Keyboardist Jason Clark, guitarist Niko Lyras, drummer Steve Potts, saxophonist Pat Register, bassist Dave Smith are the core members of Memphis based group The Justus Brothers.
Since several decades they are backing luminaries such as
Booker T. & the M.G.ís, Kirk Whalum, Gregg Allman, Ike Turner,
Dave Stewart and many more.
Chinese Checkers was released on Booker T. & the M.G.'s album Soul Dressing (1965). The interpretation convinces with a sophisticated horn arrangement, the guitar solo is also resounding good. The song is the first single of the album.
Sabroso means in Spanish language tasty. The piece fully deserves this title. Miss L is a moonshine serenade, composed by guitarist Niko Lyras for his girl. Also in the band context it sounds melodious.
Askin' Ain't Gettin' is a forward looking piece with a pounding beat that keeps you in a good mood. Interfaces to The Rippingtons are unmistakable. On Hip Pocket the group shines with a sneaky and funky groove.
The horn laden King's Strut is a piece that
immediately sounds familiar and goes down like milk with honey.
Garment District shows a strong influence from Weather Report's
The Justus Brothers have delivered with their debut
album a successful mixture of original compositions and covers, with
which the formation definitely recommends themselves as an excellent