Steve Bernstein’s Millenial Territory Orchestra is set to release their new album, MTO Plays SLY, on September 27. The thirteen-track album pays tribute to the legendary Sly & The Family Stone with re-imagined covers featuring a dynamic list of guest artists, including vocalists Antony Hegarty, Dean Bowman, Martha Wainwright, Sandra St. Victor, and Shilpa Ray, organist Bernie Worrell, guitarist Vernon Reid, and remixer Bill Laswell.
MTO Plays SLY will revisit the classic, timeless hits music of Sly through the lens of MTO’s funky aesthetic.
The track listing for MTO Plays SLY is as follows:
Stand (feat. Sandra St. Victor, Bernie Worrell, and Vernon Reid)
Family Affair (feat. Antony Hegarty)
Que Sera, Sera (Feat. Martha Wainwright)
M’Lady (feat. Dean Bowman)
You Can Make it If You Try
Everyday People (feat. Shilpa Ray)
Bernie Interlude (feat. Bernie Worrell)
Skin I’m In (feat. Sandra St. Victor)
Sly Notions 2/Fun (feat. Dean Bowman)
Time (feat. Dean Bowman and Vernon Reid)
Thank you for Talkin’ To Me Africa (Bill Laswell mix translation)
The Millenial Territory Orchestra is comprised of Steven Bernstein (trumpet and slide trumpet), Curtis Fowlkes (trombone), Doug Weiselman (clarinet and tenor saxophone), Peter Apfelbaum (tenor and soprano saxophone), Erik Lawrence (baritone and soprano saxophone), Matt Munisteri (guitar and banjo), Charles Burnham (violin), Ben Allison (acoustic bass), and Ben Perowsky (drums).