@@@ Moodymann: Sinner KDJ-48 (Moodymann, 2019) Ooh some classic techno out of Detroit. This first tune gets into some sharp dancefloor punk with something close to (if not) an electric guitar and a circular, popping bassline. I read a quick bio of Moodymann on the Wikipedia and he’s been in the game for a long time. I mention this as some of his sounds sound classic and even a bit Prince-like in flavors. An ongoing, quasi stream of conciousness voice provides the vocal element to the record. These are deliciously funky arrangements here that keep my interest than the vast majority of techno bangers.
@@@ Resavoir: Resavoir (International Anthem, 2019) Today’s listens come to you via Vice’s big ass top 100 records of 2019. I saw this album described as being created by a jazz collective in Chicago. I would say it’s more of proggy, r&b kinda thing, maybe jazz fusion if you’re feeling so inclined. Sophisticated arrangements with a large ensemble, small bits of vocals, no lyrics but quasi-scatting. All very smoothly presented. Okay, it’s fuzion as a big horn solo comes in on the the title track. I would describe this as an Earth Wind and Fire record without the dance feel to it. Intricate horn lines, harps (!), maybe even more than one drummer. It’s not my favorite strain of jazz but check it for yourself.
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