Live At Vagabond
this live show from their hometown of Richmond, viriginia demonstrates their blistering energy and bottomless capacity for on-the-fly invention.
Dedicated to innovation and informed by a love of the past, their sound is a modernist fusion, fizzing with explosive energy, rich in jazz licks and astonishing with raw musicality. The electrifying energy impresses just how vital a live album should be. The players were all born after the mid-70s - fusion’s golden age - but their modern, hip hop inflected funk has rich echoes of Return To Forever and early Earth Wind And Fire. There’s a massive buzz around this from within US jazz’s rejuvenated core. It’s the sound of a band on the verge of a brilliant future.
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