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MATT BERRY – “BEATMAKER” FEAT. EMMA NOBLE (single) [SELF-RELEASED]

Brand-new at the beginning of the year, this soul-funk cover of a 1970 Doris song cruises along in a sweet, cocktail-drinking, canapé-eating groove that’s never heard of a pandemic. Flies a little close to the original and lacks the big organ n’ horns solo, but sometimes all you need is a modern throwback that’s horrifically […]

Brian Bromberg — Full Circle (Mack Avenue)

Opens with some old-timey New Orleans sound, complete with vinyl pet sounds. Rest of the album is contemporary jazz with a heavy bottom end. Bromberg does much of the drumming as well as the bass and piccolo bass (promoter takes pains to mention that there are no guitars on this album). Fun cover of “Don’t Stop ‘Til […]

Naima – Bye (Cuneiform Records)

Latin, dark, complexity without chaos. Drum textures not to be missed, all players hold it down though. Fun integration of synth and unusual song structure opens this stuff up wide. Lots to like, including “Future Imperfect” (4), Elliot Smith’s “Can’t Make a Sound” (7), Animal Chin (6).