Nils Landgren / The Nils Landgren Funk Unit

Fonk da World

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Trombonist Nils Landgren covers a variety of funky styles on Fonk da World. There are a few throwaway vocals (the opening "Booty Rock" has some rap) but also some worthwhile soloing from Landgren, altoist Per Rusktrask Johansson, and the oversized rhythm section. Most of the songs are a bit lightweight (other than "Freedom Jazz Dance") and little unexpected happens so this set (which ranges from funky jazz to early fusion and soul-jazz) is not overly memorable. But used for background dancing or light listening, Fonk da World succeeds on its own limited terms.

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