New Cool Collective

More Soul Jazz Latin Flavours Nineties Vibes

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The big samba beat here flavors works by this tight big band. Focusing on original tunes, the band stretches its legs on such workouts as "Yeh Yeh" and "Jane XX." While the cocktail fad may be somewhat overdone, there is an authentic exuberance here that makes the disc rather fetching. Thankfully, the group also explores more straightforward funk ("The Golden Glow of Sunrise") and R&B ("Movin' On Out"). The bright production and tight communication between the musicians makes the disc a patio party natural.

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