Tribes, Vibes and Scribes

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This England-based dance and funk, but mostly jazz, band brings nothing but energy to this project. The production is sleek, and the arrangements are precise. Maysa Leak reaches her higher notes without abandoning the fullness of her unwavering lower range. Half of the songs on this album utilize her vocals, while the others are instrumentals. The instrumental tracks feature bebop-influenced solos, in particular "L'Arc en Ciel de Miles," which is an admirable tribute to the late famous jazz trumpeter. However, each song's solo is just as riveting as the next. The one constant on this album is the steady strum of bassist Randy Hope-Taylor. Contrary to the group's name, their music is anything but incognito -- it's excellent and as conspicuous as ever.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 05:59 SpotifyAmazon
2 05:05 SpotifyAmazon
3 01:08 SpotifyAmazon
4 05:20 SpotifyAmazon
5 05:18 Amazon
6 04:30 SpotifyAmazon
7 04:22 SpotifyAmazon
8 04:01 SpotifyAmazon
9 05:15 SpotifyAmazon
10 04:19 SpotifyAmazon
11 05:55 SpotifyAmazon
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