Soulive: Doin' Something
On their newly released “Blue Note Records” debut titled, Doin’ Something the musicians’ provide us with a funk-soul brew that often rekindles memories of similar excursions witnessed during the often exploratory 70's. However, this ensemble successfully integrates toe-tapping dance grooves, with ultra hip funkiness amid tightly integrated rhythms and punchy horn charts. All, with a finely constructed yet delightfully brazen mode of attack. With “Roll The Tape”, Hammond B-3 organist Neal Evans, cunningly weaves in and out of Jeremy Pelt’s reverb-laden trumpet solo and guitarist Eric Krasno’s groove orientated strumming. Overall, the musicians’ conjure up engagingly appealing and harmonically rich motifs atop crisp beats and an infused sense of forward motion. Hence, the band’s chemistry speaks volumes here!
Track Listing: Hurry Up...And Wait, Doin
Personnel: Eric Krasno; guitar: Neal Evans; Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer, Piano: Alan Evans; Drums: On selected tracks: Fred Wesley; Trombone: Jeremy Pelt; Trumpet: Jacques Schwarz-Bart; Tenor Sax: Stephanie McKay; vocals.