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Mantra: IntotheOut

Read "IntotheOut" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins


As might be gathered from the setlist, Mantra draws rich inspiration from the early fusion movement of the 1970s. Not your average hippy-trippy apes, the trio remain perhaps closer to the true spirit of the Miles Revolution than projects like Leo Smith’s Yo Miles! For all the sampling and wanna-be funk that has clogged the market lately, Mantra helps remind us of what the electric insurrection was all about.

Jimmy Smith proved decades ago that a band doesn’t need a ...


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