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Lakecia Benjamin: Retox

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Lakecia Benjamin: Retox
Retox è l'album d'esordio della giovane sassofonista statunitense, Lakecia Benjamin che, dopo varie esperienze al fianco dei Roots, Macy Gray, Alicia Keys e Stevie Wonder, ci offre un lavoro versatile al confine tra funk, soul, jazz e R&B.

Dai trascinanti "Keep Talkin" e "Maceo," al morbido soul di "My Love" alla rilettura del classico di Stevie Wonder "Don't You Worry 'Bout The Thing" la Benjamin dà prova di ottime qualità strumentali e di arrangiamento grazie alla capacità di integrare strumentisti e vocalists in maniera naturale, una cosa che non sempre riesce in album di questo genere.

Pervade in questo lavoro uno spiccato senso del groove oltre che l'amore dell'artista per maestri come Maceo Parker, Prince e Sly & The Family Stone. Retox potrebbe far storcere il naso ai puristi del jazz ma sarà apprezzato dagli amanti del funk e del groove.

Track Listing

1. Soulsquad; 2. Keep Talkin’; 3. Maceo; 4. Share My Life; 5. My Love; 6. Human Being; 7. Jump and Shout; 8. Smile; 9. Get Down; 10. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout The Thing (S.Wonder); 11. Dreams; 12. Slow Juice.

Personnel

Lakecia Benjamin (sax alto e soprano); Solomon Dorsey (basso); Jesse Fischer (tastiere, organo); Chris Rob (tastiere, organo 2,4,7); Shelton Gardner (chitarra); Louis Cato (chitarra 2,4,7); Brandee Younger (arpa 4); Jonathan Powell (tromba, flicorno); Mark Williams (trombone 2,7); Nick Roseboro (tromba 1,3,6,8,10); Andre Murchison (trombone 3); Amp Fiddler (voce 2); Tracy Nicole (voce 2); Jacoria Marzett (voce 4); Whosane (rap 4); Kristle Warren (voce 5); Mavis Swaan Poole (voce 6); Chinah Blac (voce 7); Maya Azucena (voce 8); Melanie Charles (voce 11).

Album information

Title: ReTox | Year Released: 2013 | Record Label: Frame

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