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Quasimode

Quasimode

A deeper sound than usual for Quasimode — and that’s saying a lot, given their previous albums! There’s a fullness here that’s really amazing — a further extension of their already righteous approach to jazzy grooves, into territory that’s even more mindblowing, soul-searching, and perfectly played! As before, there’s lots of upbeat acoustic rhythms on the set — club jazz, but not of the fake variety — topped with searing horn work that includes guest performances from members of Sleep Walker, Soil & Pimp, and Jazz Collective! But almost even better are the few vocal cuts — featuring either Dwight Trible or Carmen Lundy — both singers we totally love from a classic jazz perspective, sounding even more wonderful here in the company of Quasimode. The whole thing’s great — an album we’d stack proudly next to our older favorites on Impulse or Strata East — and titles include “Take The New Frontiers”, “Finger Tip”, “Young Black Horse”, “One Possibility”, “Rumble In The Jungle”, “Midnight Flower”, and “Sound Of Peace”. – Quasimode