Us3 – Broadway & 52nd
Picked this up in Toronto, on this year’s Record Shopping Excursion. What a great CD.
OK, so everybody knows Hand On The Torch and its single, Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia). But all it takes is for you to branch out a little bit to this, their next full studio album to realize this is not a one-hit wonder group that fizzled out. Far from it! The same great jazz and rap mash-ups are here, all done with style and class. Throw it on at a party and it’ll be a superb background groove. Throw on the headphones and listen closely, and you’ll be richly rewarded with the complexities and happy music these people have put together. It’s restless, relentless, and damn funky.
I’ll say it again: what a great CD!