I love this album, Weckl is off this planet with his playing, and what a sound! All the instrumentation works so well and feels so natural, Weckl sets up every band hit with precision, style and a huge amount of musicality. This album transforms any car journey from misery to joy!
This album blew me away. The sheer proffesional instrumentalism, timing, rhythm and overall sound combines to make an unstoppable musical journey through many styles of jazz. The headman, Dave Wecker, is an inspirational drummer. I don't know how he slipped through my jazz collection but i am making sure it never happens again. On top of his fantastic pace and rhythm that creates the solid basis of each track, I found that every other featured musician did their part to the maximum. From the mindblowing 70's Funk inspired Bass Riffs, to the sweet melodies of the sax, it is the perfect mixture of these instruments that make this album a must-buy for any upbeat jazz enthusiast, because it has to be said, every track makes you want to move! My only qualm would be that its all over too quickly, but having said that, an hour of music ranging from jazz-funk to latin-jazz will not dissapoint the most avid of jazz fans. Give it a go!
weckl's playing is staggering the whole way through, and, supported by some fantastic musicians throughout (particularly good sax) he has managed to create an absolutely superb album for anyone who's a fan of jazz-funk / latin-jazz - it just leaves you dying for more! i bought this album kind of by chance, and what a stroke of luck it was! 5 stars no question, just absolute brilliance!