Of All the Things
Label: Sonar Kollektiv
Of All the Things finds the German jazzbos taking a major leap forward. They've clearly spent their time well in the six years since their last LP: If, in the beginning, they were capable crafters of soulful electronic grooves, they've grown into accomplished arrangers and songwriters as well. Reaching back to classic '60s R&B and '70s disco, the album has a warm, live band feel that suits the material. With traces of Bill Withers, Roy Ayers and even the Beatles woven in, this is a winning, inspired, contemporary take on classic soul.