He's given us the invaluable 'Glucklich' series, and now it's time for Rainer Truby's debut album, with his Truby Trio cohorts Roland Appel and Christian Prommer. As you'd expect it's a variety of postcards from around the world, resulting in one of the finest jazz 'n' breaks albums you'll hear this year.
There's the easy funk of 'Universal Love' for starters, with Marcus Begg on vocals over a nice squelchy bass sound. Begg appears later on 'Lover Uncovered', backed this time by slick broken beats. Joseph Malik, now a Compost stalwart, vocalises 'Bad Luck', and the gorgeous tones of Wunmi add to 'Runnin's sexy groove. The most vibrant tracks for me are the ventures into drum and bass, with 'A Festa' opening initially on a slow beat before the main sound drops - fast and springy. Meanwhile 'A Go Go' is more of a breaks workout but keeps the feel-good energy flying.
So if it's hot, you want to throw the windows open and put on a cool summery soundtrack - this is one you should consider.
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