It's been a loong weekend.
The Bad Plus
"Never Stop" (CD)
Minneapolis jazz fusion trio the Bad Plus release their first all-original album in their tenth year. Since it was their unconventional covers that made them famous (Nirvana's "Lithium", Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb") it may seem bold to do an album of only original work.
Thankfully it all holds together pretty well and there are only a couple of lull moments in the album.
The Poets of Rhythm
"Practice What You Preach" (Vinyl)
It is very hard to determine the exact point of origin for this album. Everything from the production, recording, artwork and packaging all look like a re-release of something that was released in 1973, but in fact this ablum was released on Dap-tone in 2006.
It is very funky, very fun. And they're German. I think.