Takuya Kuroda’s laid back, yet immaculately in-the-pocket trumpet style is complemented by a tight rhythm section of Rhodes, bass, and syncopated, versatile and constantly evolving drums from Nate Smith. The group effortlessly and proudly shine their influences from many styles of music, from Funk, R&B,(trk1), Afrobeat (trk2), Cuban jazz (trk4), and Neo-soul(trk5), all composed by Kuroda except for 5&6 which are interpretations of Roy Ayers tunes. Deep grooves, cool chords, and funky, lyrical horn playing all over this one. RIYL J Dilla, D’Angelo, BBNG, early Roots.
Favorite Tracks: Rising Son (1), Afro Blues (2), Mala (4), Everybody Loves The Sunshine (5), Green and Gold (6)