Beautiful blended jazz AFJP – POST BOP PAWN SHOP: Annam Nguyen’s stellar jazz guitar work is joined by fellow members Thiago Ferte on sax, Simon Bergeron doing drums and Jonathan Boudreau on bass on this superb second album… as always, the best way to “get acquainted” with a band is to WATCH them, so check out this fine video of them performing live…
…since you’re there already, you’ll want to SUBSCRIBE to their YouTube channel to catch their other live performance videos as well.
The players truly understand each other, as you’ll hear on the down & funky opener, “Hot Babe“… the interplay between the lead guitar and bass on this tune is absolutely amazing; they’ll have you up on your feet & dancin’ ’round the living room as you scope this out, to be sure… when the sax takes the lead at about 2:07, you’ll realize that these cats have really GOT IT!
AFJP plays in many different styles, all the way from bop to Cajun to some of the most unique Reggae-style you’ve ever heard… that’s totally evident on “Nicky’s Reggae Groove“; that saxophone just WAILS on this tune, and the lyrical weave is just TOO cool… I’ll be playing this one over & over (& over) again… I predict that this tune will be getting HUGE airplay on jazz stations across the globe.
The band has strong roots in solid jazz, which made it easy to choose my personal favorite of the eight (long) songs offered up… the title track, “Post Bop Pawn Shop“, weaves some rhythmic magic that (in some ways) reminds me of some of Frank Zappa’s compositions… this tune immediately won a permanent spot on my iPhone player (something that doesn’t happen that often)!
I give AFJP a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99… you owe it to your ears to learn more about this high-talent band by visiting their BIO page. Rotcod Zzaj
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