Jake Najor and The Moment of Truth - In The CutThe Redwoods Music
"In The Cut" is the debut of Jake Najor and the Moment of Truth. Najor has been a presence in the Southern California music scene for over twenty years. The San Diego based band's ten track release is filled with gritty funk and soulful instrumentals. Najor sets the tone with spirited yet restrained drumming throughout. The opening track "High Costa" finds the band funkin at a fever pitch. Nick Costa's guitar playing is on point and Matt La Barber plays a thumpin bass. The band down shifts the tempo on the following tracks. "Gettin it" is laid back funk with a tasty organ melody courtesy of Tim Felten. "Funkin For Jamacha" is another funky number this time with the brass taking center stage. For those who can't get enough of groups like The Meters and Booker T and MGs you'll certainly enjoy this.
Reg Dancy, 05/19