Lucky Brown & The SG's - Mesquite SuiteTramp
Joel Ricci aka Lucky Brown returns with his third full length release for Tramp records. "Mesquite Suite" is filled with dusty instrumental analog tinged funk. The disc opens with "Lone Heart", a slow burning funk tune in the tradition of the Menahan Street Band. "Justice" has an infectious organ grinding groove layered with sweet flute rhythms. "Glancing Meteors" is driven by funky drumming and tasty guitar licks topped off with swaying horns. A solid recording filled with inspiration from Mulatu Astatke and the aforementioned Menahan Street Band. Lucky Brown's third lp may very well be his best.
Reg Dancy, 11/18