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Afterglow / Resolution 88

Resolution 88 - Afterglow

Splash Blue

Resolution 88 is a four piece band from London led by composer and keyboardist Tom O'Grady. "Afterglow" their second full length LP builds on their brand of jazz tinged funk styling with impressive results. Among the highlights are "three Four Or More". filled with O'Grady's spacey keys and funky bass grooves from Tiago Coimbra. "Raios Do Sol" embodies the Brazilian heritage of bassist Coimbra with warm and melodic rhythms. "Phantom Of The Oberheim" is another winner. Drummer Ric Elsworth lays down a funky rhythm and provides plenty of space for O'Grady's spacey keys and Alex Hitchcock's riffs on bass clarinet. Inspired by projects like Herbie Hancock's "Headhunters" and Asymuth, this is an engaging slice of fusion filled with catchy hooks and funky riffs in abundance.

Reg Dancy, 10/16