Is there really any place for this in the modern CD collection really? It’s no wonder they are being compared to bands like Return to Forever and Weather Report who experienced their heydays in the 70s. Not to say that it isn’t an enjoyable fusion of Latin Jazz and Funk, just that this brand of music is only heard while waiting in a lobby or a customer service representative over the phone nowadays.

Like the aforementioned bands, the album has no lyrics; it’s a collection of substantial compositions. Joan Torres is their bass playing ringleader in this circus of extraordinary talent.

If you’re looking for something that will relax you; calm you but keep your thought process ticking over, then ‘Before’ has several slow paced arrangements whilst, on the odd occasion, things pick up and make you feel like you’re watching the chase scene in an old cop thriller.

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