Fake Jazz Sudanese (New Yorker) Sinkane – headquartered in Ohio – is aka one-man funk-band Ahmed Gallab (Note: he tours with his live-band Jason Trammell (drums, vocals), Mikey Freedom Hart (guitar, keyboards, vocals)& Mike Montgomery (bass, vocals.)
His smooth, soulful jazz-funk is easy on the ears – and sentimental as syrup.
But there’s fire in the heart too!
So be prepared for fiesta-sized guitar solos and sparkling flute solos (think: Ron Burgundy.)
If all this doesn’t sound like “Your thing …” Please remember – it is designed to chill-you-out or funk-you-away. Your choice.
We listened to “Hold Tight”, from the album, Mean Love:
A lazy indolent pace is accompanied by a fabulously low, sparkling bass-line.
A famished streak of organ is smeared across the wide-screen.
The voice is superimposed onto this undertow. Bright and oh-so high.
It is set-out in peaky clouds – white and bright.
The lows elevate this song (of introspection and soul) into something almost prog-rock in style and substance.
Guys, this is good!
@neilmach © 2014