Man am I glad I discovered this group!  In fact, their fans are lucky this is a group at all.  Initially, a one-off performance inspired this collection of contemporary jazz stars to form a band.  Led by guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Stanton Moore (of Galactic fame) their 4 albums are a series of creative forays into all types of music, always firmly rooted in the jazz tradition.  It’s a shame Hunter left after their second album, but their third and fourth still smoke.  I wouldn’t classify them as acid jazz or trip-hop, but their records can definitely be spun at parties.  Nu Fusion is more like it.

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