Basspiration Wednesday – 4/8/2015

Hello, dear reader. I’m have returned safe and sound from my Lenten fast from blogging.

During said fast, I discovered a new band that has become a new favorite. Tristan is a European ensemble that self-describes themselves as an acid jazz/funk/jazz group that combines aspects of Tower of Power, Snarky Puppy, Incognito, and Brand New Heavies. Toto guitarist Steve Lukather calls them, “‘The best of the seventies brought to 2014.”

Above is a video for the song “River Flow,” my favorite tune from the band’s debut album, Full Power. The effortless groove combined with the smoothness of the vocal makes for a compelling sound that is simultaneously a throwback and quite fresh.