Friday, December 30, 2011

CD Review: The Brothers Goldman's 'fOnkOlOgy'

The Brothers Goldman
Arkansas Street Records

The funky beats of The Brothers Goldman incorporate a blend of jazzy, avant-garde, and improvisational tunes with a strong, African sound. The nostalgic tracks harken back to the 1970s. Moreover, the acid-jazz elements and instrumental sets are highly-danceable and groove-oriented with loads of funk and fun for the whole family. The line-up includes Bill Philippe on guitar and vocals; Joe O'Loughlin on drums; Tim Wagar on bass; Wil Blades on Hammod B-3; Joe Cohen on sax; Joel Berhman and Will Magid on trumpet. The energetic grooves are dripping with funky elements that go right to the soul upon the first listen. A little funk-rock presence and we have an all-out dance party on our hands. Best enjoyed with fifty friends; but inebriation is optional. ~ Matthew Forss 

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