Nils Landgren Funk Unit: You Dig

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You Dig

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Nils Landgren Funk Unit

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Paint It Blue (ACT 9243-2)

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Musicians:

Nils Landgren (trombone), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Esbjörn Svensson (keyboards), Bernard Purdie (drums),

Per Johansson (tenor sax), Henrik Janson (guitar), Magnum Coltrane Price (vocals and bass)

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Recorded: Hamburg, Germany, May 1996

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Rating: 83/100 (learn more)

The groove of Bernard Purdie is distinctive, and bassist/vocalist Price has a lot going on as he delivers a fresh, flowing rap verse. This album was a tribute to Cannonball Adderley, and is accordingly less innovative than many other things Esbjörn Svensson did. Nonetheless, it is fun music and everyone seems comfortable executing it, especially with the addition of the Brecker brothers. Nowadays, The Funk Unit drives the tempo much faster on this party tune.

Reviewer: David Tenenholtz

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