Nils Landgren Funk Unit: You Dig
Nils Landgren Funk Unit
Paint It Blue (ACT 9243-2)
Per Johansson (tenor sax), Henrik Janson (guitar), Magnum Coltrane Price (vocals and bass).
Recorded: Hamburg, Germany, May 1996
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