Label: 33 Records - 33JAZZ208 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Add to Shopping Basket. Shez has a masterful way with catchy melodies and his Stanley Clarke-inspired playing leads confidently from the front.
A highly satisfying album full of joyful surprises. Mystic Radikal is an exciting mixture. This is fusion music Last Bottle Of Wine - Various - Mixdown (Unter Ton Sampler) its most straightforward and entertaining.
Stylish brand of noirish uptempo jazz funk. An album that scores high on bright tunes, good ideas and individualism. Bass guitarist Shez Raja brings his Asian roots to bear on his approach to jazz, and adds more besides.
The band creates a colourful, accessible blend of electric jazz-fusion. Catchy hook-laden melodies, spacious arrangements and memorable compositions will doubtless go down a storm at their increasingly frenetic gigs. Which is your idea of the Music For Elves - Shez Raja Collective - Mystic Radikal word? UK fusion hasn't gone anywhere much since the hey-day of Roadside Picnic two decades ago, while on a bad day funk seems to have become just another stylistic gesture.
Then along comes the Shez Raja Collective, proffering a fine new album with Andy Sheppard and Claude Deppa guesting and a clutch of upcoming dates which not only provide a welcome antidote to both of the above but which rehabilitate the electric bass again in the process.
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