Thursday, February 17, 2022


Legere Recordings

Australian ‘down-under’ dusty jazzfunk and gritty rare grooves ensemble ‘Kerbside Collection’ return on their 4th studio album (written and constructed during the last 12-18 months of the cv-19 climate), following the first taste of the lush & laidback ‘Glaze’, with the second single and (album title) ‘Round The Corner’. Referring to some of the ‘unknowns’ and ‘uncertainties’ around the corner post cv-19, it’s also an uplifting groove affirmation looking forward to the positive things, and seasons to come round these kinds of unknown corners, and the incoming new year.

In contrast to the cruisy, layered and cinematic first single,‘Round The Corner’ is a tight, dancy, uptempo, jazz funk burner featuring the group’s core trio raw and upfront. The Rubbery, pulsating electric bass guitar of Lachlan Symons, the silky Fender rhodes (and acoustic piano solo), jazzy guitar licks guitar of Andrew Fincher, and the gritty, razor sharp grooves and percussion of drummer paprika, are all wrapped up into this dancefloor-friendly, contemporary live jazzfunk track!

‘Round The Corner’ embodies some of the current resurgence of live jazz-house crossover sounds coming out of Australia (Horatio Luna, First Beige etc), whilst also reminding us of acid music from people like Incognito, The Rebirth and Herbie Hancock’s 70’s jazz fusion years. Another sumptuous taste of what to expect on this special new record from ‘down-under’ out on modern funk and soul label Légère Recordings.