Rap and a tenor. With additional elements added by saxophonist Mars Williams, the Dizzy Gillespie track "BeBop Interlude" is a standout. This album opens with "Baghdad Café," which is a good choice with its rock/jazz times. It is followed by "Attaboy," a jazzy, almost super hero theme to the character depicted on the cover.
Swing times come with "Nothing But Net." It has allowed Liquid Soul to free themselves up to swing and show off the talent of this group formed just under 15 years ago and has allowed them to play such places as President Clinton’s Inaugural Parade and 21st Century Ball in Washington, DC in 1997.
The last song on the album features the guitar playing of Vernon Reid. This rock-out track lets Reid do what he does best, rock out, keeping it to a simple one or two riffs. There is lyrics and scratching by a host number of DJs, with the most notable being DJ Logic. The funky bass is provided by Phil Ajjarapu with drumming by Tony Taylor with Greenweedz providing rap/vocals on "Body and Mind." He mentions "A Tribe Called Quest," which this song could be a cousin track to one of theirs.
This album brings up jazz, jazz/rock and a bit of fusion to the current day standards. With the turntables handled by DJ Logic and DJ Redlox to the guitar contribution of Living Colour's Vernon Reid to the sax work of Mars Williams, this album appears to be getting rave reviews around and it deserves every bit of it. It really is a mind interlude.