Third times a charm for BadBadNotGood (BBNG). The Toronto-based trio of Matthew Tavares, Chester Hansen, and Alexander Sowinski have been making waves for a minute now with their jazz interpretations of hip-hop joints from the likes of Gucci Mane, Tyler The Creator and Frank Ocean. Now and with III, their first official release on Innovative Leisure, the group holds their own with an impressive collection of original material. Check the sophisticated styles on tracks like "CS60," "Can't Leave The Night," "Confessions," "Hedron," and "Differently Still." This is a prime example of how fresh modern jazz fusion should sound.
- music label: Innovative Leisure 2014