Mellow 45 heat from The Elder Statesman via Bastard Jazz. Lord Echo can do no wrong at the moment, and after two amazing full lengths, the New Zealand-based multi-instrumentalist/producer joins fellow Kiwi's Christopher and Daniel Yeabsley for two sides of laidback soul jazz vibes of the highest caliber. Check the A-side "Montreux Sunrise" for a dose of piano-lead sunrise vibes done to absolute perfection. On the flip, "Trans Alpine Express" picks up the pace ever so slightly for a deep swinging jazz groove. Well recommended.
- music label: Bastard Jazz 2014