Monday, February 16, 2009

Jambase Reviews The Bakerton Group's "El Rojo!"

huge thanks to Jake Krolick and the entire Jambase staff!

The Bakerton Group: El Rojo

The Bakerton Group, aka "the psychedelic instrumental jazz-laden alter ego" of Maryland's Clutch, has tossed their tradition aside again to record something new entitled El Rojo (arriving February 17 on Weathermaker Music). This third time around, Clutch's original four have recruited Opeth's keyboardist Per Wiberg. All five members absolutely shine on this record, which comes off as a vivacious instrumental rock album with grooves that are deeper than many jazz offerings today. What The Bakerton Group has created on El Rojo sounds like something torn from an older page in the Gov't Mule catalog, mixed with a healthy dash of Soulive.

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