Title - 'Your Horizon Too'
Artist - Under The Lake
For the past 25 years, Portland, OR's ever-evolving Under The Lake lineup has garnered many notable accomplishments including: nominations for Best Pop-Jazz Album and Best Pop-Jazz Group in the 1994 San Diego Music Awards; and Up For Air was listed by WBJB (NY/NJ) as one of the top 10 releases for 1996.
Lest we forget to mention that Black Entertainment Television's BET on Jazz included the song 'The Slider' on their Jazz Discoveries CD released and distributed by BMG Direct (1997); Radio and syndicated broadcast of songs from both CDs nationally and internationally; and their 1994 release Dive In was listed as Chartbound for 5 weeks on Gavin's NAC tracking.
Indeed, Under The Lake's (currently Jayson Tipp, keyboards; Nathan Brown, bass guitar; Richard Sellers, drums; Patrick Yandall, electric/acoustic guitar; and Quintin Gerard W., tenor, soprano, saxes and flutes) recordings continue to be heard streaming on Spotify, GooglePlay, and iTunes, and releasing April 3rd, 2020 is their brand new album, Your Horizon Too (via Mind In Overdrive, Inc.).
The new album contains a collection of 10 original tunes along with covers of The Sylistics' 'People Make The World Go 'Round' and Steely Dan's 'Josie,' and three Radio Edit cuts too.
1. 'It's Your Horizon Too'
2. 'People Make The World Go 'Round'
4. 'Wishing It All Away'
5. 'Last Week'
6. 'Side Two'
7. 'You Forgot Your Ticket'
8. 'Diego Nuevo'
10. 'This One Too'
11. 'Trip To The Grove'
12. 'Stealing The Night'
13. 'It's Your Horizon Too' (Radio Edit)
14. 'Side Two' (Radio Edit)
15. 'This One Too' (Radio Edit)
As noted above, with all the tracks also featuring former saxophonist-flutist Gerard W. and core members, bassist Brown and drummer sellers, UTL have once again come seamlessly together to marry jazz and funk into such alluring dance tracks; making for yet another album that simply has to be in any self-respecting jazz fans collection.
Tracks like the opening title cut 'It's Your Horizon Too' and both 'Bridgetown' and 'Last Week' showcase the hard-driving, bottom-heavy persona of that musical hybrid perfectly, with cuts such as 'Diego Nuevo,' 'This One Too,' and the album-ending 'Stealing The Night' excellent examples of solidly-structured grooves complete with balanced melodies and musicianship.
In closing, and whether it be their own work or the two aforementioned covers (that, on a side note, they totally make their own), Under The Lake do an excellent job of showcasing their own individual style and instrumentation in a joyous collaborative fashion here on their fifth album.
See them live whenever they come to your town and buy this, and ALL their previous CDs today!
Watch The Zoom Video For 'It’s Your Horizon Too' Here!
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