Cymande (Sometimes called “Dove”) by Cymande.
Sparsely arranged percussion and bass driven groove based funk with Jazz, Soul, and Reggae influences.
Saxophonist Matt Nelson posted a photo of recent vinyl score of this album, with the comment, “Oh yes. One of the best ever.” So, I thought I should check it out.
And, man, it is great! Once one of these tracks kick in, you get the feeling they could go forever, the groove is so powerful. Yet the playing is relaxed and poised, with every song given the time it needs to develop organically. I also like the feel of space conveyed by the production and engineering.
Just makes you feel good to listen. I bet they were kick-ass live. “But it’s all right, we can still go home.”