Chicago’s The AV Club serves up some serious funk and jazz on its eponymous new album.
The AV Club finds bassist, composer and band leader Andrew Vogt and his fellow musicians in fine form across eight tracks including propulsive opener “Stevland,” New Orleans stomper “Fat Tuesday,” the experimental (and Frank Zappa-esque) snippet “Thumbs Up” and the future funk of “Yam of Lotus.”
Elsewhere on the album we are treated to some tasty jazz fusion (“Grill Sergeant”), a TV theme for a show that has yet to be written (“Pearhofjax”), rubbery funk (“Shack Dog”) and the gangster groove of “Godfather Pt. II.”
The AV Club is funky, fun and highly recommended.