It is amazing what gets done when time is on your side. A global release.
Rhythm rules throughout Mondo Jumbo before dissolving into the finale, “Shadowland.” The deeper it gets into the groove the more the record reveals all the soulful players whose influence and presence seems to be all around. Mondo Jumbo speaks wholeheartedly of those magnificent performers: Joe Zawinul, Bootsy Collins, Abdullah Ibrahim, Miles Davis, Levon Helms, Rasheed Roland Kirk, Fela Kuti, Roy Ayers, Leon Russell, and Ramsey Lewis. The beat, that relentless pulse, pop tunes have their place but a down to the bone popping chill, rocks our house.