Throttle Elevator Music: Final Floor (album review by Christa V.)

As implied in the title, this is the final album from Throttle Elevator Music. The sextet consists features Kamasi Washington on saxophone, and Erik Jekabson on trumpet, among others. While staying true to their jazz roots, this album brings in elements of rock and funk like electric guitar solos and synthesizers to introduce an edge to their sound. Overall, it’s incredibly upbeat and energizing to listen to, while still managing to function as smooth listening for the audience. The best tracks keep this energy going over the course of the piece and manage to blend the genres of jazz and rock together perfectly. Aspects like the electric guitar undercurrent to saxophone solos are unique and integrate perfectly within the composition. It is too bad that this is the last of Throttle Elevator Music! Favorite tracks: 5, 7, 8, 9

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