Another Groove: Stretch & Bobbito Cover “Anna From Woohside”

March 18, 2020 – Welcome back to Another Groove, our series dedicated to new music that is neither pure soul nor R&B but which contains elements of those genres and may please your ears. This week we feature the track “Anna From Woohside” by Stretch & Bobbito.

March 18, 2020 – Welcome back to Another Groove, our series dedicated to new music that is neither pure soul nor R&B but which contains elements of those genres and may please your ears. This week we feature the track “Anna From Woohside” by Stretch & Bobbito.

Adrian “Stretch” Bartos and Robert “Bobbito” Garcia are a world-renowned club DJ duo who also host the NPR podcast “What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito.”  Earlier this year, they released their debut album, No Requests, for which they assembled a group of gifted musicians to re-imagine tracks that they regularly feature in their DJ sets. The album is, simply put, exceptional on all levels: The tracks selected are diverse and compelling, the musicianship is phenomenal, the production is tight, and the groove is hip-shakingly terrific.  Their sound is an expressive and organic mix of soul, hip hop, R&B and jazz, with occasional Latin rhythms and accents. Our featured track is a propulsive slice of instrumental jazzy soul with changing time signatures, a beautiful melody, and inspired soloing. Imagine Steely Dan with members of Santana’s rhythm section and the late Roy Hargrove on trumpet sitting in and you’ll get the picture. If you’re a fan of the RH Factor or the Soulquarians collective, this may be your new favorite album. Enjoy.

By Robb Patryk

Listen to this track and all others in this series on the Another Groove playlist at Spotify.

 
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