Earlier this week, a song playing in the background on our usual internet radio station caught hold of our ear and made us check the screen credits. Gabin. Never heard of them. A short itunes search later and we were hooked. And there was also a small dent in our credit card, a result of having aquired the album called Third and Double. Go figure- it's their third album, and it's a double set! It's an eclectic album- jazzy, housy, some more traditional instrumental cuts- but it was the two "nu- jazz" (hate that term) songs below featuring soulful Mia Cooper that really resonated.
Here's a link to Gabin's myspace page, and you'll find a little bio here. And, of course, you can preview and purchase on itunes here.
This first song, "So Many Nights", is the one that snagged us. A Bacharach-esque lead-in sets up a forward- moving rhythm. It's melody is melancholic yet optimistic, in that "Got through it before and I'll get through it again" kinda way. Love it!
The second cut- "Keep It Cool" has a funkier groove. Make sure you stick with it past the 45 second mark, where it really kicks into gear!
Have a great weekend, everyone! Keep It Cool!