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Adam Deitch Quartet - Roll the Tape (Golden Wolf)

8 November 2023

Call it soul jazz, jazz funk, boogaloo, or whatever – there’s something irresistible about a good, danceable groove coupled with improvisational flair. Drummer/composer Adam Deitch gets that, as his current membership in Lettuce and past involvement with the John Scofield Band has proven. Thus it’s no surprise that, along with his other endeavors, he’s formed his own group. On second album Roll the Tape, Deitch and cohorts Wil Blade (organ), Eric “Benny” Bloom (trumpet), and Ryan Zoidis (saxophone) don’t try to reinvent any wheels. They simply find a funky groove, add some catchy riffs, adorn with solos, and ride it all home. “Down,” “Lay It Back,” and the title track have tons o’ fun getting where they’re going, and it gets even better when Scofield himself joins in on “Mushroom Gravy.” An easily digestible listen without being dumbed down, Roll the Tape will get your hips moving and your fingers playing air Hammond.