The latest track from Rick Starmer sounds like a go-go band gone smooth jazz. Numerous percussion instruments - cowbells, bongos, whistles etc. - accompany a sultry saxophone and warm bass line. Skillful piano vamping ties the tune into a funky sort of dancehall-jazz fusion. This unique blend is jazzy but the simple groove an unpretentious melody make it all the more appealing.
Rick Starmer's new album, Because I Can't Paint, will be made available everywhere on June 1 on Sunset Classics & Jazz (SC&J).