I remember the first time I heard about 5th and York. We’d just started ArtBLT and a belle was looking for some fresh talent to feature. Ever a fan of jazz music, the sis approached me one day and our convo went like this:
Tamika: You gotta check out this jazz group I found on Twitter.
Me: Really? Are they solid?
Tamika: These cats are tight!
Me: Lemme check out their website.
This was my introduction to 5th and York. The musicians latest album, All In, definitely goes all in. It has a smooth jazz feel that will take you back to drinking lemonade under the shade of a tree. This is not your typical jazz album. The group breaks up the monotony by having dialogue interwoven within the cd, adding a fresh touch to its signature contemporary style. I did regret that the dialogue could be too long at times though, as in “The Casino.” However, 5th and York does a splendid job of merging jazz, rock, and traditional r&b to create a style that’s distinctly their own.
One of my favorite tunes is “Key of G (Ea).” I want you to listen to it and you’ll know exactly what I mean.
If you’re ready to open your ears and explore the world in a smooth sultry musical ride, then check out 5th and York’s All In. You can buy the album on iTunes.
Disclosure: The cd was sent to us for review. It does not affect a belle’s opinion.
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