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NOMADE ORQUESTRA En­tremu­n­dos ★★★★ Far Out

No­mad is a good name for this 10-piece Sao Paulo out­fit with a mul­ti­plic­ity of in­flu­ences, who re­sist all ef­forts to pin down and cat­e­gorise. Genre-wise, they have roots in a jazzy brass band style but are pow­ered up with elec­tric gui­tar, key­boards and solidly funky bass, plus a clat­ter of per­cus­sion on hand. In­ven­tive from start to fin­ish and ex­pertly ar­ranged, they travel through brassy jazz-rock to har­mon­ica-driven blues stom­per to Ethio-grooves to funky gui­tar work­out, some­times in the same piece. Mu­si­cian­ship is ex­cel­lent; the brass sec­tion does stately and melodic as well as bois­ter­ous, en­sem­ble dis­ci­pline is tight, and so­los are short and to the point. Car­ry­ing on where their 2016 de­but left off, this is an en­gross­ing jour­ney. faroutrecord­ings.com NIGEL WOOD

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