Galac­tic

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Over the past sev­eral years, the cos­mic grooves of jazz-funk ex­plor­ers Galac­tic have lured an im­pres­sive num­ber of col­lab­o­ra­tors into their or­bit: Macy Gray, Mavis Sta­ples, Mys­tikal and Trom­bone Shorty. All four throw down the funk on the New Or­leans sex­tet’s 2015 al­bum “Into the Deep,” none per­haps more soul­fully than Sta­ples, who loans vo­cals to Galac­tic’s pul­sat­ing sin­gle “Does It Re­ally Make a Dif­fer­ence.” “She just killed it,” sax­o­phon­ist Ben Ell­man told NPR last year, re­call­ing their record­ing ses­sions with Sta­ples. “We’re big fans of, like, the Me­ters and Booker T. & the MG’s and th­ese bands that have worked as sort of the back­ing band for var­i­ous vo­cal­ists. And that has kind of been our model.” Galac­tic’s other model, of course, has been 20 years of per­sis­tent tour­ing on the jam-band scene, along with pay­ing trib­ute to blues and jazz greats (John Lee Hooker, Re­birth Jazz Band) with live cov­ers. Satur­day’s per­for­mance at Rev­o­lu­tion Live in­cludes blues-rock opener the Record Com­pany. When: 8:30 p.m. Satur­day Where: Rev­o­lu­tion Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Laud­erdale Cost: $24 Con­tact: 954-449-1025 or JoinTheRev­o­lu­tion.net

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