Sunday, December 20, 2009

REVIEW: Trick Bag - Hip Shot

Trick Bag, a funky jam band with a little New Orleans thrown in, has indeed pulled quite a creation out of the proverbial hat. With tight grooves that get your body moving and shaking, these guys never disappoint and never miss a beat on their album Hip Shot.

Hip Shot is a collection of grooves and tunes full of impressive syncopation and dynamics. Trick Bag is a band that knows music - well. Never, in my opinion, was there a band that could say so much almost without saying a word.

The eight tracks on Hip Shot include awesome originals by Trick Bag as well as some covers of The Meters, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers. Even though these guys include a few covers on their album, they deserve quite a big applause for making each of these tunes their own with a unique style and flare.

One thing that stands out throughout Hip Shot as a whole, is how each of these four aficionados of music alternate leading and following in each jam without over or under-doing anything. From fat bass lines, grooving guitar solos, jamming keys and multi-rhythmic drums to an all out auditory celebration, one thing is for sure - these guys are all about musical creativity and style.

5 out of 5 stars

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