Indigenous People: N.G.G.R. Please

Indigenous People’s Native Go-Go Rhythms Please (Flavateria) is perhaps the best go-go-fueled jazz-funk excursion since Miles Davis’ Amandla. Having already proven a mastery of deep house, drum ‘n’ bass and funk with his outstanding 2000 disc, Rhodes Ahead, keyboardist Marc Cary brings the same high-level command of go-go rhythms from his hometown of Washington, D.C. The CD features an inspired guest appearance by Roy Hargrove and the funky, backend thrust of Terreon Gully and Tarus Mateen. The soulful “Let It Be,” featuring wonderful vocals from Keith Ailer, is the CD’s brightest moment, with Cary laying down thick, colorful harmonies and squiggly countermelodies.