Throughout the 30 years of Incognito’s existence, the one constant, of course, has been leader, songwriter, guitarist and spiritual guru Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick. Bluey claims to have worked with more than 1,000 musicians and vocalists during his long career on the road and in the studio. That might explain why Incognito’s CDs have been consistently funky and fresh, even against the backdrop of the sensual vocals of frequent contributors Maysa, Tony Momrelle, Joy Rose and Imaani. What’s missing on Tales From the Beach, once again unfortunately, is a killer breakthrough song, one that you’d think a band as talented as this could produce with ease.
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