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Incognito: Who Needs Love

Incognito conjures up memories of the ’70s on Who Needs Love (Narada); the veteran acid-jazz group has created a series of tracks that touch on soul, funk, disco and fusion. The funky, horn-accented title track features some creative vocalizing from Brazilian singer Ed Motta, while “People at the Top” wraps socially conscious lyrics in a retro-soul vibe. “Cada Dia (Day by Day)”-a song that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Stevie Wonder album-is a horn-drenched fusion jam that includes a vigorous flute solo, while “Byrd Plays” is a funky workout featuring Brazilian rhythms that goes into a jazzy, sax-led jam. “Morning Sun” and “Where Love Shines” are discofied, while “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” and “If You Want My Love” up the ’70s soul quotient.

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