Single of the year honors have to include a shout-out to guitarist Lars Fabiansen and keyboardist Peter Michael, the duo behind the smooth-and-lounge of Jamhunters. They find plenty of sweet jam on “The Pier,” a swaying bossa-nova confection with Fabiansen’s Benson-studied riffs and Christina Boelskifte’s wordless phrasing. But that’s just the start. Like Jamhunters’ previous CDs, there’s plenty of playfulness, including vocal hooklines and speaking parts, thrown in to spice up the groove.
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