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Liquid Soul: One-Two Punch

Catch Chicago’s Liquid Soul live and you’ll know that the band exists to perform under disco lights for sweating masses of moving bodies. But the eight-piece acid-jazz vets work just fine on CD, too.

As envisioned by leader saxophonist and composer Mars Williams, a Liquid Soul CD throws out a dizzying mélange of horns, guitars, rap, screaming, funk and even some spoken-word coolness. Joining in the happy confusion this time around are DJ Logic, former Widespread Panic keyboardist John “JoJo” Hermann, Matt Walker (formerly of Smashing Pumpkins) and rapper Brian “McB” Quarles.

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