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Mocean Worker: Cinco de Mowo!

Leave it to a drum and bass practitioner to present Herb Alpert in a context that makes him sound more like a jazz musician than almost anything in his catalog. Yet there he is on “Changes,” blowing some blue lines over a chopped-up bossa nova in between multiple saxophone melodies. Then again, this should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Mocean Worker, the nomme de plume of Adam Dorn. The son of eccentric jazz producer Joel Dorn, he has absorbed Pop’s musical history and recontextualizes it for the DJ crowd. In the past he’s been just as likely to work with U2’s Bono as saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman.

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