‘Afterglow’ is the new long player from jazz-funk band RESOLUTION 88. Led by keyboardist Tom O’Grady (who plays suitcase Fender throughout), the 12 tracker offers a concoction of energised jazz funk that has flavours of Herbie Hancock, Weather Report and the smoother Jeff Lorber Fusion. In places, too, you can hear shades of the dear old Crusaders in their funkier moments and maybe Bluey when he’s in experimental mood.
Hear Resolution at their best on the opening cut, ‘Taking Off’… it does just that. O’Grady’s Rhodes drives the track along but the big brass work (Alex Hitchcock) is outstanding. Another highlight is the bass heavy two parter that is ‘Changing Times’ while the most adventurous cuts come with the two parts of the LP’s title tune.
Recorded in analogue, Resolution 88’s ‘Afterglow’ is out now on Splash Blue Records.