- Release Date 2008-04-08
- Label YORE (YRE)
- Catalog YRE008
In “Time Waits,” a bright flute glides over a swaying Latin-funk pulse spiced with congas and shakers, after which a soulful male voice intones the ‘60s-styled plea “Open our eyes to see / Surely, truly, love is all we need.” Alton Miller gives the material lots of room to stretch out (each A-side track is in the eight-minute range while the B is almost fourteen) without ever letting it lapse into aimlessness. Driving
tech-house rhythms anchor “Way of the Drum” and the epic “Song for Beatriz” and, powered by a funky backbeat pulse and timbales, the latter stokes an entrancing Latin-jazz swing amidst Rhodes flourishes, smooth “da-da-da-da-daaahs,” and an extended Moog solo that Miller conceivably could have exhumed from some lost ‘70s jazz-fusion classic. The rich material on Full Circle is overall the deepest you can find, so up on our alley, that we couldn’t resist putting this forward to you.