Horn sections are the new black. Just ask math rockers like So Many Dynamos or Americana bands like Magnolia Summer, both of which, onstage or in the studio, have gotten a cool sonic bump and blast from going brassy. Fresh Heir's horns, however, aren't just a one-off. Integrated into the ensemble, the band's brass, wickedly charted and smoothly played, makes all the difference in transcending the conventions of neo-soul and jazz fusions and making the most out of the Heir's heavy Stevie Wonder-ment. Fresh Heir grooves more than it jams, but when these folks want to light up the guitar and clavinet duels, they've got improvisational pyromania to burn.
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