Artist: Lettuce Title Of Album: Outta Here Year Of Release: 2002 Label: Velour Recordings Country: US Genre: Funk / Soul / Jazz Quality: FLAC (image +.cue, log) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 01:04:14 Full Size: 405 MB
01. Outta Here [04:52] 02. The Dump [03:51] 03. Squadlive [03:57] 04. Back In Effect [05:36] 05. Twisted [05:15] 06. Superfred [03:58] 07. Reunion [05:45] 08. The Flu [06:20] 09. Nyack [04:10] 10. Hang Up Your Hangups [06:59] 11. Nyack (Live) [13:26]
Ryan Zoidis, Sam Kininger - tenor saxophone; Jeff Bhasker - keyboards; Eric Krasno, Adam Smirnoff - guitar; Erick Coomes - bass.
Tonni Smith - vocals; Fred Wesley, Brett Sroka - trombone; Neal Evans - Hammond B-3 organ; John Scofield - guitar.
Lettuce is the group that began the careers of several noted "jam band" musicians: Eric Krasno of Soulive, Adam Deitch of the John Scofield Band, Adam Smirnoff of the Squad, Jeff Bhayshk of Kudu, Ryan Zoidis of Rustic Overtones, and Eric Coomes, now a Los Angeles-based producer. Outta Here is essentially a reunion project featuring these players and several special guests, including trombonist Fred Wesley, Soulive organist Neal Evans, and John Scofield himself. Toni Smith also contributes an alluring R&B vocal on "Twisted." Although the album is overly reliant on funk cliches, there are some captivating moments, mostly toward the end of the disc. The groove on "Nyack" is something else -- so good that a bonus live version closes out the disc, giving the listener a good sense of what the band does on stage (hint: it cooks). Keep the disc playing and you'll hear a 45-second snippet of horns and drums getting down as well. -- David R. Adler ~ AllMusic.com