Murray

If you needed proof that artistically and intellectually interesting new music can make you want to sway your hips, too, Uri Caine’s latest is sure to be a welcomed addition to your collection. Caine (keyboards) with Zach Danziger (drums and percussion) and Tim Lefebvre (bass and guitar) update ’70s schwank with a host of new electronic beats and the contributions of an impressive list of guests. On “Murray,” Bootsie Barnes (saxophone) and Ruben Gutierrez (clarinet) enter the fray, and the group lays down a track that boasts a palette of sexy city energy without losing its head. Things wind down to blend seamlessly into after hours chill of “bE lOOse,” featuring vocals by Barbara Walker.


—MS