Making his debut on Chez Damier and Ron Trent's Balance imprint, jazz obsessed Frenchman Paul Cut serves up his first release of the year with four prime cuts. Building on the body of work he's developed on labels such as D.KO and Popcorn, once again it's a supreme blend of jack, soul and just the right amount of introspection. "Nucleus" takes us right to the heart of the action with a selection of powerful jacks before we're plunged into a wild and unexpected drum solo, "Windmills" shuffles and sways to the heavily swung drum arrangement and lavish vibraphone ripples while "Seaside" is a balmy jaunt along the pier at sunset, all shimmers and unhurried feels. Last but not least we hit "Moments", a hazy, woozy piece that seemingly leads with both the angelic reverse chords and the subtly lolloped drums. Make sure this makes the cut.
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