Nori – World Anew
From central Texas comes the unique sound of Nori, presented on World Anew.
The band consists of Akina Adderley, vocals; Erik Telford, trumpet; Nick Litterski, Fender Rhodes; Aaron Allen, upright bass; and Andy Beaudoin, drums.
A cool bass groove sets the pace for “Just a Man.” Adderley’s vocal is accompanied by a parade march beat. After an intense passage where voice and trumpet counter each other’s moves, Allen sets up the spirited solo by Telford. The climax is highlighted by Adderley’s emphatic crooning, aided by the trumpet and keyboard ad libs.