Captain X

Captain X

The young Berklee-born Mike MacAllister Group shows a lot more depth that their jazz-funk pedigree would indicate. On their self-released Urban Sprawl, the snapping backbea…
The young Berklee-born Mike MacAllister Group shows a lot more depth that their jazz-funk pedigree would indicate. On their self-released Urban Sprawl, the snapping backbeats and slapping electric bass negotiate trickier-than-usual chords in zigzagging yet catchy themes and multi-section arrangements. Gerad O'Shea's saxophones deal the funk via David Sanborn and Wayne Shorter, and the leader's guitar occasionally opens up for some Mahavishnu-esque blowing. What's more, we can't thi …