Wizard o' sound Dre Edmonson pulled my coat to Mora Collective, a Dallas-based trio (sax, bass, and drums, augmented with electronics) that played what I believe was only their third show at Lola's last night. From the CD-R he laid on me, they sound like a loopy (in more ways than one) take on jazz, heavily infused with hip-hop and dub -- more groove-oriented than Yells At Eels, but less cluttered than Confusatron. Check 'em out.
ADDENDUM: Drummer Eric Yacula was in the Brokers with Big Marcus. Uncle Walt was right.
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