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Breakestra: The Urgency Of Urges

Not every come-on needs to be packaged with flowers, candy or promises of permanence, and Breakestra knows that: Appropriately, "Come on Over" exudes grit, delight and the sweaty urgency of urges.

The arrangement — marked by stuttering drums, bluesy guitar riffs, deep-bottom bass and piping-hot horn charts — is perfectly crafted to accompany the satisfaction of those urges. Guest vocalist Afrodyete effectively plays the hot-blooded siren, as she pleads, "Give me that mean love / Right now, right here / All your troubles, babe, will disappear." The double-entendres that follow aren't always subtle ("Let you in my kitchen / Taste just a little bit more"), but they sure do get the point across.

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John Murph
John Murph writes about music and culture and works as a web producer for BETJazz.com. He also contributes regularly to The Washington Post Express, JazzTimes, Down Beat, and JazzWise magazines.