Universal Togetherness Band, S/T (Numero, “Eccentric Soul” series #57, 2o15)
Forget the dated name and the undistinguished vocals — hooks and arrangements do burrow into yer brain and have their own coils and swirls. Recommended to serious soul fans. Look like they were fun live and sure are obscure.
Bobby Kapp/Matthew Shipp, Cactus (Northern Spy).
If you haven’t listened to Shipp in a while, it’s easy to forget how he can be at once brimming with ideas and damned entertaining. And, hell, the conversation with Kapp is sumptuous, duo or whatever.