I first caught the jazz/funk trio Soulive a decade ago at a club in New York City that is probably long closed (seriously, I can’t remember what the name of the place was). I’d heard their “Doin’ Something” album (and bought it subsequently), and they turned the place out in a live setting. Unfortunately, I’ve bought subsequent albums and with a few exceptions (the Dave Matthews-assisted “Joyful Girl”, probably their best-known song), all they’ve done is reinforce how much better they are live. “Rubber Soulive”, their latest album (and a collection of Beatles covers, if you haven’t already figured it out) is pleasant enough, but it doesn’t change my opinion that the Soulive experience is best enjoyed in concert (and they’re coming to Boston on New Year’s Eve, if I’m not mistaken, so maybe I’ll get a chance to prove that theory once again).
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