Superhuman Happiness On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Superhuman Happiness.

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Superhuman Happiness.

Superhuman Happiness.

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Brooklyn's Superhuman Happiness takes the whimsy of Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime" and plops it on top of Phish-like laid-back vocal attitude and the joyful funk of James Brown. It's all peppered with restrained brass flourishes, which sound as if any member of the horn section might spin into a complex improvisation if given the chance. Bandleader Stuart Bogie, saxophonist for the Afrobeat band Antibalas, evokes something truly uplifting, in the process living up to Superhuman Happiness' well-deserved name.

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