I’ve written about Incognito before on the blog. Once when featuring the first song I ever heard by them, and a second time when a new song from their most recent album In Search Of Better Days, was released. I’m featuring them today for two reasons: one, they often include instrumental songs on their albums, or in today’s case a mostly instrumental song. Second, the title of today’s song is exactly what I am doing: “Thinking About Tomorrow.”
I’m thinking about tomorrow, not just because it’s Halloween—actually, I’m not really thinking about the holiday much at all. What I’m thinking about is a concert that I’ll be attending. That’s right: tomorrow night at 9, in Annapolis, Maryland to see Incognito and Maysa (Leak) in concert at Ram’s Head On Stage. To say I’m excited is to undersell excitement. I can’t wait!
This is something of a bucket list item that is twenty-two years in the making: Incognito is a band I grew to love once I purchased their album Positivity without even hearing any songs by them. That album was actually their fourth, and the second to feature Ms. Leak, a Baltimore native. It was after I heard this album that I found the previous three, and I became such a fan that I have acquired just about every album since. Maybe because it was the first one I heard, but Positivity is probably my favorite Incognito album, though all of them are very good, and some of those are every bit as good as this one.
As for today’s song, it’s an up-tempo (mostly) instrumental—there are some scatted vocals by Leak and assorted background singers—but it features plenty of horns, some great keyboard work and an outstanding bassline. I’m thinking this one probably won’t be on the set list tomorrow night, but it won’t matter; there will be plenty of songs that I’m familiar with that will be. Needless to say, there won’t be a recap of Monday’s episode of The Voice; I’ll be enjoying “the voice” of Incognito!
I hope you enjoy today’s Smooth Jazz Sunday song; as always thanks for reading and listening.