The Big Apple goes tropical
Loose Shoes plays a kind of New York island music, what you might get if Manhattan was in the tropics.
The result is a cross between Jimmy Buffett's sun-soaked Caribbean rock and the West Coast smooth jazz of Fattburger. Latin and African rhythms and themes are cross-pollinated with East Coast urban equivalents. Or maybe a better point of comparison would be Ralph MacDonald, the jazz percussionist who melds Third World rhythms with American melodies.
Comparisons aside, those who enjoy smooth jazz with a strong beat are likely to enjoy Loose Shoes.
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