Alibi.com – Dec 6, 2006
Club d’Elf Now I Understand (Accurate Records)
– Amy Dalness
Smooth jazz is a genre in need of a major image makeover. Now I Understand is like the final episode of “What Not To Wear: The Music Edition.” Club d’Elf enter the show as simple jazz musicians and leave glowing with a new, hip sound atop the straight eights they’re comfortable with. If “bland” is the first word that comes to mind when considering smooth jazz, Club d’Elf would like to add the words “funky,” “experimental,” “electronic” and “new age” to your lexicon. Now I Understand could be the cure for common ambient cafÃ© music and boring breakfast nooks.