Very sophisticated indeed. Union Five revel in tradition, the tradition of jazz, blues, soul and rhythm and blues and they blend it all together in a timeless mix that is one part funky retro, one part up town jazz club band and one part underground blues club best kept secret. The musicianship is second to none, playing with off beats and intricate grooves, chiming piano and smoking guitars all coming together in clever arrangements and slick deliveries.
Jazzers will love the arrangements and intricacies, soul fans will love the smooth deliveries, funksters the inherent dance vibe. If you like the more traditional sounds, then there is a lot here that reminds you of past glories and golden age artists and progressives will love the forward looking direction that the music is heading in.