Soulive's got to be one of the hardest working jam bands of America. They are always touring, they are always recording; they are always making new music. The greatest thing about them is their capacity to evolve, to always amaze us with their music. When everybody thought they were going to put out another instrumental record, they invited a singer and released No place like soul -my number one favorite record of 2007. And when everybody thought they were going to do the same thing for the next record, they edited Up here (2009) a mixed album -out of its 9 tracks only three are songs. This album brings us the best of Soulive's early years and the best of their most recent efforts. Up here captures the sound of a restless and extraordinary funk band.