I just got the new Meshell Ndegeocello album, and it is extremely cool! Sort of like 70's era Miles Davis, but more like early Weather Report. There are some awesome bass solos from Matt Garrison, who can play Flamenco real well, it seems! The best thing about the album is the lack of rapping and foul language from Meshell. I have to say that she is simply one of the most awesome bassists and musicians out there. Everything she does is perfect, but her usage of the N-word (an epithet I find disturbing, disgusting and offensive) makes it impossible to play her CD's for my children, and even some friends. It's a turn off. Which is a shame, because her playing is spiritual, and interesting. She is one of the most intense artists out there, and her bass playing is sheer genius, INMHO. This album is mostly instrumental, and features understated bas playing from Meshell...understated but good, in a Pino kind of way...also like Rafael Saadique a bit.... I would have liked a few more up tempo songs...like "step into the projects" But all in all, I was really pleased to hear this music..