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All Music Guide:
Hailing from Boulder, CO, the six-piece group the Motet (drummer Dave Watts, percussionist Scott Messersmith, percussionist/vocalist Jans Ingebar, guitarist Mike Tiernen, bassist Kurt Reeber, and organist/keyboardist Steve Vidiac) first came together on Halloween 1998. Their sound incorporates elements of funk, jazz, folk, and world music and has served as a backup band for guitar great Stanley Jordan, as well as opening for such acclaimed acts as Ziggy Marley and the great James Brown. Their wide-ranging sound was captured perfectly on their 1999 release, entitled Breathe, produced solely by Watts and issued on the Seven Springs label.