While “daring” is the adjective that often gets propped up next to the Roots’ name, the way ?uestlove sees it, his band never considered their latest album ‘Phrenology’ a risk. “With us, the live show presentation and the recorded presentation have always been different animals,” he tells Brian McCollum of the Detroit Free Press. “There have been some nights in which, if the right audience was in attendance, we’d do all jazz versions of our songs, or all hard rock versions. If anything, we thought it was time we transferred some of the energy of our live show to wax.”
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