Those of you who have been lucky enough to catch Alice Russell and her amazing band live will no doubt have heard her perform the uptempo funk-a-thon "Lazer." It has become a staple of her live shows and, although she has never officially released the track, a fan favorite to boot. Those of you who haven't yet seen Alice work her magic on stage are missing out, so let's get you up to speed with this rendition recorded at France's La Defense Jazz Festival last month. Alice's voice is truly something to behold whether live or in the studio; her control is outta this world. Sharlene Hector losing herself in the music around the 4:15 mark also puts a big smile on my face. I'm keeping everything crossed that "Lazer" will make it on to Alice's as-yet-untitled album, which currently has a ball park release date of later this year.