- the souljazz orchestra: rising sun
(2010, cd, uk, strut 058cd)
The Souljazz Orchestra got founded in Ottawa, Canada, in 2002. The band fuses jazz with Nigerian percussion and african and latin rhythms into the so-called Afrobeat.
They have released two albums on the Toronto-based Do Right! label, and now there's the brand-new "Rising Sun" on London-based Strut Records.
There are moments that "Rising Sun" leans towards ethnic jazz and it's obvious that the band has listened a lot to Sun Ra and to Pharoah Sanders.
I like it. I like it a lot.
"Rising Sun" is a feel-good album. A bit too clean or too clinical at times, but a great listen.
Laid-back. Warm. Feel-good.
Check it out!
The below clip is track number four of the album. Give it a go.