Funky and fun from Jamaican Jazz Orchestra

avatars-000061799624-ir5f3y-t500x500Wouter Rosseel – guitarist in Lee Perry-influenced Belgian reggae band Pura Vida – has another project, a project with hardly any Lee Perry influences. The members of Jamaican Jazz Orchestra are instead worshipping The Skatalites and the early sounds of Jamaica led by Don Drummond, Ernest Ranglin, Tommy McCook and others.

And this ten piece band has recently dropped a self-titled six track EP free for download over at Soundcloud.

When listening to it my foot starts tapping and my head starts nodding reflexively. They have a tasteful mix of reggae and ska rhythms spiced with a jazzy brass section and a groove-oriented organ player.

It’s loose, funky and fun and well-worth checking out, even though I could have made it without the rapping on G13.

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3 responses to “Funky and fun from Jamaican Jazz Orchestra

  1. Reblogged this on Love Dance Hall and commented:
    Thanks to Reggaemani for always opening our eyes to new influences in Reggae music! Respect!

  2. Pingback: Relaxed and playful from Ernest Ranglin and Avila | Reggaemani

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