played by:Djouls (Paris Djs), Ennio Styles (Stylin Radio Show), Nik Weston (Mukatsuku/Guynamukat), Pat Les Stache (Cabana Disco), Jazzee Loudness, Voodoocuts, Juno Recommends Funk/Reissues, Afro Beat Foundation, Suonho, Summer Carnival Chart, Guynamukat Production, Renegades Of Jazz, Sol Power All-Stars
Solidarity marks a welcome return to the studio from Canadian six-piece The Souljazz Orchestra following an extended break for touring. As with previous outings, the 10 tracks bristle with summery intent, mixing heavy bottom end pressure with piercing horns and authentically fuzzy vocals. The production makes it sound authentically 1970s, as if it was recorded in some cheap West African studio. Given the band's love of Afro-funk and Afro-beat - as well as the sort of psychedelic afro-jazz that so enthuses record collectors - it's a wise move. If anything, it makes the album even more desirable; certainly, there's an authenticity to The Souljazz Orchestra that can't be denied.
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