I would describe the album as a mix of Jazz, Latin & Afro with guest vocals from Onsunlade, Naliah Porter & Tanya Michelle, on the whole it works well with "You Dont Love Me" Ft Osunlade as one of the stand out vocal tracks which was originally covered byreggae artist Dawn Penn, this time around it has a very cool Latin soulful vibe.
The other very strong vocal track is "With Me Come Fly" Ft Naliah Porter this is something that includes a more acoustic sound and it works well and is more nu-jazz in direction my kinda thing !
The first of the instrumentals is "Freedom", a straight ahead Latin Jazz with a stunning horn section and a stand out guitar, the second 'Afro Blue' has a big big horn section and a driving rhythm section this seriously kicks it.
Another cover on this album is from the legend Dizzy Gilespies ' Tin Tin Deo ", this instrumental is lead by the vibes & flute, it moves along at a smouldering pace and is very faithful to the original.
This album has 13 tracks in total, it's very good with a couple of exceptions that do let the album down a bit, but I won't name and shame them, you will have make your own mind up on that. The Jazz will not blow your mind, it's not that kind of album, however there is purpose to the project and that is to entertain rather than stretch your Jazzy intellect ! It's fun simple as that :>) It's well worth a purchase, the kinda album that you stick in your car stereo and play at full volume.
1.Sunshine Ft Tanya Michelle
2.You Dont Love Me (No,No,No) Ft Osunlade
4.Dona Flora Ft Dionisia Cassiano
5.Into My Heart Ft Nailah Porter
6.Root's Of Soul
7.With Me Come Fly Ft Dionisia Cassiano
9.Tin Tin Deo
10.A Night With You Ft Naliah Porter
12. Afro Blue
13.Sinphony From The Universe
Anthony "Aja" Allsop
More Articles in Community Articles
Tony Adamo/ reviewed by @CriticalJazz/Miles of Blu
KCC Productions presents the Premiere of Will Calhoun's "Life in this World"
Anzic Records Artist Anat Cohen On The Move!
Jason Paul Harman Byrne
KCC Productions presents the Felipe Lamoglia Quintet
Olivia Foschi: Perennial Dreamer
H. Allen Williams
DC Jazz Festival Announces Jazz at the Hamilton Live Concert Series Co-Presented by The Washington Post