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Paprika Soul: Paprika Soul

Soul/jazz didn’t always mean thumping, boudoir ballads with breathless vocals and tingly synthesizers. The ’70s blend of soul/jazz was more likely to incorporate classic R&B and funk elements into a high energy, joyful jam. That spirit is captured by London-based septet Paprika Soul, whose self-titled album (Higher Octave HOJCD 50957; 60:48) grooves and rolls, through well-placed covers and raging originals.

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