The Souljazz Orchestra • Dresden • Jazzclub Tonne

The Souljazz Orchestra • Dresden • Jazzclub Tonne
Montag | 14. Oktober 2019 | 19:00 Uhr

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The Souljazz Orchestra
Jazzclub Tonne, Dresden
Einlass: 19:00 | Beginn: 20:00
VVK: 17,50€ zzgl. Gebühren

Since the band has been playing with the soul of the millenium, the Souljazz Orchestra Since the band has been playing with the soul of the millenium, the Souljazz Orchestra has never stopped pushing the limits of its signature sound: an explosive clash of soul, jazz and tropical styles, unleashed by blaring majestic horns, dusty vintage keyboards, and an arsenal of earthquaking percussion.

The multicultural collective is back with one of its latest releases, Under Burning Skies, resuming its link-up with UK-based Strut Records. Turbulent times call for strong voices and the Souljazz Orchestra’s new set packs a heavy lyrical punch, with wry comments and an urge for progressive change. Musically, the band continues to push the limits, dusting off ’80s vintage synthesizers and early drum machines for the first time, bringing lo-fi disco, boogie and electro keys to their trademark horn arrangements and earthy analog sound. The result is nothing short of fascinating and the group sounds at its confident and versatile best from start to finish.

Opener ‚Dog Eat Dog‘ with Mabinuori Idowu and Philippe Lafrenière lambasting the powerful and the corrupt over an infectious Afro-disco groove; ‚Lufunki‘ takes the group right back to its B-Boy roots, bringing the Afro vibes to Beat Street and ‚Is Yeelyel‘ delivers a killer rework of an obscure original by Somalian super-group Dur-Dur Band. The band goes on exploring its passion for French Caribbean styles on the beautiful, lilting ‚Forget for a Day‘ and ‚Two-skinned Drum‘ also takes time for reflection on the potent instrumental track and poignant closer ‚Aduna Jarul Naawo‘, featuring the vocals of Élage Mbaye.

Now celebrating its 15th year, the Souljazz Orchestra continues to be an unstoppable force. Nominated for a Canadian Juno Award for the third time in 2016, the band regularly tears up all over the world through its punishing schedule. In fact, years of relentless touring have formed the Souljazz Orchestra’s live concerts into the stuff of legends – more often than not culminating in ecstatic, sweat-soaked, cathartic affairs, mixing pulsating arrangements with eruptive improvisations.

So far, the sextet has been fortunate enough to bring its dynamite to the world, sharing bills along the way with heavyweights such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Femi Kuti, while showing no signs of slowing down. As saxophonist Ray Murray puts it, „Souljazz is more than just a band for us, it’s a way of life.“

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