Souljazz Orchestra Return With First Full Vocal Album
Canadian afro/latin/jazz outfit The Souljazz Orchestra are returning to Strut Records with a new album – their first all vocal effort since starting out in 2002 as a purely instrumental outfit. With the new record titled Resistance, revolutionary themes are close to the surface, alongside new explorations into Francophone lyrics-
“We approached this album with a fresh ear,” explains bandleader Pierre Chrétien. “We were keen to build on the band’s sound and message, bringing in some of the French Caribbean and Francophone West African influences that we’ve loved since our youth, so the new album brings in French language tracks and elements of coupé-décalé, zouk and cadence to the overall mix.”
The album is available from Strut on September 4th – in the meantime a first track from the album, the sharpened energy of Bulls Eye, is available to stream below.
Catch The Souljazz Orchestra at one of two UK dates in October:
Sunday 4th October, Jazz Cafe, LONDON
Monday 19th October, The Lantern, Colston Hall, BRISTOL