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Heavyweight vinyl (180 gr pressing) with artwork sleeve
ZEPLP047 – Limited edition of 500
Release date: 22 November 2019
4**** De Standaard
“…Jamaican Jazz Orchestra gaat waar geen Jamaicaans orkest hen is voorgegaan…”
“…Lovely album, lovely tunes and some real fine musicianship…”
Reggae Vibes – quoted 95%
“Jamaican Jazz Orchestra’s hybrid album will make you discover that Jazz and Jamaica were never so close.”
With their authentic formula – jazz musicians in a Jamaican context – this Belgian orchestra comes up with a second full album.
The combination of serious musicianship, ingenious compositions, 100% analog recording – just as in Jamaica of the 60s – and an iconic album cover, suggest the timeless character of this record.
Frontman/guitarist Wouter Rosseel (Pura Vida, Kenji Minogue, Lee Scratch Perry, The Congos) and producer Tom Callens (Lester’s Blues, Lady Linn, Tiny Legs Tim, Little Dots) teamed up and created an album that sounds gentle, dynamic and tangible and is dominated by an overall feeling of goodness.
It is no surprise that the album title ‘Rain Walk’ refers to the positive message that even when it rains – in your mind or literally – you can always defy it, simply by moving on.
The sole vocal track on the album entitled ‘Morning Girl’ features female singer Helena Casella (BR/BE). Her voice gives a young and innocent, even urban and poppy feel to the track that was previously released as a single. The lyrics are provided by Helena’s uncle Pablo Casella (Sarah Ferri, Little Dots).
On stage Jamaican Jazz Orchestra is known for their party-in-style, able to amuse any crowd.
Wouter Rosseel – guitar, composer
Marie-Anne Standaert – trumpet
Bruno Van der Haegen – alto sax
Ruben Verbruggen – baritone sax
Tobias Storme – trombone
Karel Cuelenaere – keys
Ruben Lamon – bass
Xan Albrecht – drums
Helena Casella – vocals
Bregt De Boever – percussion
Pablo Casella – lyricist
Tom Callens – producer, mixing
Peter Desmedt – engineer, mixing
Recorded at Studio Ledeberg
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering