The Souljazz Orchestra | Freedom No Go Die (Remastered)

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Freedom No Go Die (Remastered)

by The Souljazz Orchestra

Freedom No Go Die is the Souljazz Orchestra's 2nd album, originally released in 2007: most of the songs are rooted in afrobeat, but elements of soukous, salsa, funk and free jazz are thrown in as well. This version was remastered in 2014 for 180g vinyl.
Genre: World: Afro-Beat
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mista President
6:37 album only
2. The Blind Leading the Blind
3:28 album only
3. Insurrection
3:39 album only
4. Freedom No Go Die
5:48 album only
5. Mojuba
5:12 album only
6. Secousse Soukous
5:01 album only
7. Little Habana
5:04 album only
8. Mugambi
4:10 album only


Album Notes
Description from Dusty Groove America:
More Afro Funk than the soul jazz you might guess from the group's name -- but that's OK with us, because the record's plenty darn great! Souljazz Orchestra are one of the best of the current wave of Afro combos to hail from Canada -- and they manage to get an incredible full sound from a surprisingly small range of instruments -- usually just 3 saxes, a trumpet, keyboards, and percussion -- but played with a sense of power to earn them the "orchestra" in their name! There's a definite Fela influence going on here -- grooves that move fast with very skittish rhythms -- snaking out with great horn bits and keyboard lines. But the overall approach is a bit tighter too -- much more focused at times, on slightly shorter tunes, about half of which are vocal numbers. Two tracks have the group breaking format a bit -- a great cover of "The Creator Has A Master Plan" and the Latin-inflected "Little Habana" -- and other tunes include "Mista President", "The Blind Leading The Blind", "Insurrection", and "Mojuba".

This version was remastered in 2014 for 180g high-quality vinyl. Also comes with free download card.



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