The wait is over! JUMP UP is proud to release the follow-up studio album from one of today’s best ska-jazz-reggae acts – the BROOKLYN ATTRACTORS. Anyone familiar with the American Reggae and Ska scene has already heard the work of the musicians in the BROOKLYN ATTRACTORS. The group’s core line-up consists of New York City Reggae and Ska veterans, Jamaican percussion legend LARRY McDONALD (Carlos Malcolm, Toots & The Maytals, Count Ossie), guitarist ANDY BASFORD (Monty Alexander, Lee Perry, Gil Scot Heron), EDDIE OCAMPO, BIG DAN JESSELSOHN, BUFORD O’SULLIVAN, GIDDEON BLUMEBTHAL, MATT KURSMARK, MIKE SARASON, as well as Anant Pradhan and Luke Penella, two emerging musicians on the NY Jazz scene. The group was created by Westbound Train trumpeter and Void Union co-founder RICH GRAIKO in 2011 as a way to pay homage to 1960’s era Jamaican and American instrumental music. The band will be part of the first every SKA & ROCK STEADY FESTIVAL in Jamaican over Thanksgiving weekend.
Their debut album “GOOD EVIL ALCHEMY” took the world by storm back in 2014, topping many year end charts including #1 ALBUM OF THE YEAR on REGGAE STEADY SKA blog. To be honest, we were not surprised – “GOOD EVIL ALCHEMY” enlisted the best players from the NYC Reggae community to guest on their instrumental Reggae tour de force, including Kevin Batchelor, Dave Hillyard, King Django, Ray Jacildo, Scott Flynn, Gideon Blumenthal, and Jack Wright. Pure Jamaican Jazz bliss, bringing to mind THE SKATALITES, SOUL VENDORS, TOMMY McCOOK & THE SUPERSONICS, ERNEST RANGLIN, and RICO RODRIGUEZ. That same year the band released “Christmas Inna Babylon Vol 1″ 7” vinyl as a gift to the world, a fantastic two-sided reggae nugget delivering holiday cheer to all. A digital-only live album helped quench fan’s appetites in 2015, but as we all know the world was waiting to hold an amazing new studio album in their hot hands!
“THE MOVE” enjoyed an early release on cassette this past summer, the most die-hard fans got those old tape decks out to hear these fantasic 8 tracks before the rest of the world! Heavy on a jazz reggae tip, “THE MOVE” bounces with tight bass and cosmic percussion, often channeling the vibe of spirital jazz pioneers of the 60’s. The ska is hot in “ROAD DOG” and on the album closer “THE STATE OF THINGS”. It’s everything we hoped for, and is without doubt the BEST Jamaican-jazz record to have come out in recent years. Period.
LIMITED EDITION pinkish/orange vinyl. Cassette Tape and Handmade CD limited to 100 copies each. You can purchase just the CASSETTE TAPE on this page
The crew also spread holiday cheer – jazz reggae renditions of “JINGLE BELLS” and “GOD REST DEM IRIE GENTLEMEN” – pressed on hand stamped RED vinyl with a cool fold over sleeve. Limited to 250 copies!
- BROOKLYN ATTRACTORS
- THE MOVE
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