It’s hard to believe that we now have fourteen NYSJE albums to enjoy! Quite an accomplishment in today’s music world, and maybe even more impressive for a “modern” traditional ska band. Think back to the humble beginnings of Rocksteady Freddie when he left The Toasters to start this wonderful project in the 90s – for us it’s crazy to think that the New York Ska Jazz Ensemble was the first ska concert at the Chicago House of Blues! As always you can expect top notch jazzy arrangements of foundation Jamaican sounds, over the years the players have changed but the vibe and energy remain the same. Freddie Reiter will never steer you wrong on these ten glorious tracks! Includes a fun version of “Love & Affection” and a tribute to the late great Tom Petty with “Learning To Fly”. “Break Thru” is a great mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that covers many Caribbean styles, of course all channeled through American jazz / blues arrangements that’s unique to this long-standing ensemble. Get This! “MINOR MOODS”arrived in 2002 and is also a stunning example of jazz ska & reggae bliss, a mostly instrumental delight that rivals The Skatalites in the modern era! Be it influenced by swing, boogie woogie, ragtime, big band….Rock Steady Freddie’s troop are still killing it year after year. Have you ever seen NYSJE live? If so you know they are second to none – if you haven’t had the pleasure this wonderful collection “LIVE IN GOUVY” is for you! Ten live tracks plus a bonus studio one, released in 2017.
- New York Ska Jazz
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