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FULL-LENGTH ALBUMS


Inner Fire
(Strut Records, 2014)



Inner Fire continues the Souljazz Orchestra's expansive musical journey as the group fuses intricate Eastern influences, Afro beats, Latin styles and Spiritual Jazz elements into a unique melting pot, creating a fiery soundscape, both far-reaching and highly rhythmic, for the body, the mind and the spirit.

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Track Listing

01 - Initiation
02 - Kingdom Come
03 - One Life To Live
04 - As The Crow Flies
05 - Black Orchid
06 - Agoya
07 - East Flows The River
08 - Sommet En Sommet
09 - Celestial Blues
10 - Completion

Solidarity
(Strut Records, 2012)



Solidarity is an eclectic collaborative album featuring a range of unique artists from Canada's vibrant underground scene, including Senegalese-Canadian artist Élage M'baye, Brazilian-Canadian singer-songwriter Rômmel Teixeira Ribeiro, and Jamaican-Canadian vocalist Slim Moore, better known for his work with the Mar-Kays. The Souljazz Orchestra pushes the boundaries of soul, jazz and tropical styles with a new set of heavyweight songs, unified by an underlying message of positive social change.

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Track Listing

01 - Bibinay
02 - Kelen Ati Leen
03 - Cartão Postal
04 - Ya Basta
05 - Jericho
06 - Serve & Protect
07 - Conquering Lion
08 - Kingpin
09 - Tanbou Lou
10 - Nijaay

Rising Sun
(Strut Records, 2010)



Rising Sun is the Souljazz Orchestra's first all-acoustic afro-jazz album. Playing over thirty different instruments, the group creates a rich soundscape of otherwordly jazz, driven by heavy African rhythms and soulful grooves. The esoteric arrangements and fiery improvisations make it one of the Souljazz Orchestra's most unique offerings.

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Track Listing

01 - Awakening
02 - Agbara
03 - Negus Negast
04 - Lotus Flower
05 - Mamaya
06 - Serenity
07 - Consecration
08 - Rejoice, Pt. 1
09 - Rejoice, Pt. 2

Manifesto
(Do Right! Music, 2008)



With its powerful chants, majestic brass, overheated organs, chicken-scratch guitars, hypnotic bass and polyrhythmic percussion, Manifesto mixes dirty funk and tropical jazz to the band's signature militant afrobeat.

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Track Listing

01 - Parasite
02 - Kapital
03 - People, People
04 - State Terrorism
05 - Interested Benevolence
06 - Grasshopper & Toad
07 - Amen

Freedom No Go Die
(Do Right! Music, 2007)



Freedom No Go Die is the Souljazz Orchestra's second album. Most of the songs are rooted in afrobeat, but there are elements of soukous, salsa, funk and free jazz thrown in as well. The album features fiery performances by Rwandan/Burundian artist Mighty Popo, as well as soul singers Alanna Stuart and Marielle Rivard.

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Track Listing

01 - Mista President
02 - The Blind Leading The Blind
03 - Insurrection
04 - Freedom No Go Die
05 - Mojuba
06 - Secousse Soukous
07 - Little Habana
08 - Mugambi
09 - The Creator Has A Masterplan

Uprooted
(Funk Manchu Records, 2005)



Uprooted is the Souljazz Orchestra's first album. Mostly instrumental, it showcases the band's beginnings.

(Out of print)






Track Listing

01 - Quest
02 - Red Light
03 - Molotov Cocktail
04 - Sankofa
05 - BBQ Ribs & Fried Chicken
06 - Chango
07 - Satellites In Orbit
08 - Oscillations
09 - Centretown


45s


Parasite/State Terrorism 7"
(Do Right! Music, 2008)



7" single with two of Manifesto's strongest cuts: a radio version of horn-heavy afro stomper Parasite on the A-side, followed by the instrumental organ-driven funk of State Terrorism on the B-side.

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Track Listing

A-side - Parasite
B-side - State Terrorism

Mista President/Insurrection 7"
(Do Right! Music, 2007)



7" single with two of the Souljazz Orchestra's heaviest hitters: the radio version of afrobeat anthem Mista President on the A-side, and the more straight-up funk instrumental Insurrection on the B-side.

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Track Listing

A-side - Mista President
B-side - Insurrection


COMPILATIONS


Nu Jazz Anthology
(Wagram Records, 2010)



A 4-CD collection of twisted jazz in all its new forms: a CD each of nu jazz divas and their male counterparts, one devoted to more global influences, and the last one to the Electro Swing movement.

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Track Listing

CD 1 - Nu Jazz Essentials

01 - Jamie Cullum - Lookin' Good
02 - Plan B - She Said
03 - The Herbaliser - Clap Your Hands
04 - Koop - Come To Me
05 - Wax Tailor - Positively Inclined
06 - Mocky feat. Feist - Fightin' Away The Tears
07 - RJD2 - Ghostwriter
08 - St Germain - Rose Rouge
09 - Jamie Lidell - Enough's Enough
10 - Ben l'Oncle Soul - Ain't Off To The Back
11 - Bonobo - Kong
12 - Mr Scruff - Rocking chair
13 - Jaga Jazzist - Bananfluer Overalt
14 - Cinematic Orchestra - Child Song
15 - Jazzanova - Look What You're Doin' To Me
16 - The Bamboos - You Ain't No Good
17 - Booster - The Way You Walk
18 - Robert Aaron feat. Anthony Joseph - The Saddest Kiss

CD 2 - Nu Jazz Divas

01 - Diana Krall - As Long As I Live
02 - Ladi6 - Call You Out
03 - Norah Jones & Joel Harrison - I Walk The Line
04 - Speech Debelle - Spinnin'
05 - Georgia Anne Muldrow - Wrong Way
06 - Nouvelle Vague - Dancing With Myself
07 - Baby Charles - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
08 - Lizzy Parks - Seven Day Fool
09 - Zee Avi - Bitter Heart
10 - Cibelle feat. Devendra Banhart - London, London
11 - Hint feat. Laura Vane
12 - Nicole Willis feat. Soul Investigators - You Better Change
13 - Stacey Kent - The Trolley Song
14 - Nekta - Who's Sorry Now
15 - Tok Tok Tok - Don't Mess Around With Philis Jones
16 - Terez Montcalm - I Want To Be Around
17 - Mina Agossi - Stoppin' the clock
18 - Melody Gardot feat. Seth Kallen - My Sweet Darling

CD 3 - Worlwide Nu Jazz

01 - Guru's Jazzmatazz - Back To The Future
02 - TY feat. Carroll Thompson - Something Big
03 - Gil Scott Heron - Me And The Devil
04 - Kid Koala - Fender Bender
05 - Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
06 - Tribeqa - Bridge The Gap
07 - Pete Philly - Womb To Tomb
08 - Gotan Project - Mi Confesion
09 - Caravan Palace - Dragons
10 - Kid Loco - Flyin' On 747
11 - Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Vero
12 - Azaxx - Beach Mambo
13 - The Rongetz Foundation - East (Patchworks Remix)
14 - Souljazz Orchestra - Agbara
15 - Roots Manuva - Let The Spirit
16 - Mos Def - Roses
17 - Gonjasufi - Klowds
18 - Funki Porcini - Belisha Beacon

CD4 - Electro Swing

01 - Le Club Des Belugas - What Is Jazz
02 - Tape Five feat. Yuliet Topaz - Madame Coquette
03 - Uptown Funk Empire - You've Got To Have Freedom
04 - Chinese Man - I've Got That Tune
05 - Mariano Dimonte - Rhodes Jazz
06 - Lyre Le Temps - About The Trauma Drum
07 - Bumcello - Monolife
08 - Outlines - Listen To the Drums
       [Jazzanova Remix / Dixon Edit]
09 - DJ Phantom - Make It High
10 - Dimitri From Paris - Dim's Jazz (Latin's In the House)
11 - Parov Stelar feat. Yola B. - Dandy
12 - Gabin - Doo Uap, Doo Uap, Doo Uap
13 - Waldeck - Make My Day [Parov Stelar Mix]
14 - Manaré - Speakeasy
15 - Kormac - Show Time
16 - Gramophonedzie - Why Don't You
17 - Laurent de Wilde - Jungle Hard Bop


The Rough Guide To
Afrobeat Revolution
(World Music Network, 2009)



A bit more than a Rough Guide: actually a great set that capably shows the range of afrobeat and funk in a new generation, compiled by Pablo "DJ Bongohead" Yglesias & Brendon "DJ Andujar" Rule.

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Track Listing

Disc 1

01 - The Souljazz Orchestra - Freedom No Go Die
02 - Lekan Babalola - Kabioye (Mark De Clive-Lowe Remix)
03 - Dennis Ferrer - Dem People Go
04 - The Afromotive - Lies
05 - Albino - Puppet Boy
06 - Tony Allen feat. Yinka Davies - Kilode
07 - Ruth Tafebe and the Afrorockerz - Wari
08 - Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat - Get Up
09 - Afrodizz - Bombe
10 - Fanga - Ni I Ma Toro
11 - Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls - Saro-Wiwa

Disc 2
(bonus Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat album)

01 - Country of Guns
02 - Shake Your Nyansh
03 - Gete (Dancing Limbs)
04 - Baba Nla lya
05 - Get Up
06 - Fimile (Live and Let Live)
07 - Peace No Dey (No Peace)


Horace Andy & Ashley Beedle
Inspiration Information
The Remixes

(Strut Records, 2009)



Hot on the heels of the second instalment of the 'Inspiration Information' studio collaboration album series featuring Horace Andy and Ashley Beedle, Strut drop a wide-ranging set of remixes. Features the Souljazz Orchestra's dynamite afrobeat take on 'Watch We'.

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Track Listing

01 - Watch We (Souljazz Orchestra Mix)
02 - Rasta Don't (Toddla T Mix)
03 - Rasta Don't (Toddla T Dub)
04 - Watch We (Pinch Mix)
05 - When The Rains Falls (Cosmodelica Mix)
06 - When The Rains Falls (Cosmodelica Instrumental)


Republicafrobeat Vol. 3
Compilado por DJ Floro
(Cáñamo Records, 2009)



Republicafrobeat Vol. 3 sigue recogiendo la lectura que del afrobeat se hace en la actualidad.

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Track Listing

01 - Sandra Izsadore - Look
02 - Rhythm Roots All Stars - JJD
       (Remixed By Afrodisiac Soundsystem)
03 - AIFF - Afro Riddim feat. Crucial T Mix
04 - Kokolo - Congo Bongo (Floro & Ale Acosta Mix)
05 - Sofrito Specials - Music Is The Word feat. Jonas Sonko
06 - The Souljazz Orchestra - Parasite
07 - Afro Soul Toasting All Stars - Music Is The Weapon
       (Floro & Ale Acosta Mix)
08 - Deela - One Eyed Captain feat. Mango Juice
09 - Fanga - Crache La Douleur feat. Tony Allen
10 - Ohmega Watts - Platypus Strut (Extended Strut)
11 - Sofi Hellborg - Wouldn’t That Be Fun feat. Tony Allen
       (Sr. Lobo & Watch.Tv Mix)
12 - Vanguardia Sonora - La Vida Buena feat. Totin Agosto
13 - Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu - Global Party


The Connection Vol. 1
Modern Explorations
in Afro-Beat & Afro-Latin
presented by Rich Medina & Bobbito
(R2, 2009)



A wonderful compilation filled with modern Afro and Latin-styled grooves - contemporary cuts that draw heavily on the rhythms of the past - and which always keep things tilted towards the classic side of the spectrum, while still managing to throw in some fresh new touches too.

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Track Listing

Disc 1

01 - AIFF - Let It Roll
02 - Ruth Tafebe And The Afrorockerz - Celebrate
03 - Fanga - Kelen
04 - Franck Biyong & The Afrolectric Orkestra -
        We Shall Overcome
05 - Raw Artistic Soul feat. Wunmi - Oya O
06 - The Souljazz Orchestra - Mugambi
07 - Chico Mann - Sound Is Everything (Rich Medina Remix)
08 - Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes - Ekassa 22
09 - Azuka Of Afrika - We Don Tire
10 - The Daktaris - Musicawi Silt
11 - Soul Ascendants - Tribute
12 - Blaze Production present James Toney Jr. Project -
        Revolution Poem

Disc 2

01 - Rob Swift feat. Bob James & D-Styles - Salsa Scratch
02 - Grupo X - Sunshine
03 - Big Bang - To The Full Every Minute
04 - Setenta - Funky Tumbao
05 - Louie Vega feat. Blaze & Raul Midon - Sunshine
        (Sacred Rhythm Mix)
06 - Reel People feat. Jag - Second Guess (Da Lata Remix)
07 - The Quantic Soul Orchestra feat. Noelle Scaggs - Lead Us To The End
08 - Nickodemus w/ Sammy Ayala & The Candela All-stars -
        Con-migo
09 - Saravah Soul - Supersossego (Instrumental Version)
10 - Tequila - Someone To Love
11 - Totin - Rumba Cultura
12 - Elenita Ruiz con Conjunto - Ya Nada Me Importa


That's How We Do Right!
(Do Right! Music, 2009)



The genre-defying disc's 12 exclusive leftfield tracks range from nasty nu-jazz to whumping dubstep, delirious deep house and broken beat badness.

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Track Listing

01 - 1 Luv - To Miss You
02 - Alister Johnson - Static feat. Voice
03 - Elizabeth Shepherd - Shining Tear Of The Sun
        (Simbad Soulstep Dub)
04 - The Souljazz Orchestra - Parasite (Life Boogie Remix)
05 - Alton Miller - Blues
06 - K Alexi - Mothers Child
07 - Tony Lionni - Golden
08 - Jacob Korn - Whatyagonnado
09 - Basic Soul Unit - Strange Attraction
10 - Blacktop - DDFN feat. Colin Pombo
11 - Cutty Lark - Cuttify It
12 - Gigz - God Bless The Child feat. Melissa Boyce


Dancefloor Jazz Vol. 13
If You Want My Love
(Mojo Club, 2008)



The first Mojo Club collection in a while... The vibe here is every bit as good as before: an upbeat, groovy blend of jazz, soul, Latin, and other great styles, initially pulled from the 60s and 70s, but this time around with some recent work, done in a classic funky mode. Includes tracks from The Souljazz Orchestra, Melvin Sparks, Joe Bataan, The Shirelles and Don Ellis.

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Track Listing

01 - Melvin Sparks - If You Want My Love
02 - The Souljazz Orchestra - Insurrection
03 - Joe Bataan - Chick-A-Boom
04 - Robert Lowe - Put Your Legs Up High
05 - Kelly Gordon - Independently Poor
06 - Maynard Ferguson - Wack-Wack
07 - Roberto Roena - Take Five
08 - TNT Boys - Musica Del Alma
09 - Joey Pastrana - My Shingaling
10 - Chris Clark - C.C. Rider
11 - The Shirelles - No Sugar Tonight
12 - Toby Lark - Twenty-Four Hours
13 - Tuomo - Don't Take It Too Hard
14 - Mario Molino - Gli Angeli Del 2000
15 - Don Ellis - The French Connection
16 - The Stance Brothers - Roll Call
17 - AIFF - The Seduction
18 - Dyna-Might - Borracho
19 - Osaka Monaurail - Alligator Boogaloo
20 - Energie Du Verre - Rockin' Habanera


We Love Afrobeat
An Ultimate Modern Afrobeat Selection

(Comet France, 2008)



Many bands chose to take on Fela's legacy and to carry the flame, but also to emancipate themselves from the Black President's music and rules. These have been digested in their various influences - even if a strong rythm basis often remains - to lead to a complex afrobeat tree, made up of thousands of bands and multiple branches, all tangled up with other musical genres. That's what this is all about here: selecting bands and tunes that bring something new to the beat.

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Track Listing

01 - The Souljazz Orchestra - Mista President
02 - Nomo - Better Than That
03 - Ramses Revolution - In Control
04 - Cafe-Creme & Les Freres Smith - La Marche des Smith
05 - Saravah Soul - Arroz Com Feijoao
06 - Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada - La Reja
07 - Tincan - Leave The Keys
08 - Oghene Kologbo & Afrobeat Academy - Open Your Eye
09 - The Afrorockerz feat. Ruth Tafebe - Corrupt
10 - Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble - Pelotera
11 - Kutiman - Losing It
12 - Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat - Baba Nla Iya
13 - Minimoogli - A Funk For Fela - Afro Jam


Nova Tunes 1.7
(Nova Records, 2008)



Another installment in the Nova Tunes series, from the always eclectic French radio station, featuring The Souljazz Orchestra, Radiohead, Common, Fanga, and K.os.

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Track Listing

01 - The Souljazz Orchestra - Insurrection
02 - The Virgins - Rich Girls
03 - Radiohead - Reckoner
04 - Wax Tailor - Positively Inclined
05 - Quantic & Nickodemus -
Mi Swing es tropical
06 - The Do - On My Shoulder
07 - Black Seeds - The Answer
08 - Kit Thomas - Hello
09 - Moriarty - Jimmy
10 - Common - The People
11 - Little Dragon - No Love
12 - Outlines feat. Abd Al Malik - Too Much To Ask
13 - Dub Pistols - You'll Never Find
14 - Mia - Paper Planes
15 - Feist - 1234
16 - Hocus Pocus - Recyclé
17 - Fanga - Natural Juice
18 - José González - Down The Line
19 - K.os - The Rain


Nova Tunes 1.6
(Nova Records, 2007)



2007 collection featuring tracks compiled by the current and hip French radio station. Includes tuneage from The Souljazz Orchestra, Feist, Amy Winehouse, DJ Vadim, Money Mark, Apparat, Andrew Bird, The Bees, LCD Soundsystem, CSS and more.

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Track Listing

01 - Belleruche - Minor Swing
02 - Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
03 - LCD Soundsystem - New York, I Love You But...
04 - CSS - Let's Make Love & Listen To Death From Above
05 - Trolle & Siebenhaar - Sweet Dogs (Main Version)
06 - Don Cavalli - Here Sat I
07 - The Bees - Listening Man
08 - The Souljazz Orchestra - Mista President
09 - Chin Chin - Appetite (Chicken Lips Extended Vocal Mix)
10 - DJ Vadim feat Katherin de Boer - Black Is The Night
11 - Andrew Bird - Imitosis
12 - Eddie - Pode Me Chamar
13 - Junior Murvin - Gipsy Woman
14 - Mardi Gras BB - Who Sent The Rain
15 - Michael Andrews - Just A Thought
16 - Peder feat Dean Bowman - The Sour


Messin' Around Volume 5
(Freestyle Records, 2007)



Volume 5 of the series continues the quest to give you good quality jazz-related music that is both accessible and makes you want to shake your booty. As always, the sound is a fusion of hard funk, quality boogie, danceable Latin and a touch of jazz, featuring old classics alongside some groundbreaking new releases and classics in the making.

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Track Listing

01 - Palimpsest - I'll Bet You Thought I'd Never Find You
02 - River Plate Samba Orchestra - Congo (Sao Benitez Mix)
03 - Colman Brothers (Big Band Mix) - El Nino
04 - Plumstead Radical Club - The Coast Is Clear
05 - Grupo X feat. Julie Dexter - Whatever You Dream
        (You Can Begin)
06 - Sheila Landis - Who Will Buy?
07 - The Hi-Fly Orchestra - Samboogaloo
08 - South Bronx Community Youth Project - Dance Freak
09 - Mark Murphy & The Louis Van Dyke Trio Happy Samba
10 - Nostalgia 77 - Wildflower
11 - Sleepwalker - Ai No Tabi
12 - The Souljazz Orchestra - Mista President
13 - The Cuzz Band - I Just Wanna Dance
14 - Mop Mop feat. Jackson Sloan - Perfect Day
15 - Guida De Palma & Jazzinho - The Lagoon Monster
16 - Quasimode - Ipe Amerelo
17 - Jazz Juice - Come On!
18 - Eddie Roberts - In, On, Out
19 - Ronnie Aprils Positive Energy - Snowflake
20 - Claridade - Aldeia De Ogum
21 - Grupo X - Sunshine
22 - Kasper Villaume Quintet - Cuba


Required Listening 2
(Do Right! Music, 2007)



Toronto's Do Right! Music continues to define the converging worlds of hip hop, funk, soul, jazz, afro and broken beats in Canada with this second installment in their Required Listening series.

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Track Listing

01 - Abdominal - T-Ode feat. Notes to self
02 - Anonymous Twist - Sweet 16 feat. Planet Asia
03 - Justis - Jazz Music
04 - Sacha Williamson- Hurricane
05 - Sekoya - Love's in Need
06 - The Souljazz Orchestra - Mista President
07 - Aklimatize - Dime La Verdad
08 - Alister Johnson - Like a Star
09 - Cobblestone Jazz - Creator
10 - 1 Luv - Starz
11 - Brian MacMillian - Signs
12 - Sunshine State - Day Job (Alister Johnson remix)
13 - Ghislain Poirier - Pou Ki Sa Dub feat. Nik Myo
14 - Apostle of Hustle - My Sword hand's Anger
        (Circle Research Mix)
15 - Dante & Dhula - Why do the Wicked Ones Rule









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