Grigri Discs, 2008CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 15.1

Jazz Ruler Type: funk
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Afrofunk Big Band is an accurate description of the sound on this release. The band includes a funky rhythm section, lots of percussion, a crisp brass section and well-integrated vocals and chants. The keyboards and guitars create a cool, funky backdrop for the rap lyrics on “Weigh Your Blessings” featuring members of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars. The raspy sax lead on “Dog Days” gives it a smoky, jazz club feeling complementing the pulsating lyrics. Producer Michael Shrieks (g, vocals) composed most of the music for this project. We could feel the beats, the message and their groove!


Publicist: Rock Paper Scissors Inc.