Blue Note, 2001, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O’s Notes: Guitarist Rodney Jones dips into the 70’s soul catalog and rejuvenates some of the classics. “Soul Makossa” and “Ain’t No Sunshine” are among the best with “Groove Bone Parts 1 & 2” . The groove is strong through all of the tracks. It’s funky with slow to medium tempos. Maceo Parker (sax), Dr. Lonnie Smith (B-3) and Idris Muhammad (d) are up to the task. Soul Manifesto is both retro cool and fresh enough for the new millenium.