Rare Noise, 2016, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O’s Notes: New Zion is a contemporary jazz quartet featuring composer Jamie Saft (keyboards, g, b), Cyro Baptista (perc, vocals), Brad Jones (b) and Craig Santiago (d). They open with a pumping reggae beat on “BrazilJa” mirrored on “Grooving Glow” later in the set and the full bore club goer “Ranking”. Vanessa Saft adds vocals on the airy title track. Among the best of the rest is the laid back samba groove of “Chalice Pipe”. Sunshine Seas has a lot of variety and catchy riffs resulting is an enjoyable set, especially appealing for lovers of reggae.