This album, which was released in 2017, has to come from the reggae /Dubworld have been completely slept through, because this is the only way I can explain to myself that this excellent work has not yet been mentioned on any of the relevant pages.
"Dub Meets horns“(Digital album bandcamp) is by no means a real one Dub-Album, more like extended discomix tribute versions with the finest brass lines and deepest roots rhythms. It is a deep bow to the old masters Rico Rodriguez, The Skatalites, Cedric "Im" Brooks & The Light Of Saba, Tommy McCook & Sound Dimension and Studio 1. We are by no means hearing old classics without inspiration, but the ingenious implementation of well-known ones Riddims in the "Jazzy Side Of Reggae."
The Rootz Lions from Rotterdam were founded in 2016 by bassist Carlos Silva aka Rootz Lion. For the project "Dub Meets Horns ”, the only four-man Roots Reggae Band, consisting of drums, bass, guitar and keyboards, nor the accomplished jazz saxophonist King Cooper (aka Jan“ King ”Kooper in the jazz world) from Amsterdam, as well as one of the leading trombonists in of the current reggae scene Hornsman Coyote.
The length of the six tracks is between six and eight minutes. The Rootz Lions roll out their fantastic roots reggae carpet, on which the guest interpreters can let off steam and impressively set their accents. I also have to especially mention the keyboard / piano, which sounds so beautifully weird in places, like a slightly out of tune bar piano. For this album, true virtuosos have come together and delivered a consistently convincing, unusual work.
Even if it's not 100% DubProduct is, as the title suggests, it still has to be mentioned in this blog because "Dub Meets Horns "is amazingly good, not a minute too long and proves once again that jazz and (instrumental) reggae /Dub still maintain a close relationship. Maybe this is the starting point to reggae /Dub to make jazz known to a wider audience via the track. Current examples are the albums by Nat Birchall (“Sounds Almighty”) and Vin Gordon (“African Shores”) in collaboration with Al Breadwinner, which are also highly praised in jazz circles. Murderer ...