A number of reggae albums have already advertised a similarity to Rico Rodriguez's masterpiece "Man from Wareika". at "Winds of Wareika" (The Super 20) by The Super 20 I would be inclined to let this marketing strategy get away with it, because what the 12 musicians gathered on the album deliver here is simply grandiose wind instrumental music. The mastermind of the Super 20, the New York saxophonist Lee Hamilton, conjures up the classic horn sounds of Don Drummond, Rico Rodriguez, The Crusaders or Fela Kuti and fuses these influences with modern sounds a la Thievery Corporation or Quantic. In doing so, he occasionally exceeds the narrow limits of reggae, but this is by no means negative. Sometimes Latin comes into play, sometimes it sounds like Afro Beat. But the saxophone always plays the leading role. In addition to Hamilton, numerous other musicians have contributed to the creation of this debut album, which can also be heard clearly, because the productions are richly and opulently instrumented. In general, it has to be emphasized that the productions are extremely successful. They are a collaboration between Hamilton and Boston producer and engineer Craig Welsch. The two began working together in the early days of the band John Brown's Body, with Hamilton forming the horn section and Welsh acting as sound engineer. So for years the two have shared a common notion of what “feels good” about making music. This shows that trumpet, trombone and saxophone manage with ease what the melodica is denied, namely to develop the necessary expressiveness to lead instrumental pieces and to carry them loosely over the length of the album. So it's no wonder that the whole album feels super good to me too.