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Under Burning Skies

by The Souljazz Orchestra

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Dereck Cram
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Dereck Cram Amazing album and a joy to listen to. I play a CD in my car while driving rideshare and will probably never take it out. Favorite track: Lufunki.
No Bo Dy
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No Bo Dy amazing job guys! great album !!!
Leon Stafford
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Leon Stafford A new favourite album, alternating as my go to chill album, along with Polyrhythmic's Stu's Picks. Dog Eat Dog, Is Yeelyel, Adawe Boogie stick in my mind, as does my fav, Sorrow Fly Away. Will work my way through other albums. Favorite track: Sorrow Fly Away.
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Horas The Souljazz Orchestra has a very genuine, independent, unique feel. Which is why I love them so much! They also keep coming with bangers which is why I've been hooked since Lotus Flower. Much love, please come to UK more often <3 Favorite track: Lufunki.
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    1. Dog Eat Dog 7:06
    2. Lufunki 3:38
    3. Is Yeelyel 4:08
    4. Oublier Pour Un Jour 4:29
    5. Under Burning Skies 3:31
    6. Holla Holla 4:52
    7. Adawe Boogie 4:28
    8. Sorrow Fly Away 4:54
    9. Tambour À Deux Peaux 3:59
    10. Aduna Jarul Naawo 4:44

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  • Under Burning Skies (LP)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A1 Dog Eat Dog 7:06
    A2 Lufunki 3:38
    A3 Is Yeelyel 4:08
    A4 Oublier Pour Un Jour 4:29
    A5 Under Burning Skies 3:31

    B1 Holla Holla 4:52
    B2 Adawe Boogie 4:28
    B3 Sorrow Fly Away 4:54
    B4 Tambour À Deux Peaux 3:59
    B5 Aduna Jarul Naawo 4:44

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Dog Eat Dog 07:05
Lufunki 03:38
Is yeelyel 04:07
Holla Holla 04:51
Adawe Boogie 04:28



Canada’s fastest moving and hardest working collective are back with one of their finest albums to date, a brand new journey into tropical, soul and jazz styles on their scorching new release, ‘Under Burning Skies’.

Turbulent times call for strong voices and The Souljazz Orchestra’s new set packs a suitably heavy lyrical punch, with wry observations and an urge for progressive change. Musically, the band continue to push the limits, dusting off ‘80s vintage synthesizers and early drum machines for the first time, bringing lo fi disco, boogie and electro touches to their trademark horn arrangements and earthy analogue sound. The fruits are a-plenty and the group sound at their confident and versatile best from start to finish.

Opener ‘Dog Eat Dog’ powers in with Mabinuori Idowu and Philippe Lafrenière lambasting the powerful and the corrupt over an infectious Afro-disco groove; ‘Lufunki’ takes the group right back to their B-Boy roots, bringing the Afro vibes to Beat Street and ‘Is Yeelyel’ delivers a killer rework of an obscure original by Somalian super-group Dur-Dur Band. The band go on exploring their passion for French Caribbean styles on the beautiful, lilting ‘Oublier Pour Un Jour’ and ‘Tambour À Deux Peaux’ and they take time for reflection on the potent instrumental title track and poignant closer ‘Aduna Jarul Naawo’, featuring the vocals of Élage Mbaye.

The Souljazz Orchestra continue to be an unstoppable force. Nominated for a Canadian Juno award for the third time in 2016, the band regularly tear up venues worldwide through their punishing touring schedule – they have played to audiences in over two dozen countries across the globe and have shared bills along the way with heavyweights as varied as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Femi Kuti. Not many bands out there have been going for 15 years with their original line-up still intact while still sounding as fresh as this. As saxophonist Ray Murray says, "Souljazz is more than just a band for us, it's a way of life."

‘Under Burning Skies’ is released on LP, CD, cassette and digital formats. The LP is pressed on bright yellow vinyl and all formats feature superb illustrated artwork by The Souljazz Orchestra’s Pierre Chrétien.


released September 22, 2017


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