The Record Collection

The Souljazz Orchestra: Freedom No Go Die (2007)

Do Right! Music DR021CD

Track list:

01 – Mista President
02 – The Blind Leading The Blind
03 – Insurrection
04 – Freedom No Go Die
05 – Mojuba
06 – Secousse Soukous
07 – Little Habana
08 – Mugambi
09 – The Creator Has A Master Plan

Personnel:

Zakari Frantz – alto & saprano saxophones, flute;
Steve Patterson – tenor saxophone;
Ray Murray – baritone & alto saxophone;
Pierre Chrétien – electric piano, organ, clavinet, guitar, bass;
Philippe Lafrenière – drums & percussion;
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Mighty Popo – vocals (#1,4,6), guitar (#6);
Alanna Stuart – vocals (#2);
Marielle Rivard – vocals (#9);
Michael Murray – trumpet & flugelhorn;
Jason Jaknunas – bass (#9)

Recorded at Metropolitan Studios, Ottawa

Produced by: Jason Jaknunas and Pierre Chrétien
Engineered and Mastered by: Jason Jaknunas

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Freedom No Go Die is the Souljazz Orchestra’s second album.

Most of the songs are rooted in afrobeat, but there are elements of soukous, salsa, funk and free jazz thrown in as well.

The album features fiery performances by Rwandan/Burundian artist Mighty Popo, as well as soul singers Alanna Stuart and Marielle Rivard.
—souljazzorchestra.com
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