Haitian Voodoo Jazz
This is a special one. After hearing about this record for a few years and never having the opportunity to listen to it, I jumped on the chance of acquiring a copy. Glad I did! This large group (15+ people) of vocalists and instrumentalists conjures up an original sound on their only release.
Part dramatic vocals, part moody jazz, the eight tracks manage to sound like a mix between a tense private ceremony and a triumphant public performance…weird. Add a healthy dose of drums / percussion and some scorching spiritual saxophone, and the result is a record that is very much unique.
Check it out by clicking the link above.