New York Ska Jazz Ensemble
"Step forward" was recorded in Brooklyn-New York at the Hard Luck Studios in 2008 with the collaboration of two of the best ska-jazz bass players of all times: Val Douglas legendary bass player of The Skatalites and Kevin Batchelor current bassist of the The Skatalites). But the true secret of this great album is that the line-up of NYSJE is packed with great instrumentalists of jazz and reggae and that the performance is simply magnificent: Fred Reiter (saxophones and flute), Alberto Tarin (guitars), Yao Dinizulu (drums and percussion), Earl Appleton (organ and piano) y Mark Paquin (trombone). Both, the covers of jazz classics in the key of reggae and the own penned themes are filled with strength and imagination. The intense delivery sometimes sweet and sometimes frenetic is always coloured with that genuine New York light that has made them one of the most relevant ska-jazz bands of the world.