The Rhythmagic Orchestra – African Mailman/ Afrodisia/ Tururato
The covering of the Kenny Dorham monster is a brave challenge and brilliantly executed. Watch out Nicola, Kyoto Jazz et al, the boys from London and the S.E have found the philosophers stone and are coming to take your crown.
The Rhythmagic Orchestra is an All-star project featuring members of the Nostalgia 77 Octet, the Plumstead Radical Club, the Alex Wilson Band, Jazz Jamaica and Ska Cubano – between them they’ve played with innumerable Jazz and Latin greats, and have the chops to prove it! Paying tribute to the giants of Afro-Cuban jazz like Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo and Machito, the orchestra’s first 12″ release sees the band work their magic on some Jazz Dance classics and forgotten masterpieces – timeless grooves that are proving a hit on jazz dancefloors the world over!