Friday 26 May 2023

Posted by Gerry Hectic | File under : , ,

If you've been keeping up with the Kris Tidjan singles, you'll be anxious to hear the whole album and I can confirm that it's all as good as the 'Lords Of War', 'Little Giants' and 'Eddie'.

In fact, the jazz-funk-beats-soul that Kris has enveloped into this 13 track album  as he 'Incarnated' an "everyone loves the sunshine" vibe and the nearly nine minutes of 'Lords Of War (Extended)' which is so laid back groovy.

So it's as much Al Green (if not more) as it is jazz/afrobeat but all containing that 'rebel' feel that's so evident in his 'tributes' to Bob Marley.

As you can tell, this is a quality album so it's not easy to say that any one track "Stands-out", so it's a bit unfair to say his collaboration with his cousin, Jeremie Omem, on 'KATIOPA' stands out: but it does; and in a very good modern jazz-funk dancer way (and lets hope there's an even longer version).

As Bob and his "small axe" so Kris has surrounded himself with these "small axes" [also as in 'Lords Of War'] to cut down any resistance to this album and his talent; expect to hear much more from this guy. 

Artist: Kris Tidjan  

Title: Small Axes

Release date: 26th May, 2023

Label : BBE Music

Catalog Number : BBE726 LP / CD / Digital / Bandcamp 


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