Atlanta Soul - Soulful
Kinship from the Phoenix City
ever reliable Unisex label release the sixth album in this soul series
with the usual blend of underground and established talent. To define
and describe the tracks on this CD as neo-soul, jazz fusion or indeed
any other label is not doing the music justice.
selection goes far beyond any description of musical genre. It is
quite simply phenomenal. Classic cuts from Donnie, India Arie
and Van Hunt sit comfortably next to ground breaking talent such as
the uncomplicated funk of Beat Assailant. For me the standout track is
the unrelenting groove of the jazzy influenced and superbly produced Jiva.
that just makes you want to place the needle in the groove again and
again. Just when you thought that this couldn't be bettered the album
comes up with an Anthony David track that borrows from the
influences of Terry Callier. Yes, the album is this good.! Move over
Detroit, for leading the way Atlanta is the new kid on the block!!