Brothermartino & Mirko Cisilino
Herbie D Faders & Michael Bass
LABEL Bassplate Records
EXPLICIT LYRICS No
GENRE Reggae / Dub
Bassplate Records present to you this new album ‘Showcase’, a record focused on the
dialogue between jazz inspired instrumental voices and dub.
Brothermartino (sax and flute) e Mirko Cisilino (trumpet and trombone) are among the
most appreciated and creative multi instrumentists of the local scene: for their
interpretations Herbie D. Faders and Michael Bass entrusted them with some of their most
intense riddims and the outcome is a passionate recall to the genuine instrumental
tradition of reggae spiced with their original touch.
Michael and Herbie then deconstruct the four instrumental cuts bringing to life as many
dubs that push on Bassplate Records research in that field.
The roots of this go back to the crucial foundation for reggae laid by the Kingston jazz
scene, particularly to the horns students of the legendary Alpha Boys School. The
influences brought by incredible virtuosos as Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook or Don
Drummond perfectly expressed the african roots of jamaican music: many jamaican
musicians coming from jazz were deeply fascinated by the spiritual research of legends
like John Coltrane or Sonny Rollins and their connections with the motherland. All of this
manifested during the seventies in a great number of horns enriched roots tunes, a lot of
times mixed by King Tubby (himself a jazz fanatic!) in his little studio on Drumilly Avenue.
One more time Bassplate Records dig deep in history to create very topical ‘sound system
music’! Pier Tosi
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