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Inner Fire
The Souljazz Orchestra
Catalogue Number
Release Date
February 24, 2014

Limited 180g Vinyl Edition (Only in the Strut Store).

Our favorite globally-minded Canadian virtuosos have finished up a new recording for 2014, and it’s a real scorcher! Inner Fire, the latest from Pierre Chrétien & co. sees The Souljazz Orchestra perfecting their global music fusion, and treading some extremely funky territory while they’re at it. Recorded using the Orchestra’s signature analogue techniques at their studio HQ in their home city of Ottawa, the new set continues the band’s expansive musical journey as they effortlessly fuse intricate Eastern influences, Afro beats, Egyptian jazz, Latin styles and spiritual elements into their unique musical melting pot. The secret to the band’s sound remains a true openness to global music of all kinds and the individual experiences of the Orchestra’s band members. “We all have very wide tastes, we’re always digging for new sounds, and we’ve had the chance to work with master musicians from all over, from Nigeria to Rwanda, from Cuba to Haiti, so each band member ends up bringing different vibes and ideas to each of our albums,” explains keyboardist Chrétien. On Inner Fire, the different vibes come thick and fast, burning through afro-jazz stompers, highlife flourishes, Cuban bolero sounds, smoldering salsa dura, and even scorching personal rendition of Gary Bartz NTU Troop’s 1971 classic, “Celestial Blues.”

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Initiation 1:15 Buy


  2. 2 Kingdom Come 4:12 Buy

    Kingdom Come

  3. 3 One Life To Live 4:03 Buy

    One Life To Live

  4. 4 As The Crow Flies 5:12 Buy

    As The Crow Flies

  5. 5 Black Orchid 4:14 Buy

    Black Orchid

  6. 6 Agoya 5:06 Buy


  7. 7 East Flows The River 4:58 Buy

    East Flows The River

  8. 8 Sommet En Sommet 4:17 Buy

    Sommet En Sommet

  9. 9 Celestial Blues 5:51 Buy

    Celestial Blues

  10. 10 Completion 0:45 Buy


Track List: LP

A1 Initiation 1:15
A2 Kingdom Come 4:12
A3 One Life To Live 4:03
A4 As The Crow Flies 5:12
A5 Black Orchid 4:14

B1 Agoya 5:06
B2 East Flows The River 4:58
B3 Sommet En Sommet 4:17
B4 Celestial Blues 5:51
B5 Completion 0:45

Track List: CD

  1. Initiation 1:15
  2. Kingdom Come 4:12
  3. One Life To Live 4:03
  4. As The Crow Flies 5:13
  5. Black Orchid 4:15
  6. Agoya 5:07
  7. East Flows The River 4:59
  8. Sommet En Sommet 4:17
  9. Celestial Blues 5:52
  10. Completion 0:46

The Souljazz Orchestra

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