Peekaboo Records
Jamaiel SHABAKA - The Land Of The Rising Sun / LP

Jamaiel SHABAKA - The Land Of The Rising Sun / LP

30 EUR
Heavy roots reggae album from 1988 by avant-jazz horn player Jamaiel Shabaka. Remastered and released as a double LP gatefold sleeve in an edition of 500.

With its unusual jazzy/improv’d sonic essays among straight-up heavyweight roots tracks (such as I Am That I Am, Leaders & Armaggeddon ), saying that "The Land of the Rising Sun" is an unusual-sounding reggae album is an understatement, and far from a surprise: after all, who in the reggae world started improv’ing for days on end with Sun Ra?
While living for 2 years in the hills around Kingston, Shabaka recorded his only but very personal album, using the studios from friend including Sugar Minott’s. Shabaka delivers healing vibes and meditations playing on the flute, the horn and the kete drum, bringing an African, jazz, sound into the Caribbean groove and creating a truly unique reggae sound topped with conscious and positive lyrics.