Album review
Black Night ... Bright Morning EP
Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation
Grover Records
Maxi CD
December 12, 2004

Tracking list

  1. Sweet Sorrow
  2. Fussy Business a.k.a. Jazz Ska
  3. Bright Morning
  4. This Is The Night
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Lead Instruments : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4

Currently touring Europe as part of Kingston Kitchen 809, the band formed by Germany's former frontman of The Senior Allstars Dr. Ring-Ding and his Dutch Grover Records labelmates of the Rotterdam Ska Jazz Foundation, the RSJF - who split themselves just a year after the releaseparty celebrating their debut album "Shake Your Foundation" into Ollie Q and The Deep Six and the Kingston Kitchen 809 members - now, with female vocalist Dorien 'Darjeeling' van Meel added to their line up continue where they left off on their newest EP "Black Night ... Bright Morning", released on said Grover Records. 4 killer tracks that already make you craving for their follow up album that will be released somewhere this spring. The RSJF continues doing what they are good at, great instrumentals, more ska sweetness than jazzy sorrow in "Sweet Sorrow". The female vocals by Dorien 'Darjeeling' (and the lyrics she wrote for the tune) add extra depth to the 1964 Roland Alphonso tune "Jazz Ska" retitled "Fussy Business" here. The great ska scorcher - featuring those excellent horn riffs RSJF is capable off - "Bright Morning", is followed by the with nuff solo horn and organ spiced up "This Is The Night", 4 tunes to grab you and get you moving.


/ Souljah Green Beret Productions