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Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, from San Diego, is one of the most talented new bands on the West Coast. The group mixes funk, soul, jazz, Latin & African influences to create unique, exciting music.
Their 2018 single on Colemine Records, "Aragon b/w El Niño" is a little black crack 45 inch slab of jazzy funk grooves.
"Aragon" is high-energy jazz-funk with potent percussion underpinning happy horns that fly high. The rhythm section, guitar & keys move the groove, and yet it's all about the horn section.
"El Niño" is a little more laid-back, psychedelic funk. The horns are a little moodier, and the guitar effects are front and center before a mean saxophone jam brings the song to climax, culminating in a dope breakdown. Look out for their third full-length studio release on Colemine Records in early 2019.
Aragon; El Niño.
Tim Felten: organ and electric piano; Jesse Audelo: baritone saxophone and flute; Peter "D" Williams: drums; Matthew LaBarber: bass; Diego Velasquez: percussion; Nicholas Costa: guitar; Sheryll Felten: shekere; Robert Dove: tenor saxophone.