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Album Review

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: Aragon/El Niño

Read "Aragon/El Niño" reviewed by Joe Gatto


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 ...

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Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: Out On The Coast

Read "Out On The Coast" reviewed by Joe Gatto


Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, from jny: San Diego, is one of the most talented new bands on the West Coast. Mixing funk, soul, jazz, and Latin & African influences to create unique, exciting music... their “cinematic soul" is like a cross between the music from Jim Jarmusch movies & Blacksploitation films of the 1970s. And, you can dance to it! If you like Snarky Puppy, The Beastie Boys' instrumentals, Quantic, The New Mastersounds, Karl Denson & ...


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