Carlon, Paul Octet / Roots Propaganda
Album: Roots Propaganda   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Carlon, Paul Octet   Added:Aug 2008
Label:Deep Tone  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-11-16 Pull Date: 2009-01-18 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 18 Jan 11 Dec 28 Dec 21 Dec 14 Nov 30 Nov 23
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 07, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
4. Jan 07, 2009: Cipher's Crop Circle
Mambo Pa' Kanoa
2. Oct 18, 2013: No Cover, No Minimum
Mambo Pa' Kanoa
5. Dec 25, 2008: Music Casserole
3. Jan 16, 2009: Memory Select
6. Dec 19, 2008: The Rent Party
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-10-31
Happy happy jazz/world mix. The overall sound falls more on the jazz side (jams infused with swingy horns and plenty of contemporary ideas), but also picks up the sunny flavor of African musics, along with percussion and occasional vocals to complete the setting. Uplifting stuff in small, sometimes too-small, doses.

1- Sneaky groove, into a flowing, summery jazz space. Female vocals
2- Soft and swingy, a nice warm evening
3- Old-time tune in a chugging, swingy vein. Catchy.
4- Snappy, poppy, fun. Cool vocal percussion!!
5- Breezy, dramatic '60s jazz. Nice.
6- Cool groove with piano, heats up quickly. Very '60s-jazz horn line.
7- Chugging and savvy grooved song, nice "world" feel with crafty male vocals. Lonely sax intro.
8- Jangly mid/fast, African feel to the horns, female vocals. Mellow.
9- Quiet groove, very much a soft-bebop jazzy feel. Classical piano intro.
10- Swingy, midtempo, upbeat. Sunny South African kind of flute solo at the end.
11- Ooo, sneaky N'Orleans vamp, slow and tasty.
12- Quirky, dissonant hopping. Mellow danceability, especially in the jazz-guitar solo

Track Listing
1. Backstory   7. Ochun
2. Canto De Xango   8. Moro Omim Ma
3. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out   9. The Most Beautiful Thing
4. Mambo Pa' Kanoa   10. Roots Propaganda
5. New Life   11. Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues
6. The Limiter   12. Yorubonics