RastaJazz is now open for live performances throughout Western Australia - if you like something a little different, with both reggae dance rhythms, and jazz sensibly, then you'll enjoy the jazz-reggae show.
In 2015 David Rastrick followed his musical passion for both jazz and reggae music’s to create an exciting recording project called 'RastaJazz – a Jazz Reggae Journey'.
What do you get if you mix different styles of reggae e.g. ska, rocksteady, roots and dub with different styles of jazz e.g. swing, latin, Bossa, contemporary jazz? This is the question 'RastaJazz – A Jazz Reggae Journey' seeks to answer by fusing jazz and reggae based music together to create exciting new styles, with songs such as 'Community', 'Rainbows', 'Communication', 'Heart', 'Niabinghi Jazz' and 'King Banana Calypso'.
'RastaJazz- A Jazz Reggae Journey' was recorded Iive on Saturday 16th of May 2015 at Fur Real Studios, Yallingup, West Australia - with a line up including some of the Cape-to-Cape regions most accomplished musicians: Michelle Spriggs (vocals); Kevin McDonald (basses); Marty Rotolo (guitar); Gary Larkin (drum-kit); Sean Lilico (keyboards and recording engineer); Mike Wiese (baritone and tenor saxophone); Kevin Jones (trombone and flute), and David Rastrick (trumpets and vocals), as well as a special guest appearance by Hugh Lawson on percussion.
'RastaJazz – A Jazz Reggae Journey' features six (6) quality compositions, some instrumental and others featuring the stand-out vocals of Margaret River vocal diva Michelle Spriggs and David Rastrick.
'RastaJazz – A Jazz Reggae Journey” is now available online here - an exclusive short run of CD’s was sold out.
A video of 'Communication' can be viewed here.
You can see the RastaJazz' Facebook page here.