New Zion Trio
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New Zion Trio describe their sound as "Forward Roots Reggae meets Spiritual Jazz, Soul, and Doom Dub." It's accurate. While jazz with its syncopation and expansive harmonics contrasts sharply with dub reggae's fixed, hypnotic, rhythm-heavy grooves, New Zion Trio prove they are not mutually exclusive; these celebrated veterans stretch the parameters of both in their highly original sound. Founded in New York in 2010, the group's original personnel included Jamie Saft on piano and Fender Rhodes, drummer Craig Santiago, and acoustic bassist Larry Grenadier. All extremely busy individuals, they honed their sound in New York clubs whenever they could get together. Their recorded debut, Fight Against Babylon, was issued by Veal Records in 2011 to consistently positive reviews. One track, "Hear I Jah," was included on Grooveman Spot's ... Read Full Biography

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