SOLOMON JABBY’S FIRST FULL LENGTH VOCAL ALBUM!!!
For almost a decade, reggae artist Solomon Jabby has been studying and perfecting his craft of classic dub and roots reggae. With two full-length dub albums already to his credit, Solomon has earned a reputation in the worldwide dub and reggae communities as a crafty producer and one of the few modern reggae artists seeking to recapture the “old school” roots sound. On Solomon Jabby’s third release, “Firmly Planted,” he proves that traditional roots reggae production still has a place in the modern reggae sound-scape.
“Firmly Planted,” showcases Solomon’s excellent songwriting abilities and commitment to the classic reggae sound. This, his first vocal album, pays homage to the golden days of Jamaican harmony groups with clear influences from such artists as The Wailing Souls, The Congos, and The Gladiators. Deep lyrical content permeate dense vocal harmonies, perfectly complementing Solomon’s organic production techniques. Exceptional musicianship and superb arrangements make this album a full, well rounded work.
“Firmly Planted,” proves what a modern artist can achieve when he finds the balance between past and present. Solomon has successfully found a way to stay true to the 1970’s reggae sound while simultaneously pushing the art of roots and dub to higher heights.
His passion for roots reggae and his personal belief in Yeshua the Messiah, combine to give this album an authentic feel with a distinctively positive message. “Firmly Planted” urges it’s listeners to examine the “soil” of their hearts. A heart that is receptive and open to Jesus’ teaching, wisdom, and love will produce a bountiful harvest and they will be like a tree “firmly planted” by rivers of water, selah!
Review by Theo McFarlane