This Album Received #3 Best Jazz/Funk Album of 2006 from Soul Patrol! Soundoctrine's fourth release, ENDURANCE is an enthusiastic burst of music that redefines the boundaries of Smooth, Fusion and Contemporary Jazz! While exploring the underworld of Pop, Funk, Reggae, Jazz Rock, Blues & Latin Soul, Soundoctrine delivers a powerful set of tunes with strong melodies, elastic rhythms and raw energy that provide a superlative foundation for the mind-blowing solos of saxophonist Keith McKelley, guitarist Paul Douds and keyboardist Cliff Barnes. Stand out tracks include 'Once Upon A Groove' a super funk-a-thon which opens the album and is a perfect set up for the journey ahead. 'Soul Song' is an oasis of a ballad which clocks in at a little over 12 minutes, excellent for late night listening with that special someone and 'Fiveaftersix' shows a different side of the band's jazz palette by moving through different time signatures and zones. 'Really Cool' is a band collective reminiscent of The Crusaders early work while showcasing each musician's muscle as 'Sacrifice' settles in comfortably to a silky smooth jazz flow for the new school. 'Blues Crossing' provides Paul Douds the opportunity to walk through the corridors of Eric Clapton & Stevie Ray Vaughn and the scorching fusion fix 'Hermeneutics' featuring guest drummer Derek Dixie picks up the Weather Report baton to set a new standard. ENDURANCE: A tenderness of a Jim Couchenour ballad, the pulse of Phil The Beat's roaring bass and the funky crackle of producer Jere B's drums fits nicely into any jazz lover's rotation.
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