GED Soul Records is back once again with some killer Soul Jazz from Nashville’s own 7 piece outfit The Coolin’ System. This particular session (recorded on Memorial Day 2012) was locked in the GED vaults until now. While all of the seven members of this band have moved on to do their own thing, this particular straight to tape session captures a moment in time when The Coolin’ System opened up their refrigerator of funk/ soul/ jazz acumen for the public to snack on. Refrigerate After Opening is some tight, tight Soul Jazz.
The Coolin’ System takes on tunes from Jimmy McGriff, Cedar Walton, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson, and Keith Mandsfield’s “Soul Thing” among others. Their funky take on these classics will have you picking up the needle and dropping it back down again and again. The single, “Jungle Juice”, is straight from the fridge and cool as ice. There may be only a few hot days of summer left, so let The Coolin’ System take the heat off. Some of the smoothest and deepest Soul Jazz we have heard in years, this LP is a future classic. RIYL CTI Records, organ, late 60’s Blue Note breaks, and Jazzmatazz (minus the rapping). This is a limited edition, wax only release, so grab it before it’s gone.
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