By: Dave Rogers, WTJU
Soul Message Band – Soulful Days (Delmark): The Soul Message Band releases its first release on Delmark in Chicago, their current home city. Their sound is quite jazzy with a touch of blues and funk. The center of the music, however, it jazz as defined by many jazz organ groups from the past. The core of the group is Chris Foreman (organ), Lee Rothenberg (guitar) and Greg Rockingham (drums) though they augment the sound on three cuts with Geof Bradfield on tenor sax and on two of those songs by Greg Ward on alto sax. The music is very inviting and often swings a groove that will keep your toes tapping. Definitely down home.