If someone with a background in both jazz and reggae decided to have a musical career, what would that actually sound like? I envision that you imagine that it would sound like nothing else ever released and ultimately, that's a weird mix and you cannot think of any artists that would have backgrounds in both of their genres. Well, think again, because a little group named Matisyahu have built their career on this.
Yes, Matisyahu mixes both jazz and reggae in his music and creates something pretty special and original. I've heard all of their old stuff which they would play at the Montreal Jazz Festival, but I must say that I am a little disapointed with their latest album. It is becoming way too mainstream and we're not getting the experimentation that Matisyahu used to offer. I truly hope that they go back to sounding the way they used to.