TOT AL SEU TEMPS (BRIXTON)
Formed in Barcelona in 2001, ROOT DIAMOONS is today one of the top bands in the Spanish scene of Jamaican music.
The members of this nine-piece combo, fronted by the great vocalist Berta Gratacòs, are receivers of the tradition of the Jamaican sounds of the sixties blending it with soul and jazz.
This new record counts with collaborations by prestigious international musicians and consolidates the elegant own style of the band.
Without a doubt ROOT DIAMOONS are a reference in the ska-reggae scene. After ten years in the scene here it is, ROOT DIAMOONS' second album "Tot Al Seu Temps" ("Everything In Its Own Time" in the Catalan language).
This new record comes in a culminating moment of the band's career, a moment in which its members are totally in tune with each other and also in tune with the guests that have visited them at the studio.
Following times of adjustment, of changes in the line-up, ROOT DIAMOONS are in peak condition and each track shows the mutual understanding among musicians.
The sound is slick and refined allowing lead singer Berta Gratacòs to display her talent reaching the vocal ranges of a great lady of jazz.
The album features collaborations by well-known musicians like the ones of Gregg Lee from Californian band Hepcat, New Yorker David Hillyard from The Slackers, or Italian Mr.
T-Bone. Guests fit in naturally, becoming part of the sound of ROOT DIAMOONS. Geographical and generational barriers fall down connecting musicians trapped in the same passion.
"Tot Al Seu Temps" is a work favouring seduction. Subtle. Elegant. Sophisticated. With a romantic flavour.
Exploring the corners where music with class (Jamaican jazz, rocksteady, American jazz..) is to be found and sharing the findings with the ones that are able to cherish them.
Getting lost in the grooves of this new record is something that is really worth doing.
Absolutely worth doing.