Yours truly got to know The Souljazz Orchestra as an infectious Canadian afrobeat band, but on 'Rising Sun' they let us down where that genre is concerned. You won't hear us say this is a bad album though; on the contrary, 'Rising Sun' might well be the best work these Canadians have produced so far. But as said, 'Rising Sun' is no afrobeat album; with the exception of 'Mamaya' and 'Agbara' The Souljazz Orchestra this time explored the jazz portion of their name. This results in a largely instrumental finger licking good ethno jazz album (definitely check the undoubtedly Mulatu Astatke inspired 'Negus Negast').