We've Only Just Begun

A 10 track jazz-funk album (35m 9s) — released April 20th 2015 on Dub Store Records

The Jamaican piano wizard Leslie Butler presents a miraculous Jazz Funk album. Because of his superior talent and intense personality, one of the most ingenious pianists Leslie Butler had a lack of releases, however he was given an exceptional chance by the Federal Records to record this one of the most peculiar albums in the history of Jamaican music.

This beautifully finished Jamaican Jazz Funk / Rare Groove album is mostly constructed with the traditional covers that all Jamaicans will know, with wonderful arrangements by a very Jamaican ensemble stripping aesthetics which give the album a whole new character that can't be heard elsewhere. This masterpiece should make it to the shelves of not only reggae fans but soul and jazz fans as well.

Leslie Butler always committed to make serious pieces of music - he never liked to make either Jamaican popular music nor business-like commercial music. He had a strong belief of not letting others to control his talent. Therefore there were often conflicts between him and producers, or he was not even given the chance to record anything at all. It's a really sad story, but this unfortunate musician's lifestyle can be heard on the recordings such as Guitar In Ernest by Ernest Ranglin (DSR-LP501) and Reggae Rhapsody by Leslie Butler (DSR-FEDS12-001).


Produced By: Richard Khouri

Recorded At: Federal Studio

Engineered By: Buddy Davidson

Musicians: Bass: Harold Williams, Drums: Clifton Burnett, Tenor Sax: Carlton Samuels, Piano: Leslie Butler.

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