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The Cool Runnings Orchestra (do you remember the movie?) is trully and international endeavour - two Frenchmen, two Berliners, one American and a pair of Hungarians gathered under the colours of the Jamaican flag. "Tribute to Marley" presents six Marley's songs (one of them performed twice) and two originals written in the style (one by Toth and one by Daerr).

Now the first surprise is over (a jazz band covering Marley?) there's the second surprise - the way they do it. Cool Runnings Orchestra versions of well known reggae songs are indirect, tricky, challenging at times. While you can recognize the melody, the swaying reggae pulsations appear only briefly, never too obvious. There are eerie, pensieve, trans-hypnotic elements that you wouldn't exactly expect. There's a twist to each song. Like the modified modes of the main riff in the "Is This Love", the lyrical, touching take on the "Could You Be
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