Although the artist Soren Reiff might be unknown for most of us, he is an in-demand musician in the music business. This Danish guitarist has already worked as musical director for Chaka Khan and David Sanborn. He also recorded with the artists Michael Brecker, Tower of Power, Robert Palmer and Toots Thielemanns. Currently he is performing as a band member, bandleader and session musician in Denmark.
Last year he made waves with his new album
Miss You receiving high accolades by critics and fans alike. An
opportunity to study his previous work. In 2003 Soren Reiff released his
debut album Funky Flavas featuring musicians such as Anders
Pedersen (drums), Jannik Jensen (bass), Stig Kaufmanas (keys), Flemming
Nilsson (percussion), Kasper Langkjær (drums), star guitarist Mike Stern
and the singers Michael Ruff, Nabiha Bensouda and Rikke Mølgaard.
On the jazz-fusion piece Keep Your Cool showcases more of guitar mastery with an excursion into the rock realm. Thoughts presents more the raw side of Soren's guitar work. Some compare him with Jimi Hendrix, what is obvious at this point.
Swedish Spring is a prove for the fact, that Soren is not only incredibly talented but can also stand comparison with master guitarist Mike Stern on this tour de force. A stunning and exciting collaboration in guitar music. On Forrest Soren performs a heartfelt and romantic melody in his edgy style, a counterpoint to the fluffy guitar sound we often hear.
The dynamic song She's Dope impresses with an increasing guitar performance. The aural interlude You links up to With Play Da Funk Soren Reiff returns to the style, the album title stands for. Funky music with strong fusion elements. The final tune Growing Love features lovely singer Rikke Mølgaard. Her attractive vocals motivated Soren to produce her album One Side of Me with new original material composed by Rikke Molgaard and Soren Reiff.
The term flava means style, individuality and spice in one's personality, something that is good or well liked, accepted, just cool. Soren's album Funky Flavas without doubt perfectly fits to this title.