CD Review: Ziggy Marley "Fly Rasta"

Even with four bassists in effect—including session aces Abraham Laboriel, Dave Wilder, Guy Erez, and longtime touring vet Pablo Stennett—and influences as farflung as rock, jazz, and R&B, Ziggy Marley’s fifth solo outing flows with remarkable continuity.
By Bill Murphy ,

Even with four bassists in effect—including session aces Abraham Laboriel, Dave Wilder, Guy Erez, and longtime touring vet Pablo Stennett—and influences as farflung as rock, jazz, and R&B, Ziggy Marley’s fifth solo outing flows with remarkable continuity. Highlights include the loping funk of “Moving Forward,” with syncopated runs that would make Family Man Barrett proud, and the blistering title track, which features U-Roy toasting heavy over a classic one-drop reggae line.