The Olympians are an instrumental soul / R&B crew with a mighty personnel taken from outfits like The Dap-Kings, the Tonight Show Band and Lee Fields’ backing band, all lead by Tony Panzer. This record is dripping with the raw groovy power of a much-loved music: The Olympians is one of the year’s finest soul records, vocals or no vocals. On Daptone.
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8/10 Jack Customer review, 28th December 2017
Having a rather ethereal quality but punctuating their sound The Olympians have created a distinctive and very fine recording. There is nothing here too alike and the sophisticated mastery and arrangements are heavenly. The songs groove and the melodies never get old. The writing is tasty -- who writes pizzicato for strings on an RB album these days? Also who uses xylophones to percussively accentuate the melody? The horn harmonies are nicely textured as well and the tunes themselves never wear out.
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