Afro-Cuban and Brazilian influenced Jazz
Whether you’re cooking in the kitchen or on the bandstand, soul sauce is that spicy addition that makes your efforts “come alive.”
The title, “Soul Sauce,” composed by Dizzy Gillespie, seemed to co-leaders Jon Eriksen and Curt Moore to capture the essence of this group’s fiery sound, and was a logical choice as the name for the band. The tune “Soul Sauce” was recorded by many jazz artists over the years, and even made an appearance on the pop charts when it was recorded by Cal Tjader in 1964.
The band draws on the rich body of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian-influenced jazz, as well as incorporating original works and unique arrangements of contemporary, standard, and obscure jazz tunes. The 5-piece group uses Eriksen’s vibe’s as its focus, with support from Moore’s tasteful drums, with Paul Potyen (Pablo Perez) on piano, Al Bent on bass, and Willie Colon on congas.The versatile vibist is also an accomplished jazz harmonica player, and several songs feature his Toots Thielemans-influenced sound.