Lakecia Benjamin has made a career out of her funky saxophone licks, a knack for arranging and songwriting, and a passion for music that exudes from her every being. Her list of collaborations includes a who’s who of innovators in music including Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Alecia Keys, Clark Terry, Reggie Workman, Macy Gray, and many more.

Photograph by Elizabeth Leitzell

Yet today, we here at The Revivalist are extremely excited to present the first single and video off of Lakecia’s upcoming solo debut Retox, entitled “Jump And Shout.” Upon first listen, the tune, which features Chinah Blac on vocals, gives the feel of an anthem of sorts. The smooth and sultry exuberance of Benjamin’s SoulSquad lends to the overall prediction that the rest of the record will feature the group’s innate propensity towards tight-knit groove-oriented arrangements that speak to the soul. Or at least that’s what we hope for. The album is produced by Ben Kane who has done work for the likes of D’Angelo and Krystle Warren. The album will also feature an array of special guest vocalists. Check out the single below and be on the look out for the record due out June 12. 2012 on Motema Music.

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