"Listening to Solomon Jabby's "Rootical Revelations" disc, you might think you'd happened upon a long-lost King Tubby/ Augustus Pablo dub session. Few American reggae artists specialize in dub- Solomon Jabby not only helps fill a void, he does so brilliantly."
-THE BEAT Mag (Tom Orr)
"A student of the great dub reggae pioneers of
the 1970s, L.A.'s Jabby has put together a skill
set that could find him rivaling his masters. The
artist and producer builds deeply spiritual tracks
that are firmly rooted in the reggae beat but also
push the genre with eclectic instrumentation and
loose, organic edges."
"For well over a decade, roots/dub artist Solomon Jabby has been studying and perfecting his craft of classic dub and roots reggae. With two full length dub albums already to his credit, Solomon has earned the respect of the worldwide reggae community by updating the sounds of such greats as King Tubby, Roots Radics, and Augustus Pablo. On Solomon Jabby's third release, "Firmly Planted," he proves that traditional 70's reggae production still has a place in the modern reggae soundscape.
"Firmly Planted" showcases Solomon's excellent songwriting abilities. This, his first vocal album, pays homage to the golden days of Jamaican harmony groups with clear influences from artists such as Culture, The Wailing Souls, The Congos, and The Gladiators. Deep lyrical content permeate the dense vocal harmonies, perfectly complementing Solomon's organic production techniques. Exceptional musicianship and superb arrangements make this album a full, well-rounded work with a distinctively classic feel.
"Firmly Planted" demonstrates what a modern artist can achieve when he finds the balance between past and present. Solomon has successfully found a way to stay true to the reggae greats before him, while simultaneously pushing the art of roots reggae to higher heights."