In the first single, 'Head Over Heels' (featuring Dollarman) and especially in the second tune, 'Brother Man,' the album begins with a thumping of dance hall beats.
By the fifth track, 'Drums Say,' the sound becomes more stripped down - allowing the man behind the music to be heard properly.
Crazy bongo soloing and a mixture of percussive elements keeps things interesting behind of chants of "Go Larry, Go Larry" during 'World Party.'
Surprisingly, 'Save the Children,' featuring a guest appearance by Toots Hibbert continues with the heavy bass-driven, club vibe heard in this record's early moments. No old-time reggae tones here.
An impressive jazz flavour is sprinkled through the last quarter of this experimental recipe.
'Mento in 3' is a clear stand-out track on the album. McDonald plays on a rock during this recording made in a cave at Runaway Bay, Jamaica.
'Drumquestra' (Dawn Always Comes) moves with tribal feelings, complete with bird noises. Followed nicely by 'Backyard Business' - featuring Bongo Shem and the New Creators, McDonald nails what we hoped was coming. An out-there, try anything attitude involving jazz roots. The album concludes with a history lesson and encourages us to research the true history what we are always told is an American art form. 'Got Jazz?' gets going with a scat and references Thelonious Monk in the midst of a rant about the origins of jazz in Jamaica. 'Jamaican Jazz Roll Call' is a guide for those who may only be familiar with Ernest Ranglin and Monty Alexander.