The old school soul Raphael Saadiq likes to play has been drawing a lot of attention in recent years. In 2009, he presented a wonderful retro-soul show at the North Sea Jazz Festival. But no matter how much he admires the classic sound, he has never been a copycat. His new album Stone Rollin' is full of his own compositions on which he plays bass, keyboards, guitar and percussion. Apart from the seventies soul of Stevie Wonder and Sly Stone, he takes the plunge into a rock 'n' roll sound. Saadiq was first heard in the 1980s in the soul trio Tony! Toni! Tone!. After that success, he worked behind the scenes with everyone who sounded good: The Roots, D'Angelo, Joss Stone, Stevie Wonder, you name them. Since the success of The Way I See It in 2008, he has fortunately been letting us hear his own voice again.