"Break Thru" is the 14th (!) studio release by this eclectic ensemble and is one of the ska highlights of the past few years.If you want to escape for a half an hour into a world of traditional ska, reggae, jazz and reggae then this is absolutely the album for you. Starting things off with a jazzy ska instrumental titled “Chicky Chicky Boom Boom” the vibe is set for your island escape. The title track “Break Thru” is an infectious ska number as the band rattles off the places that they love to play and spread the joys of ska to around the world. It’s a very positive and uplifting song set to a simple rocksteady beat with a fun chorus. "Break Thru" manages to grab our attention with some truly amazing instrumentals topped with some equally amazing vocal tracks. The members of the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble have been honing their craft in the ska scene for a long time and “Break Thru” is yet another great representation of what they have to offer. If you’re a fan of the Slackers, the Scofflaws or Hepcat and haven’t looked into NYSJE, do yourself a favour and check them out ASAP!