Thursday, January 31, 2008

BEGGAR & CO feat THE FUNK JAZZ COLLECTIVE - Brass Strings N Things


BEGGAR & CO feat THE FUNK JAZZ COLLECTIVE - Brass Strings N Things (JAZZ COLLECTIVE) Comentários: The original founder members of Light Of The World and pioneers of UK funk/dance come together once again as Beggar & Co with a talented array of top class musicians under the mantle of The Funk Jazz Collective. Kenny Wellington, Breeze McGrath, Jean Paul 'Blue' Mau nick, David Baptist and Peter Hinds are joined on this reunion by Blue's Incognito horn men Kevin Robinson and Fayez Virji. Noel McKoy of JTQ fame is also on alongside members of Central Line and former Steve Arrington drummer Billy Osborne. Top keyboards man Toby Baker and vibraphone player Orphy Robinson is also along for this funky musical journey. Camelle Hinds is also there on bass and vocals.As members of LOTW and Beggar & Co the musicians enjoyed National chart success with 'Time/I'm So Happy and London Town as well as (Somebody) Help Me Out and Mule Chant No 2. Bluey is of course renown for his great works with Incognito including the fantastic Always There. Central Line achieved national chart success with a great cover of 'Nature Boy'. This group of musicians have appeared on recordings totaling sales of over 50,000,000 with their services being used collectively and individually by a range of artists in the industry including Paul Mc Cartney, Simply Red, Gabrielle, The Style Council, Tina Turner, Billy Ocean, Alexander O''NealThis CD is a unique coming together of some of the finest exponents of the genre around. Potent brass, funky guitars and a pounding bass and drums. Strictly in the Old Skool style. Fans of LOTW, Beggar & Co, Incognito, and JTQ will love this CD. The musicians and band are well known within the genre and enjoy good relationships with many DJs and radio stations. They will be arranging a series of interviews to promote the CD. It is also our intention to foster good relationships with some of the smaller stations found on 365.com too. They will also be arranging some prestigious UK dates and also have some people looking at dates in Europe. in diskunion [Para Ouvir/Samples]
obrigado pela dica Ricardo.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

KING TUBBY meets THE UPSETTER - At The Grass Roots Of Dub


KING TUBBY meets THE UPSETTER - At The Grass Roots Of Dub (Studio 16) Comentários: Having loved this album as a white label for many many years, its really nice to be handling a full reissue of this classic classic dub piece from prime period 1975. Questions have been often raised about its provenance, purporting to be a King Tubby and Upsetter album, in fact only the mixes are theirs in the respective studios – but this minor gripe aside – Winston Edwards and the Natty Dread fashion a true heavyweight set of instrumentals, Tubbys is in ticklers good form, and the Perry tracks have that glorious fuzzy compressed feel and instinctive editing which speaks of heavy runnings at the Black Ark. An album that you can truly run and run indefinitely – in my experience, it never fails. in boomkat [Para Ouvir/Samples]

DISCO PATRICK - The Bootleg Guide To Disco Acetates Funk Rap & Disco Medleys


DISCO PATRICK - The Bootleg Guide To Disco Acetates Funk Rap & Disco Medleys (unknown label Germany) Comentários: An amazing reference for any fan of rare disco -- the first-ever book to look at the rare acetates, bootlegs, and medley vinyl from the 70s and 80s! The production level is amazing -- with full color images throughout, and a wealth of information on each title -- plus detailed additional features on the labels, mixers, and other folks involved with the phenomenon! There's even a section on rare club flyers -- one more way that the book gives a key glimpse into the underground scene of the time -- and even if you're not a top-level collector, there's plenty of information here for any fan of older disco! The book is expensive, but the quality is worth the price -- over 350 full-color pages, on very heavy paper. in dustygroove [Comprar/Buy]

Saturday, January 26, 2008

OUR THEORY - Yeah, That's Right


OUR THEORY - Yeah, That's Right (Nublu France) Comentários: While out on tour, Nublu founder Ilhan Ersahin, ended up in a jam somewhere with French trumpet player Erik Truffaz. The two clicked immediately and decided to record a few sessions together. Ilhan brought in Thor Madsen (guitar player from Wax Poetic) and together they entered the journey now presented to as the project Our Theory, a statement of sounds that resonates with a cinematic/orchestral feel. The melodies, harmonies and rhythm transport you to the middle of New York City with one window looking into Paris, another into London and one window looking straight into the nature of a distant place which might be paradise. Call it the jazz of today or nu-jazz as its more commonly known in Europe today, or simply as Ilhan prefers it: music. This 12" features Jan Jelinek's (~Scape) minimal left-field remix of "Yeah, That's Right" a song originally written as a tribute to late great tenor sax man Eddie Harris. nota do editor [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Friday, January 25, 2008

NICOLE WILLIS & THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS- Keep Reachin' Up Remixed


WILLIS, Nicole/THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS/VARIOUS - Keep Reachin' Up Remixed (Above The Clouds) Comentários: Brooklyn born Helsinki based Nicole Willis is back with the deliciously titled Soul Investigators, and this time round she’s all mixed up.As the title suggests ‘Keep Reachin’ Up Remixed’ is a reworked version of Willis’ 2005 smash ‘Keep Reachin’ Up’ – the album that propelled her into the spotlight and got heads like Giles Peterson and Mr Scruff talking. The dusty funk soul sound of the original remains on much of the album but it’s been pushed in a diverse set of direction from Hammond-funk to electronica, via dub-step, jazz, house and reggae. An Aaron Jerome, BBE nu-blood, mix of ‘Feeling Free’ opens up the album with a smooth jazzy feel while Breakin’ Bread’s Rob Life serves us a break heavy version of the title track a la DJ Format. Remixing duties for ‘If It Ain’t Love’ fall to Mr Scruff who drops some cheeky flute samples and reworks the drums. ‘No One’s Going to Love You’ becomes a bit of a dub-step space boogie in the hands of Blackbeard with the dub vibe continued by Sinbad on ‘Invisible Man’. ‘The Soul Investigator’s Theme’ offers more of the spacey feels, Mike Slott remix, and The Dynamics throw in a little skanking with ‘My 4 Leaf Clover’.Bugz In The Attic’s Afronaut is brought on board for a broken beat take on ‘Holding On’ while an alternative version of ‘The Soul Investigator’s Theme’ is offered up by hip hop producer Ghost. The album closes with Canada’s Elizabeth Shepherd Trio and their jazzed up bouncy version of ‘If This Ain’t Love’.Few of the tracks stray very far from their original forms but then again everyone seemed to love them so why should they? in ukmusic [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

DOE, Ernie K - Here Come The Girls


DOE, Ernie K - Here Come The Girls (Soul Jazz) Comentários: Just in time for the party season, Ernie K. Doe's massive 'Here Come The Girls' (you know, that one from the Boots advert) drops in a big funky way. A great tune in it's own right but absolutely perfect for the 'floor thanks to the advert exposure. Hit! in phonica [Para Ouvir/Samples]

JAMES, Jose - Blackeyedsusan


JAMES, Jose - Blackeyedsusan (Brownswood UK) Comentários: West London's IG CULTURE reworks this song from jazz vocalist JOSE JAMES into a killer 4 to the floor dance cut. House beats with a mix of electro carnival and broken beat influences. Funky as all get out. The flip, "IG's BRUK 4 LOVE REMIX", is a straight up broken beat cut. Limited white 12". in groovedis [Para Ouvir/Samples1] [2]

SUN RA & HIS ARKESTRA - Some Blues But Not The Kind That's Blue


SUN RA & HIS ARKESTRA - Some Blues But Not The Kind That's Blue (Atavistic US) Comentários: The third deluxe RA reissue in the new O-Card format from the UMS, released in conjunction with EL SATURN Records is here: A superb reissue of adelicious, seldom heard Saturn Records document from 1970- replete with two alternate takes of a previously unissued classic AND an "Untitled" piecefrom the original '77 sessions... all available for the first time on CD!"Sun Ra's career-long committment to his Arkestra allowed the pianist and bandleader little time for the elaboration of less populous projects. Therewere brief, tantalising glimpses, however, into his small group concept-including a rash of recordings made in the mid 1970s. There are, for instance, two great double-LPs of quartet music, tenor saxophonist John Gilmore gloriously forward, made for the Italian Horo label in 1978. A year prior, a stripped-down group made a set of studio recordings focused on standard jazz songbook material, as well as some original music by Ra, thatwas issued on Saturn as SOME BLUES BUT NOT THE KIND THATS BLUE.As a special treat, to augment this extremely rare Saturn LP and show how Ra developed the idea for one of his arrangements, two alternative versions ofthe poignant "I'll Get By" are included- taken from a session slated May 3, 1973 by Gilmore. In the distance, the muffled remnant of a previous trackappears, taped over on this home recording, the almost in-sync backwards drums providing a low-key element of surreality." in atavistic [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Saturday, January 19, 2008

SPACEK, Steve - I Wanna Piece Of Ur Luv


SPACEK, Steve - I Wanna Piece Of Ur Luv (Jazzy Sport Japan) Comentários: Lush hitech soul tracks; again a cutting edge production with out-there sounds to support the soothing voice from Steve Spacek. The A side comes with the easy 'I Wanna Piece You' as vocal and instrumental mix. The flip has the offbeat 'URUB', co produced by Mark Pritchard with it's high end spaced out strings; also comes as vocal and instrumental. Limited 12 from the japanese Jazzy Sport camp! Tip! in rushhour [Para Ouvir/Samples]

RAYTHOUGHT - Raythought EP


RAYTHOUGHT - Raythought EP (Jazzy Sport Japan) Comentários: Hip hop groove from the Japanese scene -- jazz beat centered, bright and bouncy boom bap from Raythought -- featuring production by Grooveman Spot, DJ Juco, Cro-Magnon, DJ Mitsu and others -- trademark stuff from the ever reliable Jazzy Sport crew! Being yanks, we can't speak from a lyrical standpoint, but the beats thump and the keys swirl in that great Jazzy Sport style! Tracks include "In The Silence", "In The House" feat Taishi, "My Mind" feat Hunger, "On The Run", "Beat Gose On", "Fraygular League", feat Full Member, "Black Magic Disco", "Live Ignition" feat Sey, "Don't Stop", "Sun Will Shine" feat Taro Soul & Coma-Chi and more. in dustygroove [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Thursday, January 17, 2008

THE MILLION DOLLAR ORCHESTRA - Better Days


THE MILLION DOLLAR ORCHESTRA - Better Days (BBE) Comentários: "Better Days" was recorded in the traditional way - mostly one take, in an analogue studio. The Sound is rich , lush,string laden, beautiful disco music, full of joy with phenomenal musicianship. It is Al Kent's biography told in music. nota do editor [Para Ouvir/Samples]

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Blue Note Street Part 02


MURO/TAKESHI NAKATSUKA/SOIL & PIMP SESSIONS/TOSHIO MATSUURA GROUP/DJ KAORI/HOME GROWN - Blue Note Street Part 02 (Blue Note Japan) Comentários: Limited edition Japan only Blue Note EP with a great set of remixes from Japan's finest producers.Juno is one of the only record stores outside of Japan to carry this 12 inch. nota do editor [Para Ouvir/Samples]

ONRA - Chinoiseries


ONRA - Chinoiseries (Label Rouge) Comentários: Brilliantly odd instrumental hip hop album here from Onra, compiled and constructed around vintage Vietnamese pop records picked up in flea markets on a trip to the far east. 32 short tracks make up "Chinoiseries", each of them clocking in at the 1 or 2 minute mark and delivering a tight selection of beats that somehow bring to mind J Dilla, Rza, Madlib, Moondog, MF Doom and the Sublime Frequencies label rolled into one beautifully incoherent package. Having a ravenous appetite for the "Radio Transmission" style beloved of the aforementioned Sublime Frequencies crew, we might be perfectly primed for this sort of thing, but while the dusty exotica, folk and plastic pop of the source material here could so easily have ended up sounding like the sterile plunderphonic coffee table beats that typified so much instrumental hip hop in the late 90's, Onra manages to harness the mystifying magic of the original material and juxtapose it with a production style that's still adequately rough around the edges. And the source material itself is still bathed in the sublime hiss and crackle of hoary vinyl, retaining the unknown wonders of each of the nameless gems that play a central part through each and every track on this excellent album. Like small, perfectly flawed vignettes, each of the tracks here offers a quirky and mesmerising window into the far east of another era, taking us from the bittersweet far-flung serenading of "Last Tango In Saigon" to the stripped percussive echo of "Clap Clap" and the immense exotic funk edits of "Raw". One of the most enjoyable records we've heard in a while, and a real treat for crate diggers and found sound hounds out there, wherever you may be. ESSENTIAL PURCHASE. in boomkat [Para Ouvir/Samples]

LEWIS, Webster - Webster Lewis In Norway: The Club 7 Live Tapes


LEWIS, Webster - Webster Lewis In Norway: The Club 7 Live Tapes (Plastic Strip Norway) Comentários: Plastic Strip Press and Jazzaggression Records are proud to present this 2 CD/2 LP release of the Webster Lewis and the Post-pop, space-rock, be-bop, gospel tabernacle chorus and orchestra BABY!! Live at Club 7 2LP released by Arne Bendiksen in 1972. This original 2 LP has become a holy grail for soul and jazz collectors all over the world and includes the dance floor classics It´s your thing and Do you believe that has been sampled by various hip-hop and electronica bands. PSP and JA have gotten exclusive access from Arne Bendiksen AS to the complete studiotapes recorded during 2 nights at the legendary Club 7 in Oslo with over 10 hours of music in total. We have found the complete photo series taken by Svein Kojan during the Club 7 concert and the release also includes in depth linernotes based on an interview done with the producer of the Live at Club 7 record Hallvard Kvåle. Webster Lewis had been active in the late 60´s in the jazz and soul scene in Boston and had formed a band with saxophone players Stan Strickland and Bobby Greene, singer Judd Watkins and drummer Jimmy Hopps called the Webster Lewis Quintet. When Webster`s teacher at the New England Conservatory of music, George Russell , was commissioned to write a work to be performed at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Russell put as a term to bring over some of his musicians from Boston to form the core of the band. Hence Webster and his band got airplane tickets to Norway. Finished in Kongsberg the band went to live in Oslo doing some jams in a typically lazy Oslo summer. At one of the jam sessions Attila Horvath, the chief of Club 7 heard the band and booked them to play the club from the 25 to the 31 of July. The coming Friday and Saturday 30-31 July it was recorded over 10 hours of material of music, three regular sets plus two encores both nights and Attila held the Club opened illegally long after closing hours. These sessions are still viewed as a historic happening on the Norwaegian jazz scene. The record Live at Club 7 came out early January 1972. But the band had made such an impression on the Norwegian crowd that they came back to Norway the summer of 1972. This time around Jimmy Hopps stayed behind in Norway for a year and formed a quartet with Jan Garbarek, Calle Neumann and Arild Andersen and Hopps also played with the Svein Finnerud Trio. Webster and the band continued to play European jazz festivals for 11 years. Webster Lewis later became a successful producer, arranger and solo artist working with Barry White, Herbie Hancock, Fred Wesley and Gwen McRae. Jimmy Hopps recorded and played with Pharaoh Sanders and Charles Tolliver while Judd Watkins collaborated with Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Stan Strickland went on to play with Yuseef Lateef, Marlena Shaw and recorded with Brute Force. Webster Lewis passed away on the 20th of November 2002. The first disc presents for the first time the whole original double LP Live at Club 7. The second disc contains only unreleased music from the Club 7 sessions with alternative versions of Do you believe, It`s your thing and 5 new compositions including the killer groover Up on the roof. The 2 LP only contains the unreleased material. Since Webster and Hallvard wanted Live at Club 7 as a 4 LP release, but had to settle for 2, we are proud to release these unique recordings of uplifting and spiritual jazz mixed with gospel, Latin and soul. Or better labeled by the band themselves: Post-pop, space-rock, be-bop, gospel tabernacle chorus and orchestra BABY! in plasticstrip [Para Ouvir/Samples]

CULTURAL ROOTS/THE REVOLUTIONARIES - Mr Bossman (Dub Plate mixes)


CULTURAL ROOTS/THE REVOLUTIONARIES - Mr Bossman (Dub Plate mixes) (G Revolutionary Sounds) Comentários: new revive releases from the vaults of Penthouse producer Donovan Germain. These are previously unreleased dubplate mixes on strictly limited blue vinyl. Essential! in dubvende [Para Ouvir/Samples1] [2]