||Acid Jazz On The Rocks (1999) |
From the Italian Irma label comes the first volume of nu-school acid jazz, including highlight tracks like "Tokio Station" by Ohm Guru, "Spread Your Sax" by 2 Men 4 Soul, "I'm Gonna Love You" by Jestofunk, and "4 Steps" by DJ Rodriguez. ~ Keith Farley
||Johnny Lewis Quartet|
Shuckin' 'N Jivin' (1998)
Includes liner notes by Ray Court and D.W. Smith.
Johnny Lewis Quartet: Johnny Lewis (vocals, tenor & baritone saxophone, trumpet, mellophonium, congas); James "Moody" Thompson (Hammond B-3 organ, clavinet); Joe Villa (guitar); Kenneth Drake (drums).
Additional personnel: Jack Toker (drums).
||Twisted Secrets 3 (1998) |
Producers: Jan Siebert, Aubrey, Malt, Steve Rachmad, H. Lemon, Richard Miller, Luc Devirese, Andreas Dorau, Astrel.
12 Degrees Of Freedom (1998)
Chicago Underground Duo: Rob Mazurek (cornet, bamboo flute, piano); Chad Taylor (vibraphone, drums).
Additional personnel: Jeff Parker (guitar).
From the Nile (1998)
Derf Reklaw (hmm, wonder what his birth name could possibly be?) is a percussionist who straddles hard bop, free jazz, and world music, all three genres heavily influencing 1998's masterful From the Nile. More than just another African-influenced light jazz ...
||Raumpatrouille (1996) Original Soundtrack; Space Patrol|
This intriguing disc collects the music for Raumpatrouille, a 1960s German science-fiction television show. Despite its vintage date, the music doesn't conform to usual "orchestra plus theremin" clichés of most 1960s television science-fiction music. Instead, composer Peter Thomas takes the ...
Mambo Rage (1998) DBL LP
While closer in spirit to traditional Afro-Cuban jazz than much of Snowboy's past work, Mambo Rage nevertheless fits the mold of his earlier records, its driving rhythms and deep bass grooves ideal for dancefloor consumption. ~ Jason Ankeny
Recorded at Jacobs, ...
||Loose & Juicy (1997) |
Loose and Juicy is a treasure chest of rare grooves for jazz, hip-hop, and funk enthusiasts. Cammille Yarbrough's track "Take Your Praise," was the source of Norman Cook's (Fatboy Slim) hit single "Praise You." Captured here on CD, Yarbrough captivates ...
||John Jenkins / Cliff Jordan / Bobby Timmons|
It was quite fitting that Ken McIntyre had an opportunity to record in a quintet with Eric Dolphy, for his multi-instrumental approach was similar to Dolphy's, although he always had a very different sound. On this CD reissue, McIntyre plays ...
Greybreaks Vol. 1 (1998)
Greybreaks, Vol. 1 compiles a dozen instrumental tracks from a 1993 DJ Greyboy side project; the material, which includes cuts like "Funk on the Brain" and "Big Blunt Break," is more stripped-down than his subsequent work, comprised of lone beats, ...
||Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers|
Moanin' (1958) Blue Note
The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of MOANIN' includes an essay by Bob Blumenthal.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: Art Blakey (drums); Benny Golson (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet); Bobby Timmons (piano); Jymie Merritt (bass).
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Rudy ...
||New Orleans Heritage Hall Jazz Band (1973) |
Many New Orleans jazz groups from the 1960s and '70s were erratic and often out of tune, using the advanced ages of their musicians as an excuse. This LP is an exception, for all of the veterans (clarinetist Louis Cottrell, ...
||Longineu Parsons II|
Spaced: Collected Works 1980-1999 (1999)
A long-overdue collection spanning the career of an admittedly minor but often fascinating trumpeter, Spaced is a fine introduction to Longineu Parsons' distinctive style. The closest comparison to Parsons, who worked with avant-garde pianist Cecil Taylor in the '70s before ...
||New Latinaires, Vol. 2 (1999) |
Volume two in Ubiquity's fabulous merger of techno and timbale is hot enough to set the speaker fabric afire. 2000 has seen countless producers mining the Cuban/Latin/Brazilian/electronica interface. Ubiquity has had a buzz on this kind of thing for years. ...
||Viva Cubop!: Jazz the Afro-Cuban Way (1999) |
One of the brightest lights in the '90s Afro-Cuban jazz scene, Cubop sports great recordings from several generations of Latin jazz musicians (from the '50s to the '90s), including Francisco Aguabella, Pucho, Bobby Matos, Snowboy, and the Afro-Rican Ensemble. Viva ...
||Between Or Beyond The Black Forest (1999) |
Track Listing: Space Bugaloo; So What; That Ol' Bus Smell; Woe's All Over Me; Au Right; Tema Pro Luis; 5 Zu 4; Speech Craft; Maiden Voyage; Reca; J.B.W.; Dur Dur Dur; Service II;
Mumia 911 (1999)
Proceeds support the Bill Of Rights Foundation and the Black United Fund.
Unbound includes: Chuck D, Black Thought, Zach de la Rocha, Wise Intelligent, Pharoah Monch, Dead Prez, Divine Styler, Freestyle Fellowship, Goldii Loks, Afu Ra, Channell Live, Tragedy, What What, ...
||Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers|
Caliente Con Soul! (1999)
Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers: Henry "Pucho" Brown (timbales); Eddie Pazant (saxophone, flute, oboe); John "Mad Hatter" Spruill (piano); Marvin Horne (guitar); Jon Hart (bass); Tyrone Govan (drums); Ernie Colon (bongos); Johnny Griggs (congas).
Recorded at Private Island Trax, Los ...
Fat, Drunk And Stupid (1998)
Track Listing: She's My Woman; Sea of Sound; One Eyed Bikini Monster; I Dig Your Holes; Freak; So Pretty; Fishermans Basket; Hot Rod Baby; Flippin' Out; She Wants More; Thee Sugarshack; No Brain, No Pain;
King Conga (1999)
Seven years into his career, percussionist Johnny Blas continued to propel the Latin jazz idiom further into the 21st century with some of the most exquisitely arranged, consummately executed music the genre had heard in some time. Not a major ...
||Glucklich, Vol. 1: A Collection Of Rare German Fusion Grooves With A Brazilian Flavour (1999) |
Glücklich -- in which a respected trip-hop producer and nu-jazz musician (A Forest Mighty Black's Rainer Trüby) -- compiles a series of German tracks produced in a Brazilian jazz-funk vibe during the '70s, by artists including Klaus Doldinger, Sunbirds, John ...
||Miles Davis / Miles Quintet Davis|
Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1957)
Digitally remastered by JVC using XRCD (Extended Resolution Compact Disc) technology.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1987, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Digitally remastered using 20-bit K2 Super Coding System technology.
This is part of the Prestige Records 50th Anniversary Commemorative Special Edition series.
||Mundial Muzique (1999) |
Mundial Muzique collects modern tropical grooves from across the globe, including Turnstyle Orchestra's "Latin Soul," Azymuth's "Ah Voce Nao Sabe," Mr. Gone's "Da Sambafrique," and Bill Summers' "Pienso en Ti." Other artists such as Nick Holder, Brother of Soul, Jazzanova ...
||Future Sounds of Jazz, Vol. 6 (1999) |
Though it's six volumes in and counting, Compost's Future Sounds of Jazz series just keeps on shining. Recruiting a cast of varied standout producers -- Ian O'Brien, Fauna Flash, Tosca, Victor Simonelli, United Future Organization, Beatless -- helps immensely, as ...
||Best Of Cookin' (2000) |
BEST OF COOKIN' includes tracks previously released on Ubiquity's Cookin' series.