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QuasimodeSoul Cookin' (CD/DVD) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2012. Used 2 CDs .... Just Sold Out!
Quasimode are definitely cooking on this sweet little set – picking up a rich array of influences they've never had before – including bits of Latin rhythms, and some soul music as well! A few of the cuts feature vocals – but in ways that are more straight soul than the group's previous experiments with jazz singers – yet the backings are still tightly jazzy, and played mostly live, in a bold flurry of trumpet, tenor, trombone, piano, bass, and drums – plus some occasional Fender Rhodes as well! The Latin elements really help expand the sound, and flesh out the positive vibe of the record – a soaring, sunny vision that reminds us of the jazzy joy we first found in the music of Monday Michiru. Most of the album's still instrumental, and titles include "Febre Samba", "Summer Madness", "Another Sky", "Leaving Town", "Soul Cookin", "Let's Get Down Together", "El Paso Twist", and "Still In The Night". Also features a bonus DVD – with the video for "Summer Madness", and concert footage of the tracks "Relight My Fire", "No More Sadness", and "The Man From Nagpur" – plus bonus footage as well! CD
(HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing. Please note that the DVD doesn't list a Region so you may need a multiregion player to view it.)
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OddjobKoyo ... CD
Amigo (Sweden), 2003. Used .... $8.99
An excellent bit of funky work from Sweden's Oddjob – a group that are looming large on the international club jazz scene! Oddjob work in the same vein as groups like Hipnosis and Honeymuch – playing real jazz, but with a dancefloor twist – taking bits of classic Blue Note, European modal, and soul jazz, and wrapping them up with a tight rhythmic finish that's perfect for the modern jazz dance set! This album's even better than the group's first, and features some nice electric piano on a few cuts – with titles that include "Their Song", "Man Machine", "I Am Sailing", and "Leadhead". CD
(Out of print.)