An essential piece of graffiti/hip-hop history. Graf legend and fashion mogul Futura 2000 raps about the culture waaaaay before "Wrong Side Of The Tracks" along with his contemporaries Fab 5 Freddie and Dondi over a dubby electro beat provided by Mick Jones of The Clash. Cover features Futura's signature abstract styles that you're probably familiar with from his extensive work for Mo Wax. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Joachim Kuhn —
Solos ... CD Futura (France), 1971. Used ...
A total of 7 piano solos from Joachim Kuhn. The first side is pretty straight and the second side has some more experimental moments. All in all, it is enjoyable and has very nice moments! CD
Excellent work from Chris Woods – a genius reed player on alto sax and flute! Chris had a similar history to Nathan Davis, another richly talented American reed player from the same era – in that he was an American, but moved to Europe and achieved greater fame by becoming a seminal part of the scene during the early 60s. Woods recorded albums with Ted Curson, Marco Di Marco, and Georges Arvanitas – whose trio with Jacky Samson and Charles Saudrais is backing Chris up on this album. A few of the tunes are in a more standard jazz mode than Woods' other recordings, but there's also some great ones – like "My Lady", which is a soulful dancing waltz, and "Monsieur Lesbois In Paris", which has a nice stepping groove that's right up there with Woods' most soulful recordings! Other tracks include "Au Privae", "Love Theme For a Very Special Friend", and "Dreaming At The Woodside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition reissue. Only 1000 copies worldwide!)
The rhymes by the Infinity Rappers are only on the latter half of the "cut" version – but we dig the very electro production that quotes "Tubular Bells", some nice vocoder effects and a little scratching from D St – the "uncut" version is the instrumetnal. Back cover art by Futura 2000. 12-inch, Vinyl record