Hip hop boom bap beatcraft mixed smoothly with a jazz-centered vibe from the mind of J Rawls – a mostly mellow, lightly tripped-out instrumentals effort unlike anything else he's ever laid down! J Rawls puts his reliably unique spin on the jazzhop formula – assembling a live combo with drums, guitar, keys and Fender Rhodes – with occasional sax and flute. Rawls crafts tributes to Dilla (a pioneer in this kinds genre defying groove), Cal Tjader, Bobby Hutcherson
and Pete & CL – and it all melds into the vibe nicely. A welcome move into modern groove from one of the most reliable producers around! Tracks include "The D E Effect", "Heart Throb", "Infancy", "A Tribute To Dilla", "Remember When", "Simple Game Plan", "Still Taking It EZ", "A Tribute To Bobby
", Runing", "Cao", "A Tribute To TROY" and more.
(Out of print.)