Gilles Peterson and Jazz
anova may not be jazz
artists themselves, but both have done a heck of a lot to keep the spirit of jazz
burning into the 21st Century – playing older classics live, highlighting important new artists, and always encouraging the free spirit of creative improvisation! This wonderful 2CD package features tunes hand-picked by both Gilles and Jazz
anova – done in the spirit of other "Kings" sets on BBE – with a similar wide range of grooves! Gilles steps away from obscurities this time – and beautifully illustrates his love of the music through some choice classics from the Fantasy, Blue Note, and Warner catalogs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Jazz
anova are in charge of grooves from more recent years – and bring together some of the best jazz
-based bits from the global underground, including some key singles and remixes that really sound great here. 2CD set features a total of 25 tracks that include "Quiet Fire" by Roy Haynes, "Five Four & Three" by Lee Konitz, "Equinox" by John Coltrane, "My Favorite Things" by Mark Muprhy, "Butterflies" by Nikki O, "Waltz For Goddess" by Soil & Pimp Sessions, "No Reason No Rhyme (Nicola Conte plays a mode for Tatsuo mix)" by Sunaga T Experience, "Afro Blue" by Jeffrey Smith", "Trading Eights" by Five Corners Quintet, "Into The Sun (KJM edit)" by Sleepwalker, "Spirits In Transit" by 4 Hero, "Loud Minority" by United Future Organization, "Moves" by Charles Mingus, "Spirits Up Above" by Roland Kirk, "Breaking Away (Koop rmx)" by Shaun Escoffery, "Young Rabbits" by Jazz Crusaders
, "Anthenagain" by Art Blakey, and "Mother Of The Future (live)" by Bembe Segue.