Jazztronik figures here more as a mixer than an artist – serving up 2CDs worth of music, most of it with a pretty club-heavy vibe! The package is divided up into two servings, one for each disc – Love Tribe and Jazztronica – and the former has a very upbeat, housey groove, while the second has a slightly deeper vibe – although still a fair bit of house as well. The package features a whopping 44 tracks in all – which means that some numbers have been mixed down pretty heavily – and tracks include "Fly Away (Audiowhores club mix)" by Sunburst Band, "Break The Wall (orig ext mix)" by Sandy Vs Dhany, "Get Down (club mix)" by Lost Daze vs Todd Terry, "Land Of Spirits (orig mix)" by Mastiksoul, "Nathizinha" by Tocadisco, "Roar" by Patrice Baumel, "Jeimaya (orig mix)" by UES, "Dub Africa (freedom song)" by Dubnosis, "Late Night Mission (clean)" by Aaron Jerome, "Sundy Shoutin (orig)" by Johnny Corporate, "Alice You Need Him" by The Mole, and lots lots more! CD
One of the best later albums by French tenor genius Barney Wilen – a true gem that's far better than the title might indicate! The tunes, as you might guess, are all themes from French films – stretching back to the late 50s jazz/new wave days, when Wilen recorded on a few brilliant soundtracks with Miles Davis and Art Blakey – and moving forward into later years to include a few great tunes from the 60s French scene. The group on the set is Mal Waldron's excellent trio with Stafford James on bass and Eddie Moore on drums – the three of them rounding out the tunes with a strong degree of soul, and lots of open notes and space, which lets Wilen do some incredible work on both tenor and soprano saxes. Tunes are all quite long, and really depart from the original structures – and titles include "Un Homme Et Une Femme", "Les Parapluies De Cherbourg", "Manha De Carnaval", "No Problem", and "Julien Dans L'Ascenseur". LP, Vinyl record album
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Kazemachi Roman ... LP PonyCanyon (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
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A seminal bit of Japanese rock from the early 70s – performed by a group that included Harumi Hosono, and who has a style that borrows from the best of the LA scene of the late 60s! The tunes are extremely catchy – done in a folksy style that has compressed guitars and spacious production that evoke bits of The Byrds, Graham Parsons, Beau Brummels, late Association, and some of our other favorite work from those magical years. Lyrics are all in Japanese, but sung in a simple and compelling style that somehow makes you forget that fact! LP, Vinyl record album