Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
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This is better than the more well known D&B
Jason Bunch | Indianapolis, IN United States | 03/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is a great surprise...I bought it after seeing it in a Barnes and Noble (not known for its cutting edge anything) and it was on a listening station there...I put it on because the label said "Gorgeous Jazzy Drum and Bass"...I was immediately hooked...This is a great find...Hardway is better than more well known D&B artists (dare I say Goldie)...he makes music which is so organic and lovely that if enough people got this thing I think it would truly be the bridge between D&B and the mainstream...it is also a great jazz album in its own right...buy it, please and give this guy his due...there are also some great female vocals on this which will ignite your soul as well as some just great electronica which lovers of the SourceLab compilations will appreciate...The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because I save that rating for truly groundbreaking work, and while this is not that it is nevertheless spectacular...there is simply not one wrong note on this album."
JAMES HARDWAY KICKS A--!
Jason Bunch | 04/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS THE BEST DRUM N' BASS CD I'VE HEARD SINCE GOLDIE'S "TIMELESS". HARDWAY MIXES THIS GENRE WITH ACID JAZZ VERY WELL. CLASSIC TRACKS: "BOSSNOVA" & "GO ON". IMAGINE HARDWAY AND GOLDIE WORKING TOGETHER=OH, WHAT A TEAM THAT WOULD BE!"
Have a pair of back-up shorts ready
James D Tackett III | Just outside Washington, DC | 03/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like a little drum 'n bass with your jazz, then there's no one better than James Hardway. I pretty much agree with the guy above me, except I DID give this five stars, because that's a rating I reserve for things that just absolutely make me geek out (I don't care what it may or may not do for the "scene"). Unlike the last reviewer, I am a long-time fan of Hardway, and I must tell you that if you see ANYTHING bearing the name, then pick it up right away, even if you have no cash and have to give a kidney in trade. Even if you don't like the music, the guy's back is covered in those cool Yakuza-style tattoos and he sports Hawaiian shirts and linen suits...you have to give a guy props for that. This music just fills my head up with ideas, for stories, situations, characters, settings, and especially visual imagery. Sleazy imagery. Anything that sets your brain on fire like this does is well worth the money. Not recommended for those who think reading USA Today qualifies them as an intellectual, or who really really liked "My Best Friend's Wedding"."