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Mission Impossible
James Taylor Quartet
Mission Impossible
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

Let's get this sorted straight out of the blocks, all right? It's not that James Taylor. None of that fire, rain, or softly sentimental crap here. The James Taylor Quartet are the band you play at your party when you want ...  more »

      
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All Artists: James Taylor Quartet
Title: Mission Impossible
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hollywood Records
Release Date: 7/23/1996
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Acid Jazz, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Jam Bands, Jazz Jam Bands
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 720616804020, 720616804044

Synopsis

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Let's get this sorted straight out of the blocks, all right? It's not that James Taylor. None of that fire, rain, or softly sentimental crap here. The James Taylor Quartet are the band you play at your party when you want everyone to start frugging. It's that groovy '60s vibe, heavy on the Hammond B-3, getting funky on the theme from Blow Up, Mission Impossible, or Goldfinger--just like those albums your parents put on when folks used to gather in the rathskeller and twist the night away. It demands a sharp, three button suit, a skinny tie, and shined shoes for admission, then lets you dance and sweat through all the clothing. This album appeared ten years ago in England, but as the band tours, it's finding its first release here, and you know what? It's still way ahead of the curve. Be there or be square. --Chris Nickson
 

CD Reviews

The best CD I've bought in 10 years
Kirk Lott | adrift on the seas of life | 11/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mission Impossible is the best disc I've bought in 10 years. It caused me to abandon all former listening habits and to search obsessively for anything else like it.

How to describe it? Take equal parts spy jazz (Mission Impossible, James Bond music, etc.)and go-go music (Austin Power's party music) and layer on righteous Hammond organ, rocking guitar, and shaking tamborine. It is so cool that ANYONE listening to it becomes cool too by association.

I have recommended it to more than a dozen friends - different ages and listening habits - and EVERYONE likes it. Music that makes you dance, smile and feel really good."
Too short
Stephan Stuecklin | Basel, Switzerland | 03/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is fun in a tongue-and-cheek way, but why couldn't JTQ at least break the forty-minute mark? This disc is over before you know it."