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Blue Note Revisited
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
Blue Note represents a goldmine of raw brain matter in the continuing mind-meld between dance-world spinners and the jazzmen of old. Like kids jumping into a pile of leaves, 13 DJs delve into the label's vaults to connect ... more »
Blue Note represents a goldmine of raw brain matter in the continuing mind-meld between dance-world spinners and the jazzmen of old. Like kids jumping into a pile of leaves, 13 DJs delve into the label's vaults to connect Donald Byrd fusion and Wayne Shorter hard-bop with a hodgepodge of tricky needlework. The newcomers keep up with the old hats, combining respect for the originals with a jolt of modern momentum. Some take a soft approach; Kyoto Jazz Massive deconstructs and rebuilds Eddie Henderson's "Kudu" with kicked-up rhythms and reverence for the song's marvelous Patrice Rushen keyboard solo. Meanwhile, DJ Cam brings some nice flow via Erik Truffaz, who provides extra flava on Byrd's funk-jazz workout "The Emperor." Going all the way out, Matthew Herbert's skittery, left-field style totally transforms Michel Petrucciani's noodling "Caravan." A challenging piece of jazz-dance, Blue Note Revisited artfully avoids downtempo clichés, doing justice to the explorative nature of these artists and the wax they've left behind. --Matthew Cooke
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The best jazz remix compilation so far
Dave Tran | Kingston, ON, Canada | 05/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is some of the best new jazz material DJs can use. Sonically interesting, challenging, genre-bending music good for dancing or knocking back expensive cocktails. Tempo changes, broken beats and a funky jazz sensibility make you never want to listen to (or spin) house music again.My favourite tracks are La Malanga, Los Alamitos Latinfunklovesong and Won't You Open Up your Senses. Get the promo (La Malanga / LA Latinfunk ...) on 12" if you can. Can't wait for the whole set to come out on wax; it's that good. Lots of possibilities here to flex your turntable skills.This compo is much better than last summer's Verve Remixed 2 (which still has a few good tracks).Another good album to buy would be Blue Note Trip: Sunrise/Sunset to round things out if you like more obscure music from the Blue Note label."
afbg02 | San Francisco, CA United States | 05/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Given the enormous talent involved and the quality of the material being "revisited", I expected this to be spectacular. I must say it didn't quite live up to all my expectations, but it's still pretty thrilling. The disc is rock solid. Great break beats, synth melodic loops, and hip hop stutters enrich these classic Blue Note tunes. My only criticism is that the musicians didn't seem to take any chances. To me, living Jazz music must be in some way innovative, however esoteric. I don't hear that on this CD."
Great Idea From Blue Note
Michael G. Voitik | Skokie, IL United States | 05/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is quite interesting to hear renditions of songs that were quite funky in themselves back in the day, and Blue Note provides just that. The majority of the tracks are interpretations and mixes of the soul/funk jazz era of the late 60's to the mid-70's. Hearing what Kenny Dope did to Bobby Hutcherson's "La Malanga" is enough to get me to go out and get the original track and see what it's like in its entirety.Every song on this track has a nice steady groove to it. I was surprised and disappointed with the final track, "Caravan", by Michel Petrucciani. It's sound didn't seem to quite fit in with the rest, given the fact that it was written nearly 20 years most of the other tracks. Aside from the lackluster last track, this album is a good addition to any Blue Note fan."