Category: acid jazz

Review: Chris Standring – Love & Paragraphs »

Acid jazz was the hip new style taking the States by storm in the 90s. While much of it was created by producers and deejays from abroad, two west coast musicians decided to tackle the genre themselves by fusing jazz melodies with hip hop stylings on the release Solar System (1996). The musicians responsible for […]

Interview: Four 80 East »

This interview with Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace of Four80East was conducted by Sean Miller for his radio program Jazz Pulse. Four80East was conceived by Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace in their Toronto-based studio as a departure from the commercial pop music that the duo had more typically produced. Radio airplay of their song “Eastside” […]

Review: It Remains To Be Seen from Afro Elements »

I hadn’t heard Afro Elements, but while digging around the web, I came across a link to their site from Down To The Bone’s website. Later, after I mentioned in a post on my blog that the album art on It Remains To Be Seen was a replica of Jeff Lorber’s Wizard Island, Simon from […]

Review: Supercharged from Down to the Bone »

Down to the Bone has the perfect summer soundtrack with their fun and funky new release Supercharged. True to the title, this release is a pumped-up, constant jam that won’t let your body remain idle. It needs a warning label – “Product contains powerful horns (props to Shilts and the D.C. Horns), percolating bass, mean […]

Nu Jazz Sessions and Groove Gravy »

I love new discoveries. My interest in jazz remixes recently led me to a compilation called Nu Jazz Sessions. This twelve-track compilation features a mix of original jazztronica/soul/funk tunes as well as remixes of music from Sarah Vaughan and McCoy Tyner by Jazzelicious. The CD, which is also a non-stop mix by Jazzelicious, immediately grabbed […]