V/A - The Kings of Jazz (Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Jazzanova)

Gilles Peterson digs out obscure gems from well-known jazz masters and Jazzanova gets to play with the contemporary forces

An impressive diverse collection. What more can you ask for compiled by two specialists in the genre of the jazzy dance, veteran Giles Peterson and West Germany's finest mixmen Jazzanova. Side 1 is more traditional with classics, while disc 2 is Jazzanova's cutting edge choice of nu jazz grooves remaining pretty cool sleek and downtempo. Whatever your choice of jazz there should be something here for you whether it's the grooves and base, or the seductive horns, crashing piano, or laid back jazzy electronica. Even if you are one of these people who instantly say, "I'm not into jazz", you'll be crossing over once you've heard this collection of kings.


Gilles Peterson’s selection: “The History
01 Donald Byrd - Cristo Redentor
02 Clifford Brown / Marx Roach Quintet - George’s Dilemma
03 Roy Haynes - Quiet Fire
04 Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Spirits Up Above
05 Charles Mingus - Moves
06 Arthur Blythe - Autumn in New York (Part One)
07 Mark Murphy - My Favorite Things
08 Lee Konitz - Five, Four and Three
09 The Jazz Crusaders - Young Rabbits
10 Art Blakey - Anthenagin
11 John Coltrane - Equinox
12 Bill Evans - Peace Piece

Jazzanova’s selection: “The Present
01 4 Hero - Spirits in Transi
t02 [re:jazz] - Inner City Life
03 Nikki O - Butterflies
04 Jeffrey Smith - Afro Blue
05 Sleep Walker feat. Bembe Segue - Into the Sun (KJM Edit)
06 Two Banks of Four - One Day
07 The Five Corners Quintet - Trading Eights
08 Shaun Escoffery - Breaking Away (Koop Remix)
09 Bembe Segue - Mother of the future (Live Version)
10 Soil & “Pimp” Sessions - Waltz for Goddess
11 United Future Organization - Loud Minority
12 Sunaga T Experience - No Reason No Rhyme (Nicola Conte plays a Mode for Tatsuo)
13 The Matthew Herbert Big Band - Everything’s Changed


lvzbell said...

please tell me youve got links to this one!!!!

in '94 i heard this on wax at a friends pad....
"Donald Byrd - Cristo Redentor"
fuckin blew my mind...
been searchin since countless hours of digging and i havent found it....
thanks masta c!

Members: C & Ras John said...

Oops...looks like I didn't rar all the files...i will add Cristo Redentor to a mixtape and post it on thefifthmicrophone