by Various Artists
Released: Feb 2008
Label: Blue Note Records
Each generation comes around to jazz. Maybe it's the doomed mystique of Bird or Trane's spiritual quest. Or maybe it's because so many hip-hop, RnB and dance hits are crafted by pulling grooves, beats and backings from awesome jazz cuts. This Blue Note comp shows off the organic soul jazz, psychedelic funk and disco fusion that the hip-hop culture builds on. The opener by Lou Donaldson alone has been sampled by Da La Soul, Madonna, Lox, Brand Nubian and Real Live! So much for the "rare grooves" that DJs natter on about. Invite friends over and put this one on. A good time will be had by all.
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