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Various Artists / Blue Note Revisited
Album:Blue Note Revisited Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jun 2004
Label:Blue Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-07-26 Pull Date:2004-09-26 Charts:RPM/Electronica
Week Ending:Sep 5Aug 29Aug 22Aug 15Aug 8Aug 1

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 30, 2007:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Footprints (Dub)
4.Aug 19, 2006:cafe paradiso
Song of Will
2.Aug 16, 2007:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
5.Jul 29, 2006:cafe paradiso
The Emperor
3.Apr 12, 2007:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
6.Jan 18, 2006:Deep in the Groove
Song of Will

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2004-07-13 
This is yet another jazz remix album – this time with big Blue Note names, including Wayne Shorter, Donald Byrd, Eddie Gale, and Grant Green. A host of talented producers/DJs (DJ Spinna, Madlib, Herbert, Jazzanova, 4 Hero, and DJ Cam) makes this worth checking out. Everything just drips of jazz (obviously). Some tracks are duds, but there are some gems here.

I especially dug tracks 4, 9, 11, 13, but also check out 3, 6, 7, 12.

- Captain Dee (7/04)

1. Lounge-y female "ooohs," quiet piano and brass, quirky sounds. (3:47)
2. Starts with repetitive beat, xylophone-ish keys, occasional male vocals. Then everything comes alive with a fiesta vibe. (6:00)
*3. Ultra funky bass, jazzy keys, multiple female vocals. Uptemo beat. (5:23)
**4. Carefree horn riffs. Playful flute and moog-like solos. Atmospheric chorus of vocals and sax join in towards the end. DJ Spinna is the man. (6:03)
5. Swinging beat, blues-y female vocals, brass and keys accompaniment. (3:49)
*6. Sultry female vocals throughout. First half totally sounds like a porn soundtrack (not in a bad way). Then it transforms into a smoother, upbeat groove with strings. (7:01)
*7. Lovely little intro, then drums-heavy jam of moog, keys, and bass. Alternates between fast and lounge-y segments. (6:23)
8. Echoing female vocals, pensive keys and sax with slow bass and beat. Second half is clearer, and very catchy. (3:41)
**9. Raw hip-hop beat, warbling trumpet, some rapping samples with scratching. Top-notch production. (4:08)
10. Aggressive beat, cinematic background instrumentation. Very thick sound with occasional samples. Moog-like instruments go to town. (4:10)
**11. Trippy, haunting chorus of vocals with broken beat. Distinct Jazzanova sound with overtones of Prefuse 73 mixed with John Arnold, perhaps? (7:40)
*12. Dreamy guitars with crisp beat. Definite bossa nova feel. (4:43)
**13. Dark pianos (often electronically tweaked), quiet minimal beat. Great, heavily cut-up interlude that just screams Herbert/Doctor Rockit. (4:39)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.La Funk MobOriental Folk Song
2.Dope, KennyLa Malanga
3.Kyoto Jazz MassiveKudu
4.Dj SpinnaLansanna's Priestess
5.4 HeroWon't You Open Up Your Sense
6.Bugz in the AtticLos Alamitos Latinfunkloveso
7.MadlibYoung Warrior
8.J DillaOblighetto
9.Dj CamThe Emperor
10.Dj MehdiFootprints (Dub)
11.JazzanovaSong of Will
12.OsunladeA Time to Remember