Hip Strut

Hip Strut

by Bop City
     
 
Hard bop meets hip-hop on this interesting 1996 recording, on which C. L. Smooth (Mecca and the Soul Brother) and Jamar Taylor (Brand Nubians) lyricize ‘50s and ‘60s tunes -- Ahmad Jamal ("New Rhumba" and "New Blues"), Jackie McLean ("Hip Strut"), Hank Mobley ("Funk in Deep Freeze"), Nat Adderley ("Another Kind of Soul"), and Bud Powell ("Duid Deed"), as well

Overview

Hard bop meets hip-hop on this interesting 1996 recording, on which C. L. Smooth (Mecca and the Soul Brother) and Jamar Taylor (Brand Nubians) lyricize ‘50s and ‘60s tunes -- Ahmad Jamal ("New Rhumba" and "New Blues"), Jackie McLean ("Hip Strut"), Hank Mobley ("Funk in Deep Freeze"), Nat Adderley ("Another Kind of Soul"), and Bud Powell ("Duid Deed"), as well as a bebop-era classic by Tadd Dameron ("The Squirrel") -- and rap not on top of a hip-hop beat but within the flow of traditional swinging jazz. The rappers exchange solos primarily with big-sound soul jazz saxophonist David McMurray, channeling his inner Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt, and skronky avant-fusion guitarist Dave Fiuczynski, who gleefully bends and distorts the notes while carving up the changes. Trumpeter David Weiss contributes idiomatic transcriptions and elegant solos; pianist Jon Dryden, bassist Dwayne Burno, and drummer Billy Kilson keep the grooves percolating.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/1996
Label:
Hip Bop Essence
UPC:
0738572801328
catalogNumber:
8013

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Performance Credits

Bop City   Primary Artist
Dwayne Burno   Acoustic Bass
David Fiuczynski   Guitar,Guest Appearance
James Genus   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Billy Kilson   Drums
David McMurray   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
C.L. Smooth   Vocals,Track Performer
David Weiss   Trumpet
Josh Roseman   Trombone
Jamar   Vocals,Track Performer
Arturo O'Farrill   Piano
Jon Dryden   Piano
Stic.man   Vocals

Technical Credits

Nat Adderley   Composer
Alec Head   Engineer
David McMurray   Producer
Sun Ra   Composer
C.L. Smooth   Composer
Jamar   Composer
Yusuf Gandhi   Executive Producer
Milan Simich   Arranger,Producer,Creation
Reynold da Silva   Executive Producer

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