More More More: Smooth Jazz Disco Hits

More More More: Smooth Jazz Disco Hits

     
 

Instinct Records was one of smooth jazz's most aggressively growing indie labels, extremely committed to the funky side of the street with artists like guitarist Chris Standring, veteran vocal/instrumental ensemble Shakatak, and Soundscape UK. Since it's obviously difficult launching new artists, the marketing…  See more details below

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Instinct Records was one of smooth jazz's most aggressively growing indie labels, extremely committed to the funky side of the street with artists like guitarist Chris Standring, veteran vocal/instrumental ensemble Shakatak, and Soundscape UK. Since it's obviously difficult launching new artists, the marketing folks at the label came up with an idea here that is either genius or will induce eye-rolling, depending on whether you love disco or not. If you do, this is a treasure trove, with perfectly rendered takes on dancefloor hits like Rod Temperton's "The Groove Line" (Soundscape UK), "Got to Be Real" (keyboardist Chris Ingram), "Boogie Oogie Oogie" (guitarist Joe Fuentes), and "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Nite Flyte). Andrea True's "More More More" is given a more offbeat, unusual, rhythm-based treatment by Exodus Quartet. Mostly, though, it's all synth, horn, and thump-thump-thump, and sometimes too close to the original to be unique, as on Shakatak's cover of Earth, Wind & Fire's "Boogie Wonderland," on which they play Maurice White's vocal part on electric piano and sax but have vocalist Jill Saward imitate Philip Bailey a little too perfectly to sound spontaneous. The most unique take here is Standring's muted, guitar-led twist on the one Bee Gees disco-era song that could please even the "Disco Sucks" people. He caresses "How Deep Is Your Love" with a shuffling groove and beautifully doubles the melody with an uncredited flügelhornist. For adult smooth jazz listeners trying to forget the disco era, this may not be the best way to meet some great new artists. But if you're open-minded, it's a hell of a lot of fun.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/1999
Label:
Instinct Records
UPC:
0720841042020
catalogNumber:
420

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shakatak   Track Performer
Exodus Quartet   Track Performer
Nite Flyte   Track Performer
Soundscape UK   Track Performer
Chris Standring   Track Performer
Howard Johnson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Shakatak   Producer
Chris Bangs   Producer
Alan Barnes   Producer
Tony Campbell   Producer
Eric Hilton   Producer
Mick Talbot   Producer
David Ylvisaker   Producer
Andres Spiller   Producer
Duncan Millar   Producer
Rodney Lee   Producer
Chris Standring   Producer
Chris Ingram   Producer
Jazz Steppers   Producer
Joe Fuentes   Producer

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