New York Lounge, Vol. 2: One Night on Broadway

New York Lounge, Vol. 2: One Night on Broadway

     
 
Remember when the term "lounge" was an epithet, when it was a shorthand way of describing music as smarmy and cheap? No more. What it means now isn't always completely clear, but it certainly doesn't carry the negative associations it used to. In the case of this collection, it seems to connote a general sort of late-night mood, but one with many variations: See more details below

Overview

Remember when the term "lounge" was an epithet, when it was a shorthand way of describing music as smarmy and cheap? No more. What it means now isn't always completely clear, but it certainly doesn't carry the negative associations it used to. In the case of this collection, it seems to connote a general sort of late-night mood, but one with many variations: Mo'Horizons' rollicking and brilliant Brazilian version of "Hit the Road, Jack" (sung in Portuguese), the petulant hip-hop of DJ DMD's "Ghetto Gold," the reggae-tinged jazz-funk of Thievery Corporation's "Focus on Sight," and Alkemx's beautiful "Tonight" all offer very different perspectives on the lounge sound, and Guru's "Loungin'" (which prominently features the trumpet playing of Donald Byrd) hints at the possibility that the border between lounge music and nu-jazz has become blurred beyond recognition. There are a few throwaway tracks here, including the lackluster "Night (Goes On) Dawn to Dusk" by Limos and all of the "People of New York" interview interludes, which detract from the music flow without adding much worthwhile to the program, but there are more than enough moments of brilliance here to offset those minor irritations. Highly recommended overall.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
Label:
Blue Flame
UPC:
0723724578722
catalogNumber:
8816

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Christoph Spendel   Producer
Will Rogers   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Simon Booth   Producer
Eric Hilton   Producer
Robin Millar   Producer
Ilona Ortner   Cover Art
Rob Garza   Producer
Mo' Horizons   Producer
Peter Heider   Producer
Florian Seyberth   Producer
Piero DeAsmundís   Producer
Simone de Beauvoir   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Adolfo Doering   Engineer
V. Kreymer   Producer
Horst Hamann   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Helmut Jahn   Quotes Researched & Compiled
Kevin Jost   Remixing
Felice Limosani   Producer
Ricky Rocco   Producer
Glenway Wescott   Quotes Researched & Compiled

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