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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Better Daze is Paul Scriver and Andrew Jervis, a talented duo who write, produce and play numerous instruments. Their chief love is jazzy groove music, the kind that owes as much to house and electronica as it does to Miles and Blakey. This uneven but ultimately rewarding disc finds them gathering various fellow travelers around them for a session of sonic adventurism that leads them into varied, but primarily cool and downtempo, musical territories. Jazz is the thread that binds everything together -- the muted trumpet at the beginning of "Needing More," athe string bass that holds down the groove on "Modus Operandi" -- but there are lots of other influences at work as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Better Daze is Paul Scriver and Andrew Jervis, a talented duo who write, produce and play numerous instruments. Their chief love is jazzy groove music, the kind that owes as much to house and electronica as it does to Miles and Blakey. This uneven but ultimately rewarding disc finds them gathering various fellow travelers around them for a session of sonic adventurism that leads them into varied, but primarily cool and downtempo, musical territories. Jazz is the thread that binds everything together -- the muted trumpet at the beginning of "Needing More," athe string bass that holds down the groove on "Modus Operandi" -- but there are lots of other influences at work as well, not least of which are bhangra "Stay Right Here" and reggae "The Process of Elevation," whose bassline is so low it's almost subliminal. Greater attention to melody would put much of this over the top into greatness; prime offender in that regard is the Stranglers cover "Golden Brown," a one-chord travesty of aimless singing and dorky lyrics. But even when the music meanders, it does so with impeccable style. Song Title of the Year: "I Dreamed My Dentist Was Yusef Lateef."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1996
  • Label: Ubiquity
  • UPC: 780661101727
  • Catalog Number: 11017
  • Sales rank: 210,986

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Golden Brown (4:31)
  2. 2 Carousel (5:09)
  3. 3 Needing More (Interlude) (1:03)
  4. 4 Concrete (5:01)
  5. 5 Modus Operandi (5:13)
  6. 6 On Speed (Interlude) (0:37)
  7. 7 New Moon Mamba (5:12)
  8. 8 Son of Batra (6:24)
  9. 9 Better Than Good (Interlude) (0:28)
  10. 10 Stay Right Here (3:44)
  11. 11 The Process of Elevation (6:14)
  12. 12 I Dreamed My Dentist Was Yusef Lateef (Interlude) (1:17)
  13. 13 Heavenly Sweetness (5:26)
  14. 14 Shimmering City (4:53)
  15. 15 First Flight (7:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Better Daze Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Byard Lancaster Flute
Dennis Broughton Percussion, Berimbau, Cuica
Joan Hansom Vocals
Christian Teal Conga, Tabla
Youseff Yancy Theremin
Karl Denson Flute
Bil Ringgenberg Vocals
Paul Scriver Electric Bass, Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Jervis Keyboards, Turntables
Mitch Tobias Acoustic Guitar
Terra Deva Vocals
Derek Zimmerman Djembe
Jenifer Freebairn-Smith Vocals
Greg Kehret Bass
Dan Andrews Acoustic Bass, Clevenger Bass
Technical Credits
Paul Stubblebine Mastering
Youseff Yancy Contributor
Paul Scriver Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Andrew Jervis Composer, Producer
Derek Zimmerman Contributor
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