Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
It must've been a dream come true for dynamic DJ duo Thievery Corporation: to assemble from among Verve Records' tasteful stacks a mix disc to please the 21st-century lounge set. But Eric Hilton and Rob Garza -- who have won over well-heeled fans with their suave combo of toe-tapping beats, Latin rhythms, and breezy melodies -- took the assignment seriously, representing the stellar label's stylistic depth with bossa nova shuffles Luiz Bonfá and Stan Getz's "Menina Flor", sitar-infused psychedelia Richie Havens's "Something Else Again", loungey camp Astrud Gilberto's sultry cover of the Doors' "Light My Fire", and lots more. What makes this collection a keeper is the...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
It must've been a dream come true for dynamic DJ duo Thievery Corporation: to assemble from among Verve Records' tasteful stacks a mix disc to please the 21st-century lounge set. But Eric Hilton and Rob Garza -- who have won over well-heeled fans with their suave combo of toe-tapping beats, Latin rhythms, and breezy melodies -- took the assignment seriously, representing the stellar label's stylistic depth with bossa nova shuffles Luiz Bonfá and Stan Getz's "Menina Flor", sitar-infused psychedelia Richie Havens's "Something Else Again", loungey camp Astrud Gilberto's sultry cover of the Doors' "Light My Fire", and lots more. What makes this collection a keeper is the consistency of the selections -- many of which have a heavy Brazilian accent -- and Hilton and Garza's passion for the music, which shines through every groove. Whether it's Walter Wanderley's peppy, bachelor pad-ish "Batucada," Cal Tjader's vibraphone tickling on "Cuchy Frito Man," or the Wynton Kelly Trio's tasteful, piano-based jazz on "Escapade," this warm-blooded disc double-dares you not to tap your toes.
All Music Guide - John Bush
The D.C. production duo and easygoing lounge mix team Thievery Corporation received the high honor of compiling Sounds From the Verve Hi-Fi, a collection of their favorite cuts originally appearing on the trendsetter jazz label of the '60s. Jazz at the Philharmonic fans read no farther; Thievery Corporation's respect for the label begins in the early '60s -- Jazz Samba Encore! is a major touchstone -- and focuses mostly on breezy Brazilian pop Jobim, the Gilbertos, Walter Wanderley, Sergio Mendes as well as acid jazz precursors like Wes Montgomery or Jackie & Roy. Still, this is more than just another new-generation hipster's Talkin' Verve compilation. Thievery Corporation are veteran DJs and obsessive record collectors, so they know how to put together a mix album, balancing a bare few well-known classics with a raft of unreleased gems. And yes, there are a lot of rarities: almost half of the tracks are seeing CD release for the first time in America, that is, and the track listing includes comparatively obscure names like Kenyon Hopkins, the Jazz Renegades, and Wynton Kelly. One for the collectors and archivists, then; a great mix for laid-back afternoon drinking sessions, definitely not The Greatest Hits of Verve.
Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
1/2 ...Verve commissioned the chic pair to simply act as curators of cool...Hilton and Garza's choices favor voluptuous rhythms, opiate melodies, worldly flavors and classy musicianship.

1/2 ...Verve commissioned the chic pair to simply act as curators of cool...Hilton and Garza's choices favor voluptuous rhythms, opiate melodies, worldly flavors and classy musicianship.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2002
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 731458415121
  • Catalog Number: 584151
  • Sales rank: 192,819

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Menina Flor by Stan Getz And Luiz Bonfa
  2. 2 Chove Chuva by Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66
  3. 3 Ogd (Road Song) by Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
  4. 4 Hard Latin by Kenyon Hopkins
  5. 5 The Fakir by Cal Tjader with Lalo Schifrin
  6. 6 Something Else Again by Richie Havens
  7. 7 Light My Fire by Astrud Gilberto
  8. 8 Bala Com Bala by 0 Elis Regina
  9. 9 Batacuda by Walter Wanderley
  10. 10 Samba Triste by Jackie And Roy
  11. 11 Cuchy Frito Man by Cal Tjader
  12. 12 Lisa by Willie Bobo
  13. 13 For Mods Only by Chico Hamilton
  14. 14 Escapade by The Wynton Kelly Trio
  15. 15 Do It The Heart Way by The Jazz Renegades
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thievery Corporation Primary Artist
Lalo Schifrin Track Performer
Richie Havens Track Performer
Luiz Bonfá Track Performer
Stan Getz Track Performer
Astrud Gilberto Track Performer
Chico Hamilton Track Performer
Jackie & Roy Track Performer
The Jazz Renegades Track Performer
Wes Montgomery Track Performer
Elis Regina Track Performer
Walter Wanderley Track Performer
Kenyon Hopkins Track Performer
Willie Bobo Track Performer
Jimmy Smith Track Performer
Cal Tjader Track Performer
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Track Performer
Wynton Kelly Trio Track Performer
Technical Credits
Eric Hilton Producer, Liner Notes
Jason Olaine Executive Producer
Rob Garza Producer, Liner Notes
Robby Krieger Composer
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