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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
This New York-based funky jazz label has a slew of great artists you've probably never heard of, so it seems like a good idea that they keep putting out samplers to help better acquaint them with groove-desiring smooth-jazz fans. The 1999 disco effort Smooth Jazz Plays the Disco Hits was an absolute hoot but probably didn't gain the label loads of credibility from more sophisticated potential customers. This collection of ten tracks should do the trick, as it draws from the classic '60s bossa nova style but with hard-hitting, machine-oriented percussion grooves. Among the highlights: Shakatak's snappy, ultra-jazzy "Haze," Joe Fuentes' plucky acoustic musings on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
This New York-based funky jazz label has a slew of great artists you've probably never heard of, so it seems like a good idea that they keep putting out samplers to help better acquaint them with groove-desiring smooth-jazz fans. The 1999 disco effort Smooth Jazz Plays the Disco Hits was an absolute hoot but probably didn't gain the label loads of credibility from more sophisticated potential customers. This collection of ten tracks should do the trick, as it draws from the classic '60s bossa nova style but with hard-hitting, machine-oriented percussion grooves. Among the highlights: Shakatak's snappy, ultra-jazzy "Haze," Joe Fuentes' plucky acoustic musings on "Elegancias," and the Latin jam stirred up by Sambada on "Livewire." Other artists include Martin Fuss, Duncan Millar, and Bill Sharpe. Conspicuously missing, perhaps due to the fact that they are more popular than the others, are Count Basic and guitarist Chris Standring. This is a strong introduction to new artists as well as a cool party disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2000
  • Label: Instinct Records
  • UPC: 720841050322
  • Catalog Number: 410503
  • Sales rank: 78,158

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shakatak (4:42)
  2. 2 Elegancias - Joe Fuentes (4:14)
  3. 3 My Blue Heart - Bill Sharpe (4:52)
  4. 4 Livewire - Sambada (4:36)
  5. 5 Smokee Vibes (4:39)
  6. 6 The Major Step (4:17)
  7. 7 Saudade (4:06)
  8. 8 Corcovado (2:39)
  9. 9 Tabatha (3:56)
  10. 10 Das Land (3:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Exodus Quartet Track Performer
Réminiscence Quartet Track Performer
Duncan Millar Track Performer
Brian Tarquin Track Performer
No Sé Track Performer
Sambada Track Performer
Technical Credits
Shakatak Producer
Don Grusin Producer
Chris Bangs Producer
Eric Hilton Producer
Bill Sharpe Producer
Nigel Wright Producer
Ernie McKone Producer
Martin Fuss Producer
Thomas Krueger Producer
Chris Ingram Producer
Nigel Wallace Producer
Joe Fuentes Producer
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