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This Is Smooth Jazz: Love Bossa Style
     

This Is Smooth Jazz: Love Bossa Style

 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2000
Label:
Instinct Records
UPC:
0720841050322
catalogNumber:
410503

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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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