Who Needs Love

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The cool and bouncy retro-soul vibe of the veteran British acid jazz ensemble Incognito isn't really retro at all -- it's just that they've been doing it since the early '80s, when that sound was still a new thing. Despite its vast array of personnel changes over the course of eight previous albums, the band has stayed true to the original vision of frontman/guitarist Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick, and that means, even post-millennium, a liberal mix of jazz, house, groovalicious funk, worldbeat, colorful female vocals, and most of the times, snazzy horn sections. The band's Narada Jazz debut, Who Needs Love also includes spicy touches of soaring Brazilian energy think ...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The cool and bouncy retro-soul vibe of the veteran British acid jazz ensemble Incognito isn't really retro at all -- it's just that they've been doing it since the early '80s, when that sound was still a new thing. Despite its vast array of personnel changes over the course of eight previous albums, the band has stayed true to the original vision of frontman/guitarist Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick, and that means, even post-millennium, a liberal mix of jazz, house, groovalicious funk, worldbeat, colorful female vocals, and most of the times, snazzy horn sections. The band's Narada Jazz debut, Who Needs Love also includes spicy touches of soaring Brazilian energy think whimsical, Sergio Mendes circa mid-'60s, with guest vocalist Ed Motta singing both words and scat over punchy horns, and a thumping disco beat. Gentle samba grooves infuse "Stone Cold Heart" and the feisty, Braz-funk gem "Cada Dia Day by Day" as well. Most of the other material is a bit less exotic, from the moody romantic R&B-flavored lament "Can't Get You Out of My Head" to the thumping, wah-wah- and horn-inflected anthem "People at the Top," which has "Welcome to the '70s" written all over its infectious grooves. The trippiest track of the bunch is "Byrd Plays," which blends an odd nature soundscaping ambience, a distant horn, and subtle African percussion with hypnotic low register piano chords. Maunick is always seeking new collaborators mixed with former cohorts, and here he has British troubadour Paul Weller and vocalists Kelli Sae, Joy Rose, and former group member Joy Malcolm.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 8805636001139
  • Catalog Number: 881649
  • Sales rank: 332,467

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Incognito Primary Artist
Ed Jones Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ian Thomas Drums
Matthew Ward Violin
Matt Cooper Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ, Clavinet, fender rhodes
Julian Crampton Bass
Andy Gangadeen Drums
Graham Harvey fender rhodes
Stephen Hussey Violin
Rebecca Jones Violin
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Lorraine McIntosh Background Vocals
Paul Weller Acoustic Guitar, fender rhodes
Andy Ross Flute, Alto Saxophone
Kelli Sae Vocals, Background Vocals
Simon Hale Conductor
Michael Gray Violin
Ed Motta Vocals
Chris DeMargary Flute, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Karl Van Den Bossche Percussion
Martin Verdonk Conga, Hand Percussion
Xavier Barnet Background Vocals
Joy Malcolm Vocals, Background Vocals
Paige Lackey Background Vocals
Everton Nelson Violin
Tony Momrelle Background Vocals
Ian Burdge Cello
Andy Kremer Acoustic Bass
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull Bass, Percussion, Drums, Wurlitzer
Nichol Thompson Trombone
Dominic Glover Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joy Rose Vocals, Background Vocals
Chris Worsey Cello
Giles Broadbent Violin
Khari Cabral Simmons Voices
Reiad Chibah Viola
John Deley Synthesizer
Mark Edwards Bass, Piano, Wurlitzer
Vincent Greene Viola
Sally Jackson Violin
Darragh Morgan Violin
Jamie Norton fender rhodes
Gavin W. Pearce Bass
John Smart Violin
Simon Grey Keyboards, fender rhodes
Camilla Pay Harp
Richard Bailey Drums
Technical Credits
Matt Cooper Composer, Producer
Simon Cotsworth Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Julian Crampton Composer
M. Edwards Composer
Graham Harvey Composer
Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Brass Arrangment
Paul Weller Composer
Kelli Sae Composer
Simon Hale String Arrangements, Harp Arrangement
Daniel Maunick Programming, drum programming
Paige Lackey Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Twig Mastering
Dominic "Ski" Oakenfull Producer
Tom Jenkins Engineer
Nichol Thompson Composer, Brass Arrangment
Karl Injex Engineer
Dominic Glover Composer, Brass Arrangment
Joy Rose Composer
Ian Sherwin Engineer
Jamie Norton Composer
Simon Grey Composer, drum programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    in the mode of DEEP WATERS

    CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD, DID WE REALLY TRY,IF YOU ...LOVE, ARE VERY SMOOTH. NOTHING WL EVER BE DEEP WATERS,BUT THOSE SONGS ARE PUSHING IN THAT DIRCTION.

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