Who Needs Love

Who Needs Love

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by Incognito
     
 

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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 originalSee more details below

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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:
03/02/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
8805636001139
catalogNumber:
881649
Rank:
384320

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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,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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