From: Graham Schmidt (grahamschmidt_at_nyc.rr.com)
Date: 2004-05-20 17:19:08
Really enjoying this thread, so I thought I would use the opportunity to
make my first post to the list. I'll try to keep it to stuff that I
would consider "acid jazz." As always, in no particular order:
Nightmares on Wax - Carboot Soul: From the very first track, Les Nuits,
an instant classic.
Mr. Scruff - Keep it Unreal: Honeydew still gives me chills. JusJus is
rough. And isn't there a car commercial in there somewhere?
Jazzanova - In Between: Tough to choose between this and the remixes
(which I think better define their sound), but the album holds together
remarkably well as a musical idea.
Tie: Innerzone Orchestra - Programmed / The Detroit Experiment - I had
the pleasure of seeing seeing Carl lead the Orchestra at a free show in
central park after the album came out. Truly a master of future jazz.
Tie: Hefner - Residue / Sounds like inertia vol 2 - Lee Jones has got
some crazy rhythm going on. I kinda freaked out when I heard a couple
tracks from Residue playing at the Gap, but that doesn't diminish the
quality of the album. (On a side note, anyone heard his brother russ's
(aka Victor Malloy) new album? Its completely different from anything
I've heard on Inertia, but I'm totally into it. Sounds like the Beach
Boys for the 21st century...)
Fila Brazilia - A Touch of Cloth: Had to pick at least one album from
these guys, and it might as well be this one. I mean, its got Ridden
Pony on it...
New Sector Movements - No Tricks EP: Ok, I know the original post said
no NSM, but this ep totally floored me. First time I listened to it, I
was like "what the f**k?" It totally redefined the music that I wanted
Squarepusher - Iambic 5 Poetry (from Budakhan Mindphone): The only
single track on this list, and some might think it strange to be
considering Mr. Jenkinson "acid jazz" (well, I guess the acid part isn't
strange.) But this has got to be one of the all-time most haunting,
beautiful jazz pieces I know.
Groove Armada - Northern Star: Ok, I know its slightly cheesy, but who
can resist "At the River"?
Beanfield - A recent entry, but I definitely think this one has legs.
An organic take on broken beat.
I'm now kicking myself for leaving off some folks (4hero/Dego in
particular), but oh well.
Just like to add that I had the pleasure of seeing Tbird lay down a few
records last night, and though I wish I could've stayed longer, it was a
pleasure to meet/hear him.
Graham A. Schmidt