Posts Tagged ‘moodymann’

0054 The Detroit Experiment – Vernors @ 2:53

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

detroit

An oldie but goodie, this is one of Carl Craig’s more obscure projects. Here is he hooks up with Karriem Riggins and a host of  old and new school Detroit jazz talent to record an homage to their city. This one track on here has been in my Itunes for a while and this part has always stood out. Right near the end, after a synth wave fades out, a bassy guitar loop chimes in. It’s a meeting of the minds between Craig’s techno bassline, Riggin’s hip hop drums, and the pedigree and patience of a jazz legend’s guitar. It all comes together perfectly. It’s always nice being surprised near the end of a song when it gets better instead of just fading away.

Vernors 2:53 – 3:23

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From The Detroit Experiment, released through Rope a Dope Records in 2003.

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0013 Moodymann – TechnologyStoleMyVinyl @ 2:30

0013 Moodymann – TechnologyStoleMyVinyl @ 2:30

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

moody

So now we have a Detroit category, which is gonna get filled up pretty quick I bet. Moodymann is a good first post for Detroit, as you’ll hear.

This is a killer track, the whole thing. For the first minute, it sounds like a jazz quartet jamming, that’s it, and then you hit the uptake. The best part though is at the 2:30 mark where Moodyman goes back and forth about 3 times: jazz break, hit you with the beat, drum break, the beat, drum break and the beat again.

The interplay here is tight. Jazz and Techno absolutely melded together. This is tha D baby!!!

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