mercoledì 3 febbraio 2010

8- Big Band -remixed + reinvented (sunswept music) [2006]

01 Benny Rides Again (Kool Kojak Comandante Remix) Benny Goodman And His Orchestra
02 Woodchoppers Ball (Thunderball Remix) Tito Puente & Woody Herman
03 Mambo Herd (Part 1) (All Good Funk Alliance Remix) Woody Herman
04 Laura (Giacomo Bondi Remix) Les Brown & The Band Of Renown
05 Nightmare (Mizter Koffy Remix) Artie Shaw
06 Minor Swing (John Beltran's Remember New Orleans Mix) Django Reinhardt
07 Harlem Nocturne (Brass & Mazachingo Remix) Les Brown & The Band Renown
08 Tangerine (Worldwide Groove Corporation Remix) Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey
09 Shine (DJ Spooky Subliminal Big Band Mix) Harry James
10 Strike Up The Band (The Tao Of Groove Remix) Red Nichols
11 Mambo Herd (Part 2) (Chris Joss Remix) Woody Herman
12 St. James Infirmary (Chris Coco Remix) Pete Fountain
13 Hit The Note (Kidgusto Remix) Jimmy Dorsey
14 Prelude To A Kiss (KC Santana's Mixteka Latin Swing Mix) Lionel Hampton
15 Blue Flame (Don Tiki's Blue Flame Remix) Les Brown & The Band Of Renown
16 Sentimental Journey (Jazz Stuff Combo Remix) Les Brown & The Band Of Renown
17 Bugle Call Rag (Panaphonic Remix) Gene Krupa

Whether a band played a swinging up-tempo number or a limp, sentimental ballad, all those musicians together created a texture that is difficult - if not impossible - to capture electronically. Unfortunately, here the remixers do not even try. You couldn't hear the standup bass in a Big Band, unless the bassist happened to be playing a solo. Everybody kept the beat. That's why the best of it was called swing - there was a sense of rhythm that you could feel without having it in your face. After all, this was dance music.
Dave Howell.

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