One year after the success of volume 1, Cool d:vision releases Volume II of this collection dedicated to jazz’s new influences. 14 tracks selected amongst the best local and international productions of a jazz that can be defined as “contaminated” by electronic and other music genres, like swing, samba, house and nu-bossa.
In this period, more than ever, we are seeing and hearing the creation of new styles and music trends influenced by jazz. A melting pot that is changing tastes, habits and fashions of the new generations.
JAZZ NO JAZZ wants to bring into evidence these evolutions. It collects, following the usual Cool d:vision style, some of the well-known exponents of these new musical frontiers, real sound innovators such as Vikter Duplaix, the French Metropolitan Jazz Affair and Klément Julienne, Povo from Scandinavia, the American Don Cunningham, the German Motorcitysoul, The Funky Lowlives (they remix a pearl of the great Dizzy Gillespie), and more: Ben Mono and [Re:Jazz] (here revisited by the Japanese Yukihiro Fukutomi), the English Nathan Haines and Bah Samba, our local Nicola Conte (he remixes a track of Fuzz Against Junk) and many others. The CD opens to a pleasant sequence of tracks with an “alive” beat and dynamic atmosphere. It moves to a central moment highlighting sophisticated tracks that create ambience, and shifts towards the grand finale with a series of extra-smooth-jazz tracks, elegant and refined, leading into a soft atmosphere, which adapts to moments of pure and relaxing escape.
The last track is the very beautiful “De Luz é Você" by the Milanese jazz player Rinaldo Donati, who has just signed with Cool d:vision. An extraordinary contribution, and an anticipation of his forthcoming album “Casa Brasil” in which “Donati”, musicologist, guitar player, and composer with more than fifteen years of artistic activity, expresses his “Brazilian” vein in an elegantly jazzed language.
All this comes packaged in a luxury, glossy digibox with a captivating graphics. A collection to be listened to, to be collected, to be given as a gift, to be loved, to be consumed, to dedicate to the most delicate palates that won’t struggle in recognising a product of absolute “musical prominence”.
1. DIZZY GILLESPIE “Manteca” (The Funky Lowlives Remix)
2. DON CUNNINGHAM “Tabu”
3. FUZZ AGAINST JUNK “Latino” (Nicola Conte Remix)
4. POVO “GOOD & BAD” (Special Jazz mix)
5. KLEMENT JULIENNE “Roi De La Batt”
6. BAH SAMBA “Na Brasa”
7. NATHAN HAINES “Doot Dude”
8. INNOCENT SORCERERS “Gold”
9. CRITICAL POINT feat. VIKTER DUPLAIX “Messages”
10. MOTORCITYSOUL “It’s on”
11. METROPOLITAN JAZZ AFFAIR “Chasing Places”
12. [RE:JAZZ] “Second Sight” (Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix)
13. BEN MONO “Suburban Resident”
14. DONATI “De Luz e Voce”