Jazz Caravan (Something Else! on www.WtnrRadio.com 6/25/09)

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The Something Else! Intro starts us off on another sonic journey…

Although “Layin’ In the Cut” is the second track on Lonnie Smith’s Move Your Hand (Pictured) it is our first song “out of port” as it were… It is nothing like the bebop he made his name on, but Dizzy Gillespie’s “Matrix” sounded so familiar to me the first time I heard it, so I assumed it was a hiphop break. As Obi-Wan once told a young Luke Skywalker “Trust your senses…” Turns out it is used by The Beatnuts’ “World’s Famous” as you hear next. While we’re in hiphop mode, it seems appropriate to drop the album version of “Sounds Like Love” feat. Debi Nova by Illa J. which has the unmistakable “J Dilla” sound. I’m beginning to believe that Debi Nova must be hot property as she’s on the Illa J track and Latin Project’s “Legal” also feat. Kool Kojak. I’m really enjoying Musica De La Noche and it’s nice to be able to share more of the album with you. Another track with “world vibes” and an MC is “From Day (Swara Remix feat. Kazz)” by Double S & True Tiger from revolution rising: ethnotechno.com vol.1 presented by dimmSummer. “Tengo Sed (Gavin Hardkiss’ Amarillo Curioso Mix)” by Batidos is one of those tracks I loved to play when I lived in LA, but lost touch with it when I moved. Fortunately, it’s available digitally now at the I-Tunes store! They are one of my least favorite place to shill for, but some things aren’t as easy to get if you don’t live in the USA or UK. Who doesn’t love Lisa Shaw’s voice? Pair her with Mr. Petal Pusher and you get “Do It for You feat. Li’Shaw (Migs Petal Pusher Vocal Mix)” by Miguel Migs. This is what house was meant to be! Oh and this too–“Hold U feat. Manny” by Roy Davis, Jr. As you probably know, I’m a fan of the jazz group The Crusaders so I snuck in another one of my favorites by them “Spiral” from Those Southern Knights. We close out with another Blue Note jam, “Down Here on the Ground” by Grant Green — famously sampled by A Tribe Called Quest for “Vibes & Stuff.” Nice bookend track for the set, wouldn’t you agree?

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