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Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Introduction    
  2   Slims Return   MP3 sample
  3   Distant Land    
  4   Mystic Bounce   MP3 sample
  5   Stormy    
  6   Blue Note Interlude   MP3 sample
  7   Please Set Me At Ease    
  8   Funky Blue Note   MP3 sample
  9   Alfred Lion Interlude    
  10   Stepping Into Tomorrow   MP3 sample
  11   Andrew Hill Break    
  12   Montara   MP3 sample
  13   Song For My Father   MP3 sample
  14   Footprints   MP3 sample
  15   Peace/ Dolphin Dance    
  16   Outro    


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In the recent past Blue Note have opened their vaults to young producers, DJ Pogo has released a series of albums including interpretations of many past label classics. Here we have the real deal though, current Hip Hop genius Mablib, the man behind Lootpack, Yesterday's New Quintet and Breakestra. After building a huge reputation in the underground over the last five years it seems that this man can do no wrong. For a start these are not simply sampled based remixes of Blue Note standards, but replayed and re-manipulated into something altogether their own. Starting out with the Gene Harris classic "Slim's Return", which is filtered through three decades of black music to sound like it belongs in the future. Digging through the crates Madlib uncovers the previously unreleased Donald Byrd gem "Distant Land" before forming his own Quintet to take on funky organ master Reuben Wilsons "Stormy". Elsewhere the experimentation continues by including a new vocal for the Mizell brothers composition "Please Set Me At Ease" and writing an inspired new song called "Funky Blue Note", check the Arp solo, and at this point we are only half way through. Thankfully this record just gets better, continuing in the vein of Madlib's recent Stevie Wonder project. Masterpieces "Song For My Father", "Dolphin Dance" and Wayne Shorter's awesome "Footprints" are broken down into tiny pieces and meticulously put back together under a variety of pseudonyms and disguises. There is no stealing a bar here or there, the music is given the justice it deserves and Madlib proves once again he is a unique force in music to be reckoned with. Stunning.

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Artist: Madlib
Album: Shades Of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note
Cat #: 5364472
Date: 26/08/2003
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: BLUENOTE
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 days
Genres: Dance , Hip-Hop , Jazz
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