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Impulsive! Revolutionary Jazz Reworked by Various Artists

With more and more outsiders recognizing the value of jazz, we are starting to find that everyone is now making mixes for our listening pleasure. Through DJs creating their own sounds, Impulsive! Is a remixed album worth getting.

Gerardo Frisina takes on the task of remixing "Swing Low", "Sweet Cadillac" by Dizzy Gillespie. Coming in at over 6 minutes, Frisina keeps to Gillespie in this mix but changes it all around. Keeping with the Latin and Brazilian sounds that Gerardo Frisina is so well accustomed to, he takes this another level - great melody work here.

Kid Koala has been featured on a few albums but outstanding rap artists and he has put out several mix tapes. Using Yusef Lateef’s "Bamboo Flute Blues" as a backdrop, Kid Koala uses a technique that he has mastered and is primarily known for and that is creating new notes out of the echoes he gets when scratches. His choosing of "Bamboo Flute Blues" totally compliments what Lateef was striving for when he was creating his own music.

In the year 1998, European DJs were starting to get noticed all around the world. Duo Boozoo Bajou quite possibly, even though this is a remix album, have stayed true to the root of the work, this being Pharaoh Sanders 1971 classic "Astral Traveling". Boozoo Bajou one could say is a tribute of sorts to Sanders, remix or no remix, Sanders could be heard this way and still be appreciated and given the accolades he deserves.

Last but not least we have we have a new thing from Ravi Coltrane and Julie Patton. Coltrane created new music to surround a poem written by his father, John Coltrane. Poet and artist herself, Julie Patton reads the poem which feels like an almost remembrance to John Coltrane and the legacy he left all of us.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Various Artists
  • CD Title: Impulsive! Revolutionary Jazz Reworked
  • Genre: Various Jazz Styles
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Impulse Records
  • Tracks: A Hellulva Town, Il B.S., El Toro, Mizrab, Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac, Spanish Rice, Attica Blues, Astral Traveling, Bamboo Flute Blues, Stolen Moments, At Night
  • Musicians: Sa-Ra, RZA, Mark De Clive, Prefuse 73, Gerardo Frisina, DJ Dolores, The Chief Xcel (of Blackalicious), Boozoo Bajou, Kid Koala, Telefon Tel-Aviv, Ravi Coltrane, Julie Patton
  • Rating: Five Stars
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