Try It Out Tuesdays – Groove Thing

This Is No Time... from Bill Ware and Groove ThingTry It Out Tuesdays offers a free full MP3 of an artist. Today’s track is from Groove Thing, the acid jazz effort from vibraphonist Bill Ware. This track, “On the Sand,” came on my iPod while driving home today. As I wrote about last summer, This Is No Time… is a favorite of mine. Vibes and flute are two of my top five favorites instruments. Of the number of Groove Thing tracks I could pick, “On the Sand” wins because it puts another of my faves in – trombone. Where else are you gonna hear vibes, flute, trombone, guitar, and the acid jazz vibe? This track is also a regular on ContemporaryJazz.com Radio.

Click the play button to hear “On the Sand.” If you like what you hear, click the Shopping Cart icon to buy This Is No Time… from Amazon.com. It’s been out of print for a long time but you can still get a new copy for less than $7.

The Pure compilation with JEN meets CAN7Groove Thing – This Is No Time…

New on ContemporaryJazz.com Radio – January 2009

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More Tales Remixed from IncognitoI posted a number of new tracks I downloaded over the holiday. The newest track I’m playing is the Dimitri and DJ Meme “Step Aside” remix from Incognito’s More Tales Remixed. That is in stores now and is available for download – $8.99 for 12 tracks at Amazon.com.

Try It Out Tuesdays – Jazz Juice

52nd Street from Jazz JuiceTry It Out Tuesdays offers a free full MP3 of an artist. Today’s artist is Jazz Juice. I don’t represent enough of the style of jazz I enjoy the most on this site – acid jazz. Jazz Juice originally started when producer duo DJ Graham B & Alain Eskinasi set out to create futuristic dancefloor jazz. They got some live guys (like Praful on sax/flute) and released 52nd Street. This track, “Atravessar,” will always be on the ContemporaryJazz.com Radio rotation because it’s got that vibe I like.

According to the Jazz Juice MySpace page, DJ Graham B has “changed the formula of JAZZ JUICE from the loose collective into permanent all-ladies line-up.” That should be interesting.

Click the play button to hear “Atravessar.” If you like what you hear, hit the Shopping Cart icon to buy it from Amazon.com.

52nd Street from Jazz JuiceJazz Juice – 52nd Street – “Atravessar”

Next for Incognito

More Tales Remixed from IncognitoJanuary sees the U.S. release of More Tales Remixed, the remix compilation of songs from Bluey’s last studio recording, Tales from the Beach. Russell Myrie interviewed Bluey for The Voice earlier in 2008 and noted that 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of the first Incognito release. Jazz Funk. He also perhaps got a peek at what’s next:

“I’ve worked with Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, I played on Earth, Wind and Fire’s album, I’ve worked with George Benson, Chaka Khan. People who I used to dream about only getting a ticket for their gig really at one point in my life. Then there are the DJs like Roger Sanchez and Morales. I would love to make a record with all of these people.”

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