Marc Moulin Has Died

I knew Marc Moulin’s acid jazz/nu jazz music from his Blue Note release here entitled Top Secret. I think it’s the only one of his Blue Note recordings issued here. However, as I just learned, he had a long-lived career starting with a fusion band called Placebo and including the electro-pop band Telex. He died of cancer on September 26 at the age of 66.

Tom Van Hout posted an Ode to Marc in his blog, writing “It is hard to do justice to Marc’s genius, but here’s an attempt at doing just that. What many people disqualify as ‘lounge music’ or ‘nu jazz’ – recall the St. Germain hype – draws on the jazz electro sound Marc Moulin pioneered.”

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In the last few weeks, I’ve added new music from a number of artists I just learned about. Glam Sam and His Combo’s recording is called Groovy and Sam says it’s “cool music. Just cool and funky, with a twist of jazz.” It’s that twist that got my ear. I’ve got two cuts from it playing now. Hit up the MySpace page. You’ll also hear music from recent releases by Miles Bonny, Mocean Worker, and South Froggies. I’ve put my favorite Bob James cover back into rotation – Masters at Work’s “Nautilus (MAWtilus)” from the excellent Nuyorican Soul disc.

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Some new releases I added include a band called Funkatized (whose title speaks for itself), the jazzy electronica of Kush, and a track from the re-release of Torso’s Naked Came the She Squid. I’ve put in over 50 other hand-picked selections in the last month. Check it out!

Meet Mop Mop

His label, INFRAcom!, says “Mop Mop’s music shakes jazz and eclectic club sound with an Italian taste that joins international tendencies. Mop Mop is the brainchild of Andrea Benini, musician, producer, DJ who has been active in the music world for more than ten years exploring a large variety of musical genres, from club to jazz music.” Watch for the new EP in September and get a preview at his MySpace page. If you listen to ContemporaryJazz.com Radio, you know that the style presented in this video is what I listen to most.