Madlib Medicine Show No 7 - High Jazz - Modern Jazz 2LP

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Madlib - Madlib Medicine Show No 7

Label: Madlib Invazion – MMS007
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 27 Jul 2010
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz, Experimental


Jackson Conti Band – Steppin’ Into Tomorrow (Prelude) 1:25
Generation Match – Electronic Dimensions 3:12
Jahari Massamba Unit – Pretty Eyes 6:42
Kenny Cook Octet – High Jazz 4:27

Yesterdays New Quintet – Medley: Don't You Worry Bout A Thing (Live At Spear For The Moondog) 15:39

Madlib – Interlude 0:19
Big Black Foot Band – Reality Or Dream 3:29
Russell Jenkins Jazz Express – Drunk Again 4:06
Poyser, Riggins & Jackson – Funky Butt, Part 1 3:25
Jahari Massamba Unit – Wonderin'/Nightime 3:56

R.M.C. – Space & Time 1:46
Yesterdays New Quintet – Conquistador 3:41
Big Black Foot Band, The – Tarzan's Theme 6:05
Madlib – Interlude 0:12
Joe McDuphrey Experience – Kimo 3:05

All new Madlib productions from his collective of jazz groups and musicians known as Yesterdays Universe.

Madlib follows Brain Wreck Show with the seventh installment in his Madlib Medicine Show, a jazz album with his Yesterdays New Quintet called High Jazz. Madlib's been busy this year. And while his recorded output always spans the gamut, he often returns to recurrent themes, spread across the genres that serve as home base or bases, as it were. Jazz is one such base.

This year, he's already released two albums from "spin off bands" that he introduced on the 2007 Yesterdays New Quintet Yesterdays Universe album. And, with High Jazz, Madlib begins anew offering familiar jazz sounds from a series of "new groups" from his ever-augmenting cosmos. Call it "Yesterdays Galaxy."

High Jazz, the name itself a tribute to the landmark jazz-fusion album released by Stanton Davis's Ghetto Mysticism in 1976, shows a marked development in Madlib's craft. Every element of jazz is there. Is that tune modal-funk? Was that song psych-fusion? Was that a bossa-tinged run or another kind of latin-affair? Where did that sitar come from? Madlib's Yesterdays-excursions are never easy to categorize and that's the point while experiencing chops like these, the desire to rigidly define takes a back seat to aural pleasure. The Madlib Medicine Show series is a combination of Madlib's new hip-hop productions, remixes, beat tapes, and jazz, as well as mixtapes of funk, soul, Brazilian, psych, jazz and other undefined forms of music from the Beat Konducta's 4-ton stack of vinyl.

Another Madlib invasion this, the 7th in his unbeatably diverse Medicine Show series. The title is a direct reference to a classic jazz-fusion album released by Stanton Davis's Ghetto Mysticism in 1976 and a perfect banner for the multifarious operations of our protagonist. It's no secret that 'lib harbours a serious love for the Jazz, evidenced in his brilliant Yesterdays New Quintet releases and the more Latin inflections of the Jackson Conti records.

This time he splits himself between at least six different aliases, some solo, some in collaboration with jazz/HipHop drummer Karriem Riggins -as Jahari Masamba Unit - and another with celebrated songwriter James Poyser - who's responsible for tracks from The Roots, Jill Scott and Talib Kweli. The highlight for many will be the fifteen minute Yesterdays New Quintet medley 'Don't You Worry Bout A Thing (Live At Spear For Moondog)' captured in 2000, but we're quite taken with the spiritual freedom of the two tracks from The Big Black Foot Band feat. The Black Spirits. The attention to detail is second to none yet again, from the Blue Note style jacket to the centre stickers and of course, the music. A beautiful record.
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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Madlib Invazion