Various – Blue Note Revisited

Blue Note Revisited
(Blue Note – 2004)
by Sidney Bechet-Mandela

Label remix projects are generally hit or miss, especially since the 90’s acid jazz movement has somewhat waned. This is one Blue Note got absolutely right. Fans of the label’s mid 70’s r&b/fusion days. Great tracks from Donald

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Byrd, Gene Harris, Horace Silver are re-mixed in a variety of ways, sometimes with great effect, then some so subtle, it’s hard to hear exactly what is different.

The most ingenious mix is on the Eddie Henderson track, Kudu which was written by keyboard legend Patrice Rushen and issued on the late 70’s Henderson album, Heritage. Pardon the pun, but kudos to the Kyorto Jazz Massive who does the honors on this tracks and vocalist Vanessa Freeman who sings on a number of the tracks.

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