1 The Sahib Shihab Quintet - `Seeds`. Re-mastered and re- released in 2009 is this version of this icon 60`s jazz track and used to great effect as the basis of Gerardo Frisina`s `African Seeds` a few years ago.
2 Papik - `Staying For Good This Time`. Ft the great vocals of Alan Scaffardi and from the Irma compilation series Sister Bossa Vol 9 or Papik`s new album `Rhythm Of Life` 2009.
3 Milano Jazz Dance Combo - `Broken Rose`.2009. Without doubt one of the best dance jazz albums this year (or any year for that matter), from the Italian Record Kicks label. This album has several great tracks to choose from this track features the wonderful bluesy voice of Roxie Ray.
4 Flat Three - `Rose En Blue` 2009.(World Standard Alternative Take) Taken from the Sunaga Tatsuo compilation Worlds Standard vol 8 on
’s Flower Records. Seems in vogue to remix tracks by Flat Three. Japan
5 Gagle – `Eastern Voyage` 2008. From Nik Weston`s great forward thinking Mukatsuku Records label and here DJ Mitsu uses a sample of Freddie Hubbards `Gibraltar` to great effect. Love it. (Cheers Nik)
6 The Bas Lexter Ensemble - `The Champions` 2008.Another track to use a quality sample and this time it`s another Freddie Hubbard tune. Harp player Dorothy Ashby`s version of `Little Sunflower` is the source on this occasion so I believe. ?disagree?...answers on a postcard to spotthesamplejerk.com (kidding ..Honest).
7 Kei Kobayashi presents Umar Bin Hassan - `Labor To Endeavor` 2001.( we`ll overlook the poor spelling of the title, one is British after all,…anyone for tiffin ?) - I know I cant spwell for toffee- from the original Japanese `Routine` compilation series. Other than I like this track I can`t say much as I can!t speak Japanese. Should learn really – how hard can it be for a lad from
8 Triple X Large - `Calmero 68` from Latina Café vol 2.
9 Elsie Ianchi - `Happy Little Sunbeam` 2009. From Acid Jazz 144. (Oh Yeah)
10 Badboe – `Loose Your Funky Self` 2009. Funk time kids - shake your pants to this. Another great album for 2009, Badboe`s `Break The Funk`.Quality stuff and again more than one track to choose from for the dance floor.
11 James Brown - `Superbad` 2009. Staying with the funk from `the Master` himself ...this track is from the James Brown Re-grooved album this time remixed by Slyplayers. Seriously funky stuff.
12 Club de Belugas - `Wildcats Gotta Move`. Ft the great and much in vogue vocals of Brenda Boykin. Another great vocal groove track from Club De` and Miss Boykin.
13 Beatconductor – `Senor Blues` 2009. Nice nu jazz take on the Horace Silver classic.
14 Dalindeo - `Go Ahead Float` 2006.Ricky Tick Records.
. Cool then and still is today Finland
15 Milano Jazz Dance Combo – `Changes`2009. ft the vocals of Colonel red. Can`t say enough how good this album is ….just buy it.
16 Joyce - `Aldei de Ogum` Brazilian classic track….nuff said.
17 Tim Hutton - Colours (Freeform Five Mix). Fave of mine for ages.
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