Chris Galvan really took the lead with this one and set the perfect pace with a deep and rootsy, classic vibe. I wanted to maintain the flow while featuring some modern dancefloor standbys from my record bag. After heating up the beats a bit, I couldn't help but turn back the clock a touch.
It's classic sounds turned upside down as we take flight with the Schema Sextet. Catch the vibe then check the date on this burner. Andy Bey speaks cosmic truth with vintage vibes before Soil & Pimp lets the lion off the leash. Next up is a double shot of a label that I am loving as of late, Record Kicks, who are dropping vinyl that will melt the decks. It's the Milano Jazz Dance Combo with a tune that reminds me of a long lost Schema treasure voiced by the undeniable Colonel Red, sounding heavenly and reminding us all to reach just that high. Ray Harris and the Fusion Experiment hails from Glascow and they turn out some serious sounds!
I felt that the timeless 'Compared To What' had to be pulled out as a tip of the hat to a pair of our drinking companions from Saturday night. Some people just get it, while some people never will; we've gotta love them all because there's no denying that people make the world go 'round!
I've just recently come across this tune from the Harris Simon Group. I've been digging it and wanted to share. The circle completes with a trio of giants in Jaco Pastorius, Jon Lucien, and Michael White.
Inspiration information all around!!
1. Schema Sextet - Lothar - Schema 2000
2. Intuit - Western Sunrise - Compost 2004
3. Soil & Pimp Session - Harbor - Victor 2004
4. Milano Jazz Dance Combo - Much More - Record Kicks 2009
5. Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience - Scaramunga (Jazz Dance Edit) - Record Kicks 2010
6. Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared To What - Atlantic 1969
7. Harris Simon Group - North Station - Eastwind 1984
8. Jaco Pastorius - (Used To Be A) Cha Cha (Alternate Take) - Sony 1976
9. Jon Lucien - Black Flower - BMG 1999
10. Michael White - The Blessing Song - Verve 1972