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Sunday, 8 August 2010

Madlib Medicine Show # 8 : Advanced Jazz' CD.....COMING SOON

Madlib has always called himself a DJ first, producer second, with jazz music as his first love and inspiration. With that in mind you might say this is what he does best.

The title card of Madlib Medicine Show No. 8 reads: Imagine an 80-minute music history course talking place in a dusty, hazy studio with wall-to-wall jazz vinyl - records from the past 40 years – jazz, fusion, funky, obscure. This course will not be graded. There will be no lecture. Madlib’s at the turntable. Class is now in session.

"Madlib follows High Jazz with the eighth installment in his Madlib Medicine Show, a mix of the multiple facets of jazz music: Advanced 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.
High Jazz, the previously released Madlib Medicine Show album, showed a marked development in Madlib’s craft: every element of jazz was encapsulated in that eighty-minute opus. What better way to follow such an album than with a companion-piece culled from the thousands of jazz albums that inspired Madlib’s first forays into the genre?

The resulting mix, Advanced Jazz, is, as the title hints, a step (or three!) deeper than the Steve Kuhn and Weldon Irvine albums that he first enjoyed as he was first delving into his Yesterdays New Quintet project Angles Without Edges in 2001. Some of this music – to the untrained ear – might not seem to be “jazz” at all. But rest assured – this is a jazz mix through and through, as exhilarating a ride as Madlib’s Brain Wreck Show and Flight To Brazil.

It’s a celebration of this great American music and while it focuses on the past forty years, it clearly heralds every innovation – both domestic and international - of this century-old musical form."

The front & back cover is the painting Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson (info). CD contains an 8-page booklet.

The classic painting “Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson” will appear on the next edition of Madlib Medicine Show, the 8th in the series, a jazz mixtape titled “Advanced Jazz”.
from Wikipedia:

“Jazzcats Crossing the Hudson is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. It pre-emptively commemorates the arrival in New York City of jazz greats Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, Steve Kuhn and others. The painting is remarkable for the fact that it was created decades before the birth of any of these jazz artists

Label: Stones Throw
Catalogue: MMS008
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: August 2010
Producer: Madlib
Genre: Jazz

Tracklisting coming soon