Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Shaolin Jazz - The 37th Chamber

Shaolin Jazz - The 37th Chamber

label: self-released
released: April 11, 2011
style: jazz hiphop mashup
format: 256kbps mp3

Yes ladies and gentlemen, its finally here. After well over four months of hard work on the project, art and music blogger Gerald Watson, DJ 2-Tone Jones (along with the artistic help of Michigan-based graphic designer Logan Walters) have liberated a blend tape I believe should sit amongst the best free releases of 2011.
The birth of the project occurred late last year when Gerald Watson accidentally came across the work ofLogan Walters, who redesigned iconic Wu-Tang album covers in the similar vein of classic Jazz album artwork originally created by Reid Miles and released by the iconic recording label Blue Note Records, a project Mr. Walters entitled the Wu-Note series. During an interview with the artist, for Gerald Watson’s blog, Logan Walters stated he’d “love to” design an official cover for a real Wu-Tang/Jazz blend tape. The blogger then sought out the help of longtime friend DJ/producer DJ 2-Tone Jones, who agreed to rework a selection of Wu Tang songs with jazz sample.
The thirteen track tape features classic Wu-Tang vocals, from songs such as “C.R.E.A.M.”, “The Pit”, (Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s) “Got Your Money”, (Method Man and Redman‘s) “How High” to name but a few, over reworked timeless Jazz pieces, by the the like of Lonnis Liston Smith, Bobbi Humphery, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.

01. Masta´s Chamber / The High Priestess of Chessboxin’ 03:02
02. Scalp ‘em (NFN) 02:26
03. Blue Hype 04:25
04. Baby I Got Yo’ Love 03:58
05. Mighty Method 02:37
06. The Pit 00:44
07. Killa Tape [interlude] / Astral C.R.E.A.M. (The Pharaoh Jarel Beatdown Remix) 06:17
08. The Brew Out 03:16
09. Cutterz Fucka [interlude] 01:31
10. Juggling Labels 02:19
11. How Sly 04:48
12. Chameleon 500 05:34
13. Cream Team’s Return 03:49

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