London Street Jazz 1988-2009 / Various [Import]
(United Kingdom - Import)
2010 release, the third volume celebrating the Acid Jazz label's 21st anniversary. On this installment, the focus is on the label's Jazz heritage. This compilation, by Dean Rudland, covers all the bases from Hard Bop through organ grooves, Latin rhythms and fast Fusion. This release gives an alternative view of London's Acid Jazz club scene, showing where many of the label's bigger acts' influences come from. Artists such as the James Taylor Quartet, the Brand New Heavies and the New Jersey Kings show their love of the Mizell Brothers' fusion. Whilst future TV star Max Beesley, Simon Bartholomew and the obscure but brilliant Ohm take a turn at a more Jazz-Funk groove. 13 tracks. BGP.