субота, 16. новембар 2013.

Miles Davis / Easy Mo Bee - Doo-Bop [1992]

Doo-Bop was jazz musician Miles Davis' final studio album, which would have marked the beginning of his turn to hip-hop-oriented ("doo-bop" being a portmanteau of producer Easy Mo Bee's short-lived, New Jack Swing-derived "doo-hop" and "bebop") tracks. However, Davis died on September 28, 1991, at which time only six pieces for the album had been completed. To finish off the album, producer Easy Mo Bee was asked to take some of the unreleased trumpet performances (stemming from what Davis called the RubberBand Session), and build tracks that Miles 'would have loved' around the recordings. The album's posthumous tracks (as stated in the liner notes) are "High Speed Chase" and "Fantasy". A reprise of the song "Mystery" rounded out the album's nine-track length.

The project stemmed from Davis sitting in his New York apartment in the summer with the windows open, listening to the sound of the streets. He wanted to record an album of music that captured these sounds. In early 1991, Davis called up his friend Russell Simmons and asked him to find some young producers who could help create this kind of music, leading to Davis' collaboration with Easy Mo Bee, his last, the result of which, Doo-Bop, was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 30, 1992, to mixed reviews. The album won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance. (quoted from wiki)

The Doo Bop Song 
Chocolate Chip 
High Speed Chase 
Duke Booty
Mystery (Reprise) 

We are all witnesses of the jazz-hop evolution and expansion since early 90s... but it's strange how jazzhop cats skip this one when they're giving props. For me this collab has the same significance as the Brown and Bambaataa's....

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