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Phree-Jazz (week 7)

This here year of jazz baby is seven weeks old. This means, if verywellfamily dot com is to be believed, it will start reaching for more objects AND pass more gas than usual. Further, despite my uneloquent jazz vocabulary and my procastination over the past few weeks, I have been delightfully allowed to host my week. You jazzers are a lovely bunch. These are two of my absolute favourites. You know the drill x
1The Lounge Lizards
The Lounge Lizards


My first introduction to band leader and saxophone player John Lurie was in the form of his ironic blues rock moniker “Marvin Pontiac”, a fake but compelling story that was used as a vessel to channel his swagger and wit. Somehow the oft-instrumental Lounge Lizards always conveyed a similar sense of irony. This leads to some referring to the reptiles as ‘Punk-Jazz’ which separate from a few loose crunching guitars riffs I never really got. Instead, they’re more punk in the realm of their endless charisma, charm and cool. Influence wise, they channel all corners of the 1981 music spectrum; free-jazz, lounge, krautrock and occasional no wave all play their part in forming an album both heavily of its time, but equally transient. The guys oozed confidence in their music – but, what does it really sound like? A Lounge Lizard means “a well-dressed man who frequents the establishments in which the rich gather with the intention of seducing a wealthy woman with his flattery and deceptive charm” – well, kind of that.
2Nujabes
Hydeout Productions 2nd Collection


Praise the powers that be for this year of Jazz as I have finally reached the transcendence required to 5 this extraordinary beauty. Nujabes owns the monopoly of summer listening, thus this recommendation comes across as either pre-emptive or preparatory. Hydeout Productions 2nd Collection is the sound of sunlight hitting your skin on a summer’s day-off. It’s a somewhat less instant affair, more minimalist perhaps than what we’ve listened to so far. This is often because of the hip-hop influence, which works as a spine for the soft flowing jazz to pull alongside. The sum of this masterful balance is a wistful, nostalgic, orange hue. This was Jun Seba’s last piece before he died and with it he was able to transfer himself into the music, a style that was so uniquely his that even those few tracks on here produced by label-mates carry his enormous influence.
3Bill Wells
Lemonade


This is one long, slow build to the beautiful fleeting closer and I wouldn't change a thing.

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