Friday, October 13
Sun Ra – The Mike Huckaby Reel-To-Reel Edits Vol. 1
"Jazz is a process as much as a sound, one in which melodic variation and real-time interaction are paramount. It's also deep in the mix of all kinds of Detroit music—Berry Gordy opened and shut a jazz record shop before founding Motown, whose players laid down world-changing R&B as a break from their real jobs playing jazz in clubs. The Stooges and MC5 were as inspired by 'Trane and Ornette as by the Stones and Who. George Clinton took notes on the spaceways Sun Ra navigated. And Detroit dance music simply doesn't exist without fusion and astral jazz, as everything from UR's 'Jupiter Jazz' to Innerzone Orchestra's Programmed has made clear. Nevertheless, the mixing of jazz with dance beats tends to be a pretty iffy proposition—jazz rhythm tends to be looser than house or techno, their basslines generally serve very different sorts of functions, most dance producers are simply not ace improvisers, etc. That's one reason Detroit vet Mike Huckaby's new series of jazz re-edits is intriguing. ..."
Soundcloud: The Antique Blacks (Mike Huckaby Reel To Reel Edit)
YouTube: UFO (Mike Huckaby Reel-To-Reel Edits)