Incognito - Bees + Things + Flowers

"Bees + Things + Flowers" is an album with a difference. The album features new arrangements of four Incognito classics - Always There, Still a Friend of Mine, Everyday and Deep Waters - and covers of such great tunes as Roy Ayers’ Everybody Loves the Sunshine, Earth Wind & Fire’s That's the Way of the World, Summer in the City as well as a stunning remake of America’s Tin Man. There are also three brand new Bluey compositions.

Six tracks feature a 16-piece string section and the line-up of lead vocalists on this radio-friendly set is the strongest ever assembled for an Incognito album - Carleen Anderson, Jocelyn Brown, Maysa, Joy Rose, Imaani and Tony Momrelle.

Bluey describes the album as being "almost an unplugged affair, recorded the old-fashioned way with everyone playing live in the studio at the same time, and just a few overdubs afterwards. I’m really pleased with it, and to have so much vocal talent on one album is tremendous".

All of the vocalists excel on their respective tracks - Joy Rose, on her return to the band’s recording line-up after a couple of years touring the world singing with Sting, sets the standard with her interpretation of Everybody Loves The Sunshine; Jocelyn reprises Always There in a radically different new arrangement by Bluey; Maysa reinterprets Still A Friend of Mine with Tony Momrelle, as rearranged by Simon Hale and Bluey, and Deep Waters.

Carleen Anderson brings her own distinctive style to the excellent Summer In The City, originally a hit in the Sixties for the Lovin’ Spoonful, and the Bacharach-influenced arrangement of Tin Man; Imaani is stunning on the new Bluey composition Crave. And all of the vocalists come together for the fine remake of Earth Wind & Fire’s Seventies classic That’s The Way of the World.

01 Everybody Loves The Sunshine - Feat. Joy Rose
02 Everyday - Feat. Imaani
03 Summer In The City - Feat. Carleen Anderson
04 Always There - Feat. Jocelyn Brown
05 Raise - Feat. Jocelyn Brown
06 Still A Friend Of Mine - Feat. Maysa Leak & Tony Momrelle
07 Tin Man - Feat. Carleen Anderson
08 Crave - Feat. Imaani
09 Deep Waters - Feat. Maysa Leak
10 You Are Golden - Feat. Tony Momrelle
11 That's The Way Of The World - Feat. Maysa Leak & Carleen Anderson

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Pops and Scratches said...

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acidjazzy said...

The password is correct - riseandvibe

Check your capslock and you aren't adding any spaces...

Bemused said...

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What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with Jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".