Wagon Cookin - Appetizers

The name Wagon Cookin comes from a genuine railway wagon which once ran on the great Trans-Europe-Express at the beginning of the century and is now situated in the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos, near Madrid, where Javi and Luis Garayalde used to live until 2003. The two brothers have been cookin up music together since they were kids. Both are extradordinarily gifted musicians of known prestige that are searching for that special and differentiating sound.

The first result of their ambitions was the album Appetizers released in 2002 on their own label. Out of Madrid this Spanish duo have delivered this refreshing debut. Again utilising the sound St Germain revolutionised, Wagon Cooking bring together traditional jazz instrumentation, live vocals and the driving rhythms of the lush European house scene. A colourful and thrilling album, this excellent debut, like the Barrio Jazz Gang, is equally at home in intimate or hospitality settings, and again for those who enjoy the likes of Down To The Bone, St Germain, etc. Recommended.

01 Intro
02 Natural high
03 Salt & Pepper
04 Earth
05 No Complications
06 Appetizer
07 Magic
08 Mar
09 El Primero Con Cuchara
10 Con Un Daiquiri
11 El Segundo Servir Muy Caliente
12 Stretch your mind
13 Hotter than fire
14 One way no way

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Oro said...

Great sound! I love nu-jazz, almost died the day I found a Rubin Steiner cd here in Brazil. Almost sold my kidney to get it!
Btw, does Earth (track 04) ends abruptly like that? I'm used to hear this kind of thing in prog rock, not in acid jazz...

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".