Tony Remy & Bluey - First Protocol: Incognito Guitars

A stunning side project First Protocol from Incognito leader Bluey and guitarist Tony Remy, continuing the Incognito tradition of seamlessly blending jazz and house.

Ten cool instrumental tracks featuring guests including Amp Fiddler on keyboards, one-time Incognito keyboard player Graham Harvey, the band's regular bass player Francis Hylton, and Bluey's long-time collaborator Ski Oakenfull handling drum and percussion programming on several of the tracks.

Album opener "Beyond Jupiter" features the jazz funk duelling guitars of Bluey and Tony Remy, several Ski Oakenfull tracks have electronica stylings, and another highlight is the breakbeat cut "The Box" with Remy using his trademark vocoder. "Dans La Mancha" has a Latin/salsa feel with Kevin Robinson on trumpet and flugel horn.

North London-based Tony is one of the world's most exciting guitar players, with a hard-edged, rhythmically driven approach enriched with jazz intuition and bluesy soul. He began his music career over two decades ago. His 1985 band Desperately Seeking Fusion featured Patrick Clahar, Jason Rebello and Julian Crampton. His first solo album was released by US label GRP in 1993.

He has toured with a wide range of musicians and artists, including Courtney Pine, Freddy Hubbard, Lonnie Liston Smith, Lenny White, Omar, Simply Red, Ronnie Laws, Down To The Bone, Nelson Rangell, Maysa and, of course, Incognito.

Jean-Paul `Bluey' Maunick formed Incognito in 1979. 2008 sees the band release their 12th studio album, recorded in London and mixed in Indonesia.

1. Beyond Jupiter
2. First Protocol
3. See No Evil
4. Other Side Of Me
5. Where Did You Go
6. Only Child
7. Box
8. Transceiver
9. Dans La Mancha
10. Between My Finger And My Thumb

Tony Remy's Website
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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".