Count Basic - Life Think It Over

When Peter Legat brought his project Count Basic to life in 1993, he instantaneously received a record deal. Encouraged by the huge success of his first single "ALL TIME HIGH" in Austria, he flew to London in order to produce his first album. Ernie Mckone invited the cream of the crop of acid jazz musicians to the studio to produce the first album "LIFE THINK IT OVER" . This was when Peter Legat met the New Yorker singer Kelli Sae. She was won over for this first project and has been a consistant component of COUNT BASIC ever since.

In 1994 Count Basic released their debut album "Life Think It Over". Their first big hit "All Time High" was followed by "So Close" ,which developed into an absolute long-running success on radio. With "M.L.In The Sunshine", Count Basic was even able to deliver a No. 1 hit to American NAC radio, staying on top for 11 consecutive weeks- also achieving top airplay chart positions in Japan, Italy, France and Austria.

1. Prelude
2. Is It Real
3. M.L. In The Sunshine (Instr.)
4. Jazz In The Hous
5. So Close
6. All Time High
7. Animal Print (Instr.)
8. Strange Life
9. Hide & Seek
10. Healer
11. Joy, Peace & Happiness
12. Walk Tall (Instr.)

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acidjazzy said...

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Lord Blak said...

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Anonymous said...

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Rodrigo said...

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ThorZeen said...

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MarcoVicenza said...


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".