Verve Album Pays Tribute to the Masters

The follow up to last year's remix collection of jazz standards, Verve Remixed 2 is out in stores. Full details, video interview and samples of the album all right here on internetdj.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Tue Aug 26, 2003

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The Verve record label is well known for its robust catalog of legendary Jazz artists. Throughout its half-century long existence, Verve has graced the world with recordings from Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and many more.

Over the past few years, Verve has taken on a new role, that is, bridging the classic Jazz greats of the past (and present) with the world's current top DJs and producers. The new album from Verve, entitled Remixed 2 follows the recently adopted tradition of remixing past classics with modern beats, loops and synth sounds.

Remixed 2 is the perfect blend of well-known Jazz artists with modern electronic producers. Even the casual fan will recognize the DJs and Jazz artists on this album as Verve has masterfully bound the talents of distinct generations of musicians. While many ardent fans may cringe at the thought of remixing classic standards, Remixed 2 will prove to be the exception as it exactly highlights the respect our modern artists have for their forefathers. You can hear this energy move gracefully through each track of the album.

Audio Samples
Video Interview (Windows Media)

Track Listing
  1. Manteca (Dizzy Gillespie) - The Funky Lowlives Remix
  2. Sinnerman (Nina Simone) - Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix
  3. Whatever Lola Wants (Sarah Vaughan) - Gotan Project Remix
  4. Brother Where Are You? (Oscar Brown, Jr.) - Matthew Herbert Remix
  5. Slap That Bass (Ella Fitzgerald) - Miguel Migs Petalpusher Remix
  6. Blues For Brother George Jackson (Archie Shepp) - Mondo Grosso Next Wave Mix
  7. Angel Eyes (Ella Fitzgerald) - Layo & Bushwacka Remix
  8. Do What You Wanna (Ramsey Lewis) - Mr. Scruff's Soul Party Remix
  9. Soul Sauce (Cal Tjader) - Fila Brazillia Remix
  10. Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries (Willie Bobo) - Dan The Automator Remix
  11. Naima's Love Song (Betty Carter) - DJ Spinna Remix
  12. Mama (Hugh Masekela) - Metro Area Birthday Dub
  13. Here's That Rainy Day (Astrud Gilberto) - Koop Remix
  14. Black Is The color Of My True Love's Hair (Nina Simone) - Jaffa Remix
Other Links
Verve Remixed 2 @ Amazon
Official Verve Site

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