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  • Release Date 1999-06-09
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  • Catalog GDR-053
The first vinyl installment from Paul Hunter's highly anticipated jazz fusion album "The Red Hook Project". Part 1 opens with "Reflections" a luscious jazz funk piece with just the right dose of flutes, saxaphone and percussion. Smooth jazz sophistication custom made for black urban radio, we're talking pure Quiet Storm business here! Next up is "Front Lines" a serious fusion exercise complete with swinging drums, blinding horns, funky wah wah guitars and some warm and lovely keyboard arrangements ala Chick Corea or Pat Metheny. The side ends with a breezy, refreshing interlude where lovely keyboards and aquatic sounds combine to create a proper easy listening aptmosphere. Ahh!!!!! The B1 track "Paul's Pal (peace)" is a stunning trip hop flavored jazz joint with lush keys, an infectious bassline, sublime horns a dash of black power style spoken word and some female vocal chants thrown in for good measure. " Peaceful Morning" (B2) is a gorgeous accoustic bossa nova piece accentuated by cinematic strings, ethereal vocal chants, a pulsating bassline and liquid keyboards. The EP winds down quite fittingly with a musical interlude where an expert jazz professor explains how the sounds you have just heard are only a taste of things to come. Quite right indeed, London jazz dance luminary Gilles Peterson has been caning this record on Radio 1. Stay tuned for volume 2 featuring vocalist Allison Crockett!!!
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