Re Imagined: Gary Bartz – Soulsea (Cut Chemist Remix)
Jazz Is Dead announces Remixes JID010 featuring a reimagined version of Gary Bartz’s Soulsea.Cut Chemist taps into the big-beat atmospherics of his old running partner, DJ Shadow, to craft a moody, echo-laden, percussive down-tempo saxophone meditation. Creating drama over bombastic beats, Cut Chemist layers Bartz’s searching sax refrains over sparse keyboard bars.
As the final chapter in the initial run of Jazz Is Dead releases, Remixes JID010continues the creative catharsis of an exhilarating new chapter in jazz music. Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad tapped nine iconic creators to reimagine their personal favorites from Jazz Is Dead’s catalogue to-date, who created striking new versions of songs by Marcos Valle, Roy Ayers, Gary Bartz, Azymuth, João Donato, Doug Carn, Brian Jackson and The Midnight Hour. Holding the line taut like a bass string, Younge & Muhammad only invited those special musical alchemists who have previously participated in Jazz Is Dead happenings, or those who are slated to share that stage soon: Cut Chemist, DJ Spinna, Georgie Anne Muldrow, Akili, Shigeto, Pink Siiffu, Dibiase, Natureboy Flako, and Kaidi Tathum. It’s a family affair.
Listen to Gary Bartz composition Soulside from Jazz Is Dead series release, remixed by Cut Chemist:
It might have been a foregone conclusion that Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad would give their Jazz Is Dead series the remix treatment, but that doesn’t mean this is your average remix album. Just like Younge and Muhammad fused their aesthetic with the musical masters they invited to collaborate with for Jazz Is Dead, the DJs, producers and musicians tasked with remixing songs from the catalog tapped into the same jazz ethos, resulting in imaginative and sometimes radically reimagined versions of the originals.
Marcos Valle - Gotta Love Again (Kaidi Taithum Remix)
Roy Ayers - Soulful and Unique (Pink Siifu Remix)
Gary Bartz - Soulsea (Cut Chemist Remix)
João Donato - Desejo De Amor (Akili Remix)
Brian Jackson - Nancy Wilson (Shigeto Remix Feat. Ahya Simone & Dez Andrès)