hi henryhk ~ i igree with your b. gilberto, and cinematic
orchestra recommendations. i am going to check out the
rest of the artists on your list which i am not familiar
with. i'm always open to new music, specially if it
sounds good in my stereo. below are my recommendation
these are some of my favorite based on good music, and
good sounding music when played in hi-fi stereo. enjoy!
and happy listening. jojo
1. verve/remixed. var. arstists remixed by world renound
dj's, producers, and artists ie: thievery corp, de-phazz, dizhan & kamien to name a few. songs by carmen mcrae,
astrud gilberto, nina simone, and ella fitzgerald.
this is a must have compilation, plus it really sounds
good. if you like this one, you should also check
also check out verve/remixed2, and verve/unmixed
(original songs unmixed version).
2. richard dorfmeister presents - a different drummer selections. var. artists (dub, reggae style, genre)
feat. artists like g-corp, rockers hi-fi, noiseshaper, etc.
this is not your typical reggae compilation it's much
deeper and funkier it's also seemlesly mixed by richard
3.impressed with gilles peterson - var. artist
(jazz genre) feat. artist like michael garrick trio,
the joe harriott & amancio d'silva quartet, ronnie ross,
harrybecket, etc. songs were recorded in the late sixties.
i've never heard any of these artists until i picked up this cd. gilles peterson is a world
renowned dj./producer from the u.k.
4. go right - jazz from poland 1963-1975 var. artists
feat. jerzy milian, novi singers, andrej kurylewicz
quartet. very nice soothing jazz compilation.
5. yonderboi - shallow and profound. electronic music,
with a touch of everything from: jazz, lounge, down tempo,
hip-hop, trip-hop, chill-out. this was released in 2000
and at that time it blew me away, and to this date it still
sounds good to me.
6. suba - tributo. suba was one of the producer of
bebel gilberto breakout "tanto tempo" cd. after
the release of tanto tempo suba died that year in his studio due to fire. this cd
is a tribute to subas songs by his friends and artists
ie: buscemi, boyz from brazil etc.
7. club sodade - cesaria evora. (house, club tunes)this is a compilation of c. evoras music which were remixed by
house, drum & bass dj's and producer. my favorite
track on this cd is #8 "miss perfumado" very
involving somewhat eerie and beatifull song. i believe
all songs are sung in portuguese if i'm not mistaken.
8. astor piazzolla - remixed. this legendary accordianist
from buenos aires? get's a taste of the "remixed" bug. his
songs are also re-done by various electronic dj's, artists
9. latin deluxe - monte la rue. various artists chill out
bossa nova electronic tunes.
10. sven van hees - calypso. another electronic down tempo
chill out cd.