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Detroit Experiment, The (Mixed By Carl Craig)

The Detroit Experiment Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Mar 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • ASIN: B000087D7Y
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,532 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Space Odyssey
2. Think Twice
3. Revelation
4. Baby Needs New Shoes
5. There Is A God
6. Church
7. Enterluud
8. Vernors
9. Too High
10. Highest
11. Midnight At The Twenty Grand
12. A Taste Of Tribe
13. The Way We Make Music
14. Revelation Reprise 808 drum (hidden track)

Product Description

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In Detroit Experiment a varied cast of Detroit players were thrown into a studio for a few days to see what would happen. Produced by techno pioneer Carl Craig, the line up includes jazz heavies (reedist Bennie Maupin, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, pianist Geri Allen, and violin sensation Regina Carter), Motown session players (guitarist Percy Hughes and drummer Ron Otis), and various hip-hop and electronic people. The result is a tidy musical package crammed with rich ambient textures, percolating rhythms (stellar percussionist Francisco Mora sees to that), and strong grooves that still leave enough room for the jazz folk to solo comfortably. Ranging from the smooth-jazz-like "Revelation" to the interstellar bop of "Space Odyssey" to the outright hip-hop of "The Way We Make Music" to a surreal reading of Stevie Wonder's "Too High," the 14 tracks here have a little something for everyone, without sacrificing quality. Rarely has this new electro-jazz-hip-hop hybrid had such soul, but what else would you expect from Detroit? --Tad Hendrickson

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Still thinking... 11 Mar 2004
By Jd
Format:Audio CD
I'm not fully convinced with this album. I brought this after hearing some on Gile P...
Got the album listen to it at home, in the car, working, tried to dj to it... It hasn't hit me that this is a great album or a bad one. I only heard snipets of The Philly Expermient which I liked but this... its Jazz/Funk/Urban/Soul but missing something to me...
Give it a listen but I wouldn't say put yourself out to buy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Motor City's Burning 22 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album is one of those jamboree sessions, where a producer hijacks a studio and invites his alltime favorites to come play. Hal Willner, for instance, has being at it for years (I'd recommend his 'Weird Nightmare' tribute to Mingus). There's the Buena Vista Social Club, too. The thing is, the approach tends to work, the eclectic mix of masters spark off each other and the tunes they bounce about. The Detroit Experiment works, the musical glue being an apoxy of Detroit Sounds (Jazz, blues, funk, house, hiphop). Carl Craig has allowed his studio-rent party enough free will to come on fresh and unabashed, but one suspects the resultant tapes were wayward. But, Mr Craig has cut and pasted, done the full Bonsai, on those DATs and crafted a deft album of immaculate Detroit noise. Motor City's beat-bop is driven, it vibrates and hums like gigantic alternator, it is electric, but it's a tangy as diesel. This is a product of industry, a signifer of all things Detroit, it essense, it's essential. Buy into it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD mixing old and new 27 Mar 2003
By J115
Format:Audio CD
This album provides an excellent mixture of quality music. There are some excellent updates to classic tracks such as Marcus Belgrave's Space Odyssey and Stevie Wonder's Too High (both of which feature the original artists). There's some jazzy type tracks which remind me of nice eighties fusion with a modern feel. Furthermore, there's some beat pieces with nice synth touches over the top. Unlike Guru's Jazzamataz this really does the job of updating and fusing classic jazz-funk within a modern format. This'll stand repeated listens and will surely be a future classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jon Jones 30 Mar 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD about a week ago having heard Carl Craig on Worldwide with Gilles Peterson. Carl Carig is a master and this new CD production highlights his talents. The CD is class...through and through. The more I have listened to this album the more I have enjoyed it. If you like urban/jazz/dub sound....you'll love this! Quality.
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