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Jazz Planet EP [Single]

Soweto Kinch Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: The Dune Music Company Ltd
  • ASIN: B00067FGQK
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 511,311 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"Jazz Planet" is the infectious rap by Soweto Kinch that has long been a favourite of his live shows (he performed it at this year's BBC Jazz Awards), but which didn't quite make the cut for his award-winning album. It's a hot tune that fans of this player have been after for a long time, and here it is now, as a 12" and maxi CD single with both the full studio version of the song, a remixed version, plus another of Soweto's Jazz/Hip Hop jams. This record has already picked up plays from Trevor Nelson on Radio 1, and support is also coming from Gilles Peterson, Coldcut and DJs on 1Xtra. This is a single that has the potential to break out of the 'Jazz Ghetto' and reach a very wide audience. Support is assured from the key club & radio DJs who have been mailed advance copies and with Soweto's public profile still high (articles in the national press and a nomination at this year's Urban Music Awards), this has every chance of success.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars British Jazz meets Rap to Comic Effect. 16 April 2013
By Bruce TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Soweto Kinch is best known for being a great new talent on the UK Jazz scene as a Sax player and composer. Those who have seen him play live though, will know that he is also a rapper and this is his most famous rap, that criminally has never made it onto an album.

I think it's refreshing to hear rap that is not like 99.9% of all others in this genre - so it's very British, it's intelligent and witty, it's not celebrating 'gangster' or other elements of lawlessness, it doesn't denigrate women or other cultures.

It's also unique in having elements of Jazz and improvisation - but it doesn't take itself too seriously. I love the comments about how on a Jazz Planet - lip-sync'ing will be a rare art, taught at summerschools in Dartmoor. OK it might be too repetitive for some Jazz fans, but it's about improvising lyrics in the same way as you might a Sax solo. There is also a bass solo as an interlude, which is hilarious and pertinent. Why do we denigrate good musicianship and value the superficial and shallow?

I loved this, but it is overpriced here and can be bought elsewhere for a much more reasonable outlay
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Legend in the making 8 Oct 2004
Format:Audio CD
Soweto Kinch is an extremely talented jazz musician and not one to be missed. Already having bagged the Mercury Prize for up and coming jazz musicians, Soweto looks set to become one of the UK's best jazz musicians.
Apart from being an incredibly skilled saxophonist, he is also a pretty good rapper! You can hear the De La Soul influences clearly, especially in this song which is amazing! When i first heard this song being performed on the London Jazz Festival 2004, it totally blew me away. The lyrics are brilliantly clever and delivered with such ease. Later when i had the priveledge to see him live this summer, i couldnt wait for this song.
So basically, buy this cd! You definitely won't regret it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 17 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent blend of Jazz and Rap. Very very overpriced however. I can be got eleswher for less. Very dodgey looking review by someone called Bruce. Have a look at the customer image. Shocking.
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