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Modern Day Jazz Stories [CD]

Courtney Pine Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Jan 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Mercury Records Ltd (London)
  • ASIN: B000004703
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,462 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Prelude - The Water Of Life 1:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The 37th Chamber 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Don't 'Xplain 4:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Dah Blessing 8:48Album Only
Listen  5. In The Garden Of Eden (Thinking Inside Of You) 5:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Creation Stepper10:44Album Only
Listen  7. Absolution 7:33Album Only
Listen  8. Each One (Must) Teach One) 3:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Unknown Warrior (Song For My Forefathers) 6:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I've Known Rivers 3:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Outro - Guiding Light 1:090.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Nominated for the Mercury Prize, (which it deserved to win--but hey, that's competitions for you) Modern Day Jazz Stories is the album that first saw Courtney Pine incorporate sampling into his music, including DJ Pogo as part of his small group. Linking up with Giles Peterson's Talkin Loud label, the resulting sparks burned bebop into hip-hop, saxophone solos with drum & bass beats. It is still, however, very much a jazz album, but one like all the best jazz before it which draws in influences from elsewhere in the music world. Standout tracks include the beautiful "The 37th Chamber" (the title of which is bizarrely taken from a kung fu film) and "I've Known Rivers". The latter, released as a single, and a minor hit for Pine, features the husky vocals of Cassandra Wilson, who is also to be heard on a wonderful cover of Billie Holiday's "Don't Explain". Modern Day Jazz Stories: it does exactly what it says on the cover. --Phil Brett

Product Description

CD PolyGram, Records, 529028-2 Jewel Case 11 Track 1996

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastically sexy album 17 Mar 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I was first introduced to Courtney Pine by an ex boyfriend, and what an album to be seduced by. I was immediatly smitten by Courtney's saxophone and the way he combines it with many musical influences from around the world. To hear and see him playing this album live in Camden's Jazz Cafe was unworldly. What can I say except truely fantastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 3 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
Had this CD since it first came out. It's brilliant. For me, it is one of the few CDs that is really innovative and yet still retains the traditional elements of "proper" jazz. The man is a master player, but he doesn't show off and never forgets people are listening to him!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars chilled 29 Mar 2004
By C. Ryan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i bought this on a whim- and boy its good. really relaxed with varied sounds, good drumming and not too much of that typical messy jazz, much more smooth, i love it- well done mr pine
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a listen. 8 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought this after seeing Courtney Pine in concert - it was amazing. I'm not a jazz fan, but this is special. A few weaker tracks, but some cracking ones.
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