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4.0 out of 5 stars Motor City's Burning
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...
Published on 22 Mar. 2003 by gwmope

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2.0 out of 5 stars Still thinking...
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...
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Published on 11 Mar. 2004 by Jd


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2.0 out of 5 stars Still thinking..., 11 Mar. 2004
This review is from: Detroit Experiment, The (Mixed By Carl Craig) (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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4.0 out of 5 stars Motor City's Burning, 22 Mar. 2003
This review is from: Detroit Experiment, The (Mixed By Carl Craig) (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
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jon Jones, 30 Mar. 2003
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars Carl Craig explores his roots, 2 July 2003
This review is from: Detroit Experiment, The (Mixed By Carl Craig) (Audio CD)
No exactly what you might expect from one of Techno's pioneers even though Carl Craig's love of Jazz is no secret. The sleeve notes say that all the taped sessions that had been recorded for this project were handed to Carl who then spent the next four months adding a taste of the future to the musical past. So far so good & it all sounds extremely promising. However, The end result is a bit predictable as is often the case with this kind of project. Think Masters at work's Nu Yorican soul project & your a long way to understanding how the Detroit experiment turned out. It's more Planet Jazz than Planet E which may be a little dissapointing to fans of Carl Craig's incredibly forward thinking Detroit, Techno Grooves. There are some classic moments on this LP were the Carl Craig/Planet E vibe really start to shine through but for the most part it's just not evident enough for my liking.
The production quality on this LP is amazing & as an Urban Jazz LP It does stand out from the crowd as something that pushes things forward somewhat. In that respect it's a complete success & fans of the genre will almost certainly hail it as such. Carl Craig's input is fairly subtle for the most part which again is a good thing for this LP - It's just that Carl Craig/Planet E fans may be a little suprised with what's on offer here. Innerzone Orchestra it is not.
To sum up I'd say that this LP is to Urban Jazz what Carl Craig's Innerzone Orchestra is to Detroit techno. Forward thinking? Yes, But just not for the Planet E crowd.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Much better, 1 April 2003
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I found this album much better than the Philladelphia Experiment that preceeded it. There is a nice mix of Jazzy house with the first two tracks through to the funky remake of Stevie Wonder's Too High, giving an overall very laid back sound. Timed just right for the start of spring, thisw will certainly be a summer fave with me.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasent suprise from Mr Craig, 18 Sept. 2003
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Well i had herd of Carl Craig as he is one of the biggest players in the Detroit Techno scene. So when i bought this i was expecting those Mr Craig style Techno beatz.
But i was suprised to descover an album of Jazz and Funk but never the less i enjoyed it. As its very laid back and mellow.
If you like Jazz or funk then im sure your love this
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