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3.8 out of 5 stars
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Another Story
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on 2 July 2013
as a fan of both differing club related beats (drum n bass,house,techno etc) , a former dj, curent a/v +music producer AND big jazz fan of not only Courtney Pine but the far deeper legacy - "Another Story" from 1998 (yes i know nothing like a delayed review..) is in essence a cross-over mainstream miss i'm afraid. why ? well apart from peshay's remix , the might stringths + flytronics remixes - the tracks fail overall to marry the mutual strengths ie innovation, energy, improvistation of either the dance/remix culture or the jazz idiom.

revisiting the remix lp some ten years on - reminds me that back in the 1990's dance music ruled many weekend parties + music venues for one reason - energy, feel good, innovation . jazz had a renaissance also during this era largely due to exciting sax men such as Courtney Pine entering briefly into the mainstream. however, the big labels at the time, as they continue to do so albeit with far less control of the market (thanks to the new centuries digital myspace, soundlcoud, +spotify etc file-sharing phenomenom) have largely made this type of "cross-over" release look ill-judged + calculating now, as music artists react far faster now with real time collaborations, not their PR men's terms.

this cd neither matches either jazz or dance ,music's energies to great effect - doing Pine as well as the often talented remixers a disservice. Pine's sax lines are reduced to simple themes with no extended improvisations or firey, snaking sax lines he can often impress with. no dialogue between either camps reduces Pine's multi-faceted post-bop sax playing to Kenny G style simplified ,bland excursions. a missed opportunity - so, for the real deal stick to Pine's pure acoustic jazz lps instead, and the beatsmakers own lp's - flytonix, peshay, attica blues etc . "AS" shows neither camps their true strengths.

ok only for people who want pleasant, largely inonffensive crossover beats + sax, rather than genuine innovative jazz meets beats..
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on 19 January 2001
Imagine Jazz. Imagine D&B. Now imagine the new genre in Urban Jazz/D&B.
My last review covered Mr. Pine's Modern Day Jazz Stories, which fused Jazz and Hip Hop. Now he does something fresh and maintains his crown for innovator of old and new forms of music.
The first time that I listened to this, I was blown away by the effectiveness of this fusion. Cassandra Wilson's haunting voice mixed with hardcore beats and upfront jazz really left me wanting more. And I obliged by playing it again and again. Each track on this album is a revamped version of his previous releases and the DJs that remixed them kept the respect that Mr. Pine truly deserves. Essential listening to all fans of contemporary jazz. Enjoy.
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on 27 October 2016
fantastic
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on 16 February 2000
This album delivers what all "fusion" albums should - the feeling that the mixture of crisp, funky jazz and laid-back drum and base were meant to be together! This album effortlessly achieves flight with a sweep of jazz chords and captivating drum and base which will chill you out after a hard day/night or pep you up before a night out. A truly versatile album and well worth a listen - this man is an amazing talent (but you knew that already!) bennett
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