Concrete

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Member Since: 8/9/1999
Total Mixes: 55
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Other Mixes By Concrete

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Cassette | Mixed Genre
Cassette | Experimental

There Are No More Masters

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Critters Buggin  Sheets  buy on itunes
Elvis Costello & Bill Frisell  Weird Nightmare  buy on itunes
Frank Zappa  Duke of Orchestral Prunes  buy on itunes
Medeski Martin & Wood  Nocturne (Automator mix)  buy on itunes
Don Byron  Furman  buy on itunes
Mark Ribot  Nature Abhors a Vacuum Cleaner  buy on itunes
Steve Reich/Pat Metheny  Electric Counterpoint (movement #3, fast)  buy on itunes
Cassandra Wilson  Time After Time  buy on itunes
Ben Neill  After The Gold Rush  buy on itunes
Morphine  Let's Take a Trip Together  buy on itunes
T.J. Kirk  Damn Right I'm Somebody  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Squirrel Nut Zippers  Lugubrious Whing Whang  buy on itunes
Caspar Brotzmann Massaker  The Tribe  buy on itunes
MC Solaar & Ron Carter  Un Ange en Danger  buy on itunes
Henry Threadgill  Laughing Club  buy on itunes
David Tronzo & Reeves Gabrels  A Night in Tunisia  buy on itunes
Jimi Tenor  My Mind  buy on itunes
Machine Gun  Cybercat  buy on itunes
Squarepusher  Our Underwater Torch  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)  buy on itunes
Neuwirth  Famoudou's Bone  buy on itunes
Steve Tibbetts  Hellbound Train  buy on itunes

Comment:

I read an article recently by Geoff Dyer on FEED(feedmag.com) about the apparent death of jazz. While the story eventually meandered into the author's obvious fascination with Keith Jarrett, it brought up one good point, and that is jazz is now played with a stiff reverence usually saved for funerals. I'm not saying or agreeing that jazz is dead, but I will admit that the genre, like so many others in the past thirty or forty years, is not what it used to be. But, it seems to have a certain elasticity that is wanting in rock; like they said in the final episode of Ken Burns' miniseries, jazz is waiting for another Louis Armstrong or Charlie Parker to come along and interpret the music like no one else has before. When that happens, it might be different, but it'll still be jazz. I tried with this mix to put together some of the artists that are keeping jazz alive(or at least the spirit) in their own unique way; whether it be retro, straight-ahead, techno, rock, or hip-hop. Jazz has been called "the one true American invention", and I think it really is, at least in a musical sense; everything else has been either a diffusion or a conglomeration...=]'

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Proulx
Date: 4/24/2001
Hey, I like this! Very cool! And as for the state of jazz, I think FZ said it best. "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny."
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Layla12
Date: 4/24/2001
Jazz is not dead! i like this one alot. It has the Squirrel Nut Zippers on it, I'm happy. I think people just don't get Jazz sometimes, because it's "different" than some of the top 40 stuff we're accustomed to.
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iso131
Date: 4/24/2001
jazz, like any other style of music has been co-opted to the point of loosing it's relevance. would anyone (even a pro) call Kenny G or Jim Brickman masters? probably not... but this has been said of every genre... rock, punk, even techno... it's good to see that the musicians who are either innovators, or nostalgic imatators are being recocgnized. and i love, love, love that squarepusher was included on this mix. his style really does remind me of early improvosational jazz and some of the more complex cool bop. this mix is sublime, and most importantly, very, very cool daddy....
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Disturbed
Date: 4/25/2001
Nice mix...I'd have included some Amon Tobin.
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 8/9/2001
hello Christy: do you visit the site anymore? this is one that's be nice to have in one's walkman...
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 8/30/2001
.what can I say about a mix from Cristy Concrete? It's jazzy, eclectic and DEAD ON target (& slightly dangerous.like a bag of x-tra crunchy Cheetos). From the 1st few beats of the Critter's Buggin' tune (and please bear with me, she changed the order slightly on the version I received), you know it's just gonna' go on your "Favs" list. The Metheny/Reich collaboration is killer; along with the Morphine track. Side B's "Another Night in Tunisia" (by Bowie collaborator Reeves Gabrels), is sweet improvisation. And the final 3 cuts: Waits, Greyboy and Tibbetts really round of this mix that not only embraces the spirit of Jazz Fusion.but dances around the fringes of the genre as well.
5 Stars to C3...! ~ :- p

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