Monday, April 9, 2012

Single of the Week - "Dizzy Gillespie/Astrud Gilberto"

12" Vinyl Single of the Week
"The Best of Perception & Today Records" (BBE) 2012

Side A
Dizzy Gillespie: "Matrix"
Side B
Astrud Gilberto: "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie"

Subtitled "The Best of Perception & Today Records," this split reissue release from BBE mines Dizzy Gillespie's much-ignored '70s funk output with the splendid "Matrix" (known to hip-hop fans as the base of The Beatnuts' "World Famous") sounding as fresh as ever here alongside Astrud Gilberto's bossa nova cover of Jorge Ben's classic "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie," a from the 1972 "Astrud Gilberto Now" album arranged by Deodato and featuring Mike Longo, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira, Al Gaffa et al.

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