At a glance, this compilation by Jazznova features some timeless pieces by Bobbi Humphrey, Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, Bobby Hutcherson, Kenny Dorham, Herbie Hancock and many more with a few obscure tracks tossed in to sweeten up the mix on this 2Disc collection. Now, for those of you who are looking to expand and familiarize yourself with the Afrocentric side of jazz on Blue Note Records from the sixties and seventies then this collection will indeed be a very nice addition.–Rob Young | The Urban Flux
Jazzanova -][- BLUE NOTE TRIP: Lookin’ Back/Movin’ On [BLUE NOTE]
As a fan of both Blue Note and Jazzanova, this double CD was the coming together of two musical greats. Jazzanova, known for their forward moves in the dance music genre, was given complete access to the entire Blue Note catalog and came up with over two hours of perfectly chill jazz. CD number one (called Lookin’ Back) exposes the listener to the likes of Bobbi Humphrey, Donald Byrd, Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Hancock, and Freddie Hubbard. Hubbard’s cut, Blue Spirits is simply hypnotic and should be experienced by all music lovers.
CD #2 is titled Movin’ On and features some of the same artists with the addition of Tina Brooks, Sheila Jordan and Eddie Gale. I’ll admit to enjoying CD#1 more, but both are wonderful in their own right. It is an excellent compilation for one who loves jazz and for someone who wants more exposure to the art form. —Sister Holistic | Amazon Reviewer
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