- Audio CD (July 13, 2004)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Concord Records
- ASIN: B00029J1UO
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #333,872 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby: The New Mixes, Vol. 1
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Today's hottest artists/DJs/producers put a fresh new spin on vintage, funky, soul-jazz tracks-unearthed from Quincy Jones's vaults-from 1969's The Bill Cosby Show. Turning these classic jams inside-out and upside-down are remix heavyweights Mix Master Mike, Mario Caldato, Jr. (Beastie Boys), Bedrock (John Digweed & Nick Muir), Herbert, Eric Krasno & Neal Evans (Soulive), Echo, Stiff, Marc C. and Ursula 1000. From mesmerizing chill to freaky funky, The New Mixes, Vol. I artfully stirs up yesterday's classic retro-soul with today's tight grooves in a sound that's as fresh as tomorrow.
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But this remix is no slouch itself. It is no substitute for the 1969 music, but is not meant as such. But the New Mixes-with artists like Cornershop and Ursula 2000--is rare in that the modern beats don't kill the music there grafted to. This album goes in all directions: funk eastern, jungle, and while you don't get the feel of this music in '69, many of the great Jones' beats and melodies are detectable.
Definitely get the original sessions, but also grab this for its creativity.
There are quite a few chances that are taken here, especially with Herbert's and Cornershop's tracks, but there are also times when the funk just cooks.
The artist selection is really diverse and the results really pay off - there are quite a few styles represented here and it's nice to hear how they interact with each other.
Overall, a nice non-pretentious way so make some of the older material come to life in a funky and interesting way. A great set!
You can toss this on at a party and not worry about running to the changer every 5 minutes to skip the wack song, as the funk runs all the way through.