Various
Follow The Leader: Re-Imagined As Jazz (Tape)

Label:
Hay, Reid & Smith
Art.No.:
09544248
Cat.No.:
SAH001

Released:
2019
Cover:
Picture
Format:
TAPE
Pressing:
US - Original
State:
New
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Cover:
Genre:
Tapes + Black Grooves + Jazz + Tapes & CDs
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Various - Follow The Leader: Re-Imagined As Jazz (Tape)
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Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid, and Mike Smith had numerous discussions on how to respectfully, faithfully, and creatively re-imagine Eric B. & Rakim’s classic 1988 album, Follow the Leader. The difficulty was twofold. One, Follow the Leader is a revered and iconic hip-hop album and had to reflect its adoration. Two, how can it be translated to a jazz style, especially omitting the centerpiece, Rakim’s voice? Reid (lead instrumentalist – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, bari saxophone, flute) and Hay’s (producer) initial strategy of replaying Rakim’s extended, rhythmically intricate rap verses organically morphed into a more improvised, classic jazz style. The emcee vocal style and flow along with Eric B.’s through-composed instrumentals, served as a model for Hay, Reid, Smith and musician Mani Ajami to draw inspiration.

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