Jazz Liberatorz - Clin Doeil 2xLP (Black Vinyl)
This is Preorder. The estimated ship date is February 2023.
Back in the days, there was bebop. And now, there’s hip-hop”. The spoken words from Tre Hardson at the tail end of album opener and title track “Clin d’oeil” summarizes in one phrase what Clin d’oeil embodies.
The debut album from French three-piece producer unit Jazz Liberatorz, starts with subdued bass and handclaps under a spoken word section. As the smooth tones of a vibraphone and instantly recognizable hip-hop drum beats replace the handclaps, it becomes clear that this is as much a jazz album as it is a hip-hop album. The beats are always mellow, with muted horns and lounge-esque piano licks playing as much a role as the drums. The features from 90s hip-hop royalty such as The Pharcyde’s Fatlip, and Tre Hardson, Buckshot from Black Moon, and Brand Nubian’s Sadat X, are just as smooth, with buttery rhymes that seem to meld with quiet electric piano riffs and subtle upright bass. Reissued on limited edition vinyl as a double LP, this 2008 classic from Jazz Liberatorz is one for the collectors! With album artwork inspired by legendary spiritual jazz label Black Jazz Records, and an obi-strip to match, this LP has never looked this good!
P-Vine Records – PLP-7920/1
A1 Clin D'oeil
A2 Ease My Mind feat Tre Hardson, Fat Lip, Omni
A3 I Am Hip Hop feat Asheru
B1 When The Clock Ticks feat J. Sands
B2 Genius At Work feat Fat Lip, T. Love
B3 Indonesia feat Tableek
B4 The Process feat Apani B Fly
C1 The Return feat Sadat X
C2 U Do feat Stacy Epps
C3 Cool Down feat Raashan Ahmad
C4 Take A Time feat Buckshot
D1 Vacation feat J. Live
D2 Speak The Language feat Lizz Fields
D3 Qîdar feat Soul Clan