A Night At The Jazz Rooms compiled by Russ Dewbury - CD
A compilation to celebrate the world's longest running consecutive club session compiled by its founder Russ Dewbury.
Musically the Jazz Rooms did not follow any fad or fashion. Rather it created its own and this has been the key to its success and is reflected in the album's track selection. If it's good, it gets played at the Jazz Rooms.
Over the years, just about everybody in the scene has manned the decks at the night. Luminaries include Gilles Peterson, Baz Fe Jazz, Paul Murphy and guests from all over the world such as Rainer Truby, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Espen Horne and many more. Legendary US keyboardist Weldon Irvine described it as "an international brotherhood" while Straight No Chaser Magazine called it "a legendary affair that all should attend."
Originally signed to BGP Records as A+R chief, Dewbury was instrumental in the rediscovery of artists including Jean Jacques Perrey and Terry Callier, who he subsequently managed. His own albums include the compilations Africa Funkand Club Africa on Strut Records and Freedom Time and Jazz Bizniz on Counterpoint Records. His last compilation Pulp Fusion/Africa Funk released on Harmless Records achieved significant sales around the globe.
1. Karl Denson Featuring Andy Bey – Bougainvillea / Sarah Webster Fabio – Sweet Songs / Ricotti & Alburquerque – Don't You Believe Me? / 4. Ray Harris & Fusion Experience, The – Scaramunga / 5. Big Horns B – Mission Impossible / 6. Palimpsest – I Bet You Thought I'd Never Find You (Pacifica Remix Ft. DJ Chikashi) / 7. The Filthy 8 – Knockout / 8. Peter Nero – Soulful Strut
1. Tuomo – Don't Take It Too Hard / 2. SOT / Fred Everything – Believe (New Mastersounds Mix) / 3. The Recloose Live Band – Sweet Power Your Embrace / 4. Sindbad – Sauche / 5. Wganda Kenya – Bayesa / 6. Rhythm Funk Masters – Frantic Activity / 7. Alex Wilson – Aint Nobody / 8. Playa – I Like It / 9. The Pipe - Wade In The Water / 10. Mitchell & Dewbury Band – Beyond The Rains - DruMagick Mix / 11. Bob Azzam – Batucada Por Favor