The Jazz Room Vol. 2 compiled by Paul Murphy
Welcome to the 2nd Volume of the Jazz Room series compiled by DJ legend and label owner Paul Murphy.
Following on from the success of the original Jazz Room compilation released by BBE in 2019 Paul has compiled a double vinyl volume of Jazz dance tracks that range from heavy funk of New Orleans to Latin grooves and contemporary jazz from the new generation.
Tracks written by Dizzy Gillespie sit with those from the musical pens of Raul Monsalve and Fela Kuti.
Paul’s own label, Jazz Room Records, specialises in re-issues and it is his expertise in finding the rare and the obscure and matching with the new and the fresh that creates the joy filled atmosphere on this compilation.
This album really is as much for the party people as it it for the headz and links the audiences from his legendary gigs in the 1970s and 80s at the Electric Ballroom, 100 Club and The Blue Note to those at his current appearances at Spiritland, Shiftless Shuffle and
Indeed, among the rarities and the global rhythms in this collection are some excellent cover versions of tracks from the aforementioned Fela Kuti, The Stranglers, Azymuth and The Human League (yes, The Human League). What Paul Murphy has done here is compile a selection of tracks that could easily be a DJ club set, a soundtrack to a party, a Summer festival highlight or a night of music appreciation with a favourite tipple and partner.
The Jazz Room Volume 2 is a must have compilation and, along with Volume 1, is a masterpiece of music curation.
A1. Sounds Good – Eternal Buzz Brass Band
A2. Manteca – César’s Salad
A3. Rebel No 23 (7“ Edit) – Chip Wickham
B1. Roll Call – The Stance Brothers
B2. Jazz Carnival – Cruisic
B3. Water No Get Enemy – Daniel Crawford
B4. Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries – Los Po-Boy-Citos
C1. Black & Decker – Raúl Monsalve y los Forajidos
C2. African Flutes – Clare Fischer
C3. Niger Mambo – Cheick Tidiane Seck
D1. The Hipster – Florian Pellissier Quintet
D2. Golden Brown – Take Vibe
D3. Don’t You Want Me? – Fast 3