mixTAPE Time 4: Jazz…We Got

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I’m smashing it today, right? Pics from DOTC2 and a new podcast live from Monaco so far and now something totally different.

So I went to high-school with Ross The Boss (F.K.A. DJ Rook) who is a seriously dope bedroom hip-hop DJ and has a headie podcast that you can check here. Dude is a also a talented jazz piano player and we used to rock together when I played saxophone. We also DJed together alot and in 1999 decided to hook our people up with with a Xmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza mixtape for the ages. It’s all jazz music and all mixed in weird and crazy ways with some dope scratch interludes from R.T.B. I dug out the tape a few months back and Ross ripped it, hosted it and posted each side on his podcast and now I’m reposting here. You can also check his take on things and some nice jazz pics and liner notes on his page. Please excuse the sound quality, it’s a tape. These are still some of my favorite jazz tunes and I hope you enjoy it!

Side A Tracklist
Bosstro
Words from Rahsaan
Dexter Gordan- A Night in Tunisia
Eric Jackson- A Tribute to Miles
Miles Davis- Round Midnight
Sonny Rollins- St. Thomas
John Coltrane- In A Sentimental Mood
Brown & Roach- Take the A Train
Thelonius Monk- Well You Neednt
Nat Adderley- Work Song
Charlie Parker- Ornithology
Carmen McRae- I Didnt Know
Side B Tracklist
Intro- Jazz We Got
Dave Brubeck- Take Five
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman- My One and Only Love
Modern Jazz Quartet- Bags Groove
Eric Dolphy- Epistrophy
Clifford Brown and Max Roach- Doxy
John Coltrane- A Love Supreme (Acknowledgement)
Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery- Deliliah
Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie- Honeysuckle Rose
Thank You

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Rook and Elyte – Jazz…We Got (1999) – Side A DOWNLOAD

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Make sure to subscribe to Ross The Boss Radio if you love jazzy and underground hip-hop. Dude has done crazy episodes like Oukast vs. Madlib and the all female MCs mix. Plus he also posts his old mixes from the 90’s which are nuts.

Comments

  1. […] his podcast. IT’S DOPE! You can also get a jazz mix that me and dude did back in ‘99 HERE. It’s on some dif style […]

  2. DJ Durutti says:

    nice!

    great use of Rahsaan’s “Pedal Up” intro from Bright Moments (such a great album). but you should have cut in the “we hope you get on the train and go all the places we gonna go. if you want to get off, just let somebody know, and we’ll stop the train and throw you off

    check out the “best jazz albums of the ’90s” series at leading jazz blog Destination: OUT. (avant/out). Here’s the first installment featuring lists from Gary Giddens, DJA, and, uh, me.

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  4. colin says:

    does Bob Ponte know that you actually put his jazz lit. tapes to use.

  5. djelyte says:

    hahaha. i need to tell him!