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July 12, 2010

Jazzupstarts (vacation re-post)

[Greetings! I'm off on a nearly two week vacation for a family reunion near Rome, Georgia. Normally I let the blog go dark during my vacations, but this time I thought I'd re-post a bunch of good stuff from the early days of this blog, back when I knew all four readers by name. This post is from October 31, 2005.]

In 2003, a group called Jazzupstarts put out a record called Are You OK? In 2005, a lazy MP3 blogger finally stumbled across it. On this album, you'll find good time party tracks reminiscent of Mint Royale, ecstasy-soaked upbeat techno, and even some Curve-style grunge for good measure. The one thing they don't sound like is jazz - those wacky Jazzupstarts! There's not a single track on this album that doesn't deliver - which makes their inexplicable disappearance a little depressing. Curse you, cruel recording industry and your fickle ways!

Jazzupstarts - Over And Over
Jazzupstarts - Everything
Jazzupstarts - Sanctuary

Recently on Comfort Radio:
DJ Spooky - Dialectical Transformation II (Du Nouveau Monde)
The Orb - into the fourth dimension
Russ Garcia - Sophisticated Lady

Posted by Scotto at July 12, 2010 08:00 AM