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Jazzanova: In Between

A six-member, Berlin-based DJ-producer collective, Jazzanova produces a stylistically inclusive electronica-jazz amalgam-aka nu-jazz in Europe-combining artfully layered rhythms with performances by guest vocalists and instrumentalists from all over the world.

On In Between, Jazzanova’s affinity for jazz is evident on numerous tracks, including “L.O.V.E. and You & I,” where David Friedman’s vibes ring out over a choppy rhythmic mix. Flavored with Far Eastern elements, the mesmerizing “Hanazono” features vigorous soloing by Japanese keyboardist Hajime Yoshizawa, while jazz drummer and vocalist Doug Hammond delivers a message of global unity over shifting, intricately detailed percussion patterns on the hypnotic “Dance the Dance.” In Between closes with “Wasted Time,” where fusiony keyboards are set over a slow groove.

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