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Various Artists: Jestofunk: The Remixes

Jestofunk: The Remixes: (Irma America 42847892, 61:54) re-imagines some of the Italian retro-jazzers’ best work. While producers Claudio “Mozart” Rispol, DJ Blade and Kekko Farias get points for skill, their sometimes house flavored recontextualizations sometimes miss the mark. When they buckle down and go for the gusto they conjure some gems. A pumping version of “The Ghetto” gets added juice from trombonist Fred Wesley and vocalist Ce Ce Rogers, while “3JB 20002” coasts along on a delightfully lowdown analog-flavored backdrop.

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