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Tales from The Beach


Catalogue Nº: 

HJZH-5 (Columbia Music Entertainment Inc./Handcuts Records)


Wednesday, 23rd April, 2008 (Japan)


Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick


Peter Gontha Studio I Unknown


Song List


01. Love, Joy, Understanding
02. I've Been Waiting
03. When The Sun Comes Down
04. Step Aside
05. N.O.T.
06. Happy People
07. I Come Alive (Rimshots And Basses)
08. Freedom To Love

09. I Remember A Time10. It May Rain Sometime11. Never Look Back12. When Words Are Just Words13. Feel The Pressure14. Silence Of My Mind15. Tales From The Beach


Incognito - Tales From The Beach,, Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick

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However fans choose to label Incognito's sound in the post-acid jazz world of 2008, it was clear that wherever the group performs, its feisty mix of retro soul, brass, funk, and jazz truly lived up to the title of 2004's Narada Jazz disc Adventures in Black Sunshine. Founder Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick and his often rotating "collective" group averaged an incredible six months a year on the road, wowing crowds throughout Europe and Asia, where they're biggest in Japan and Indonesia. Incognito's uniquely funky, retro soul sound is so urban that it may have at first seemed odd to call their equally infectious, constantly grooving Heads Up debut Tales from the Beach — 'til we realize that the beaches Maunick is referring to are those on his native island of Mauritius (off the coast of Madagascar). That's where he got wind of hotel bands and others playing around bonfires and cookouts; the loose, happy flow of Incognito's bouncy, horn inflected tunes here completely reflects that wistful reference. While Maunick's crisp, jangling guitar work, Francis Hylton's bubbling bass, and those old-school soul atmospheres and horns inhabit every melody and groove, these tales are told by a shimmering array of sensual R&B singers. The most well-known of these to longtime Incognito and smooth jazz fans is Maysa, who took time from her building solo career to grace four tracks with her rich and sexy, dark toned vocals: the soaring, percussive dance gem "I've Been Waiting," the dreamy melancholy meets joy-infused "I Remember a Time," the fast rolling jazz tune "Never Look Back," and the sensuous chill rocker "When Words Are Just Words." At a generous 15 tracks, Tales from the Beach gives ample tracking to a handful of lead vocalists who are lesser known than Maysa but equally as heart tugging and soul-spiced: Joy Rose, Tony Momrelle, and Imaani. The three of them team up on the brass and vibes-tinged anthem "Feel the Pressure," perfectly showcasing the true ensemble energy that's made Incognito such a powerful force in post-acid jazz groove music for so many years. 





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レビュー : ちょこもも                         


詞はとても聞き取りやすく、その意味と楽曲がマッチしててとても好きです。 R&Bやソウル的要素もあり、単にノリだけのアーティストではなく曲自体の作りこみの良さもおすすめです。



レビュー : minatotakeshiba  


インコグニートの十八番、夏らしいビートと、この女性の声がたまりません!インコグニートには沢山のボーカルがいますが、この方はいいです!たぶん、イン コグニートの曲全てで1番好きです。2番はALWAYS THERE masters at work remix96ですかね。インコグニートはいいです。

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