“A fine selection of some of today’s most exciting independent jazz bands from all over the world”.The artwork is a variation of the covers in the 1970s Sonimage library series.This compilation P&C Tramp Records 2010. Made in Germany.
v/a – contemporary jazz (tramp trcd/lp-9006)
“What a selection! Proof, if proof were needed, that jazz is far from dead!!”
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s/Shook/Echoes)
“It’s A Fresh New Classic Jazz Album”
Aja – Presenter/Dj/ukjazzradio.com
“Essential collection. Strikes just the right balance between the spiritual and the soulful.”
The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show, BBC 6Music”
“Among all the so-called new, neu or blabla jazzcompilations a TRUE contemporary jazz statement out of munich, nicely selected by the tramp camp”
Michael Rütten (soulsearching Radioshow)
This superb maxi features some of today’s premier Jazz players producing quality contempory Jazz music, influenced by the past but definitely pushing the music into the future. Wonderful!
Dr. Bob Jones
“Sometimes you can get obsessed with hunting for old (and sometimes) rare records so it’s great to be reminded that there is great jazz being recorded and released right now, not to mention being performed live at clubs around the world. It can also be just as hard to find the great music amongst all the ‘ok’ stuff out there so it’s very important for a compilation like this to introduce people to so many exciting contemporary jazz musicians/groups.
There come times when one listens to Dick Schory’s “Jungle Root” or Willis Jackson’s “Nuttherin’ for Stuttherin’” and weeps for this music’s absence in contemporary jazz. Perfect Toy comes with this essential compilation at that perfect time, and makes amends for the rhythmic wrongs of the past years.
Egon Alapatt (Stones Throw/Now Again)
It is an optimal compilation, 5/5
Contemporary Jazz compilation is a delicious one with unexplored & fresh jazz sounds that can transfer you to a deep & spiritual state of mind.
Let me take you there with my own words. Let’s begin this worldwide fascinating jazz untold story from the States included projects. US represented here with Cultures of Rhythm and their ‘’Bodhisvattva Wonderful Sound’’, an incredible introduction to this journey of intelligent human beings sences, with the horns, hammonds and Blue Note drops of NYC Sugarman 3’s on ‘’Sugar’s Boogaloo’’, with Eli Sundelson and “Rockridge Kids“ that can travel you with his high speed jazz train to the right direction at time and finally with the lost funky latinized jazz party stormer of Nick Rossi Set ‘’Sweet Tater Pie’’.
From Germany we can meet the not long time excisted side project of Poets of Rhythm, Das Goldene Zeitalter with Bajka on vocals on her first voice steps, modern old jazzers from Perfect Toy Hipnosis and their ’’Hier kommt die Laterne’’ jammin’, the deep spiritual nightale jazz of Deep Jazz’s ‘’Starlings Talk’’, is one of my fave highlight here, with an exclusive version of that track that already included in his debut album in Perfect Toy Records recently and the unknown and limited recordable spectrum to jazz discography of Wayne Bartlett, here with his cover of ‘’Sènor Blues’’ can judge not only by the cover this excellent masterpiece compilation of Tramp. Also Tramp’s super funky jazzers The Hi-Fly Orchestra with their b side – and only in vinyl released before -’Getting’ Down’.
Finally from one of my faves world jazz metropolis in the world, Tokyo, we can enjoying an cover full of fresh juice of ‘’how to re:touch a thrilled jazz classic’’ fruit. Ladies & gentlemen Primo – Dj and Primo Records owner, Hironobu Jyounai – and the Groupe with their new born ‘’A Child Runs Free’’ can suprice you on track number 6.
Want more… You don’t need more… Ten moments that shines like gold are enough.
Dj Nova Nova Planet Radio Show (www.rodonfm.com/2009/12/trcd-9006-contemporary-jazz-trampde.html)