Jaga Jazzist

Day

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One track from the Stix album reappears, but otherwise Day is one stuffed EP of new sounds from the Norwegian jazzers Jaga Jazzist. The first half of the EP is taken up by glitchy and light remixes plus the new track "Two Things," one of the most laptop-sounding, non-jazzy numbers the unit has ever produced. It's a precious keeper, but like the remixes it's more an interesting diversion than a full-on Jaga classic. The live tracks on the EP's second half are where the band really shines, especially on the busy "Another Day." Hearing the nine-piece band live and through the eyes of remixers Herbert and DAT Politics is a welcome change for fans who have devoured A Livingroom Hush and The Stix. The full-lengths are more rewarding, so this quirky and crammed collection should be Jaga Jazzist purchase number two or three.

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