Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi

Man Ray, Vol. 2

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Man Ray, Vol. 2 Review

by John Bush

Man Ray, Vol. 2 gathers 17 tracks from a variety of sources, aptly displaying the wondrous results of creative licensing and a compiling sense that goes beyond subgenres to discover a set of tracks that simply work well together. From contemporary jazz to new age, electronica to world music (with a hip-hop track thrown in for good measure), Man Ray, Vol. 2 revels in deep breaks, earthy solos, and an impressionistic atmosphere. Jazz fans dipping a toe may be fascinated at the maturity of what electronica producers 4hero or Atjazz can do, while electronica fans may find a few jazz and groove musicians who have good production ideas as well. At times, however, it's a bit overly evocative for anything except perhaps a masseuse's waiting room. Highlights include "Baby" by Swedish duo Koop, "Think Twice" by Detroiter Jay Dee, and the groovy house number "Beloved" by New York's Osunlade. Also contributing are wide-ranging individualists Huong Thanh, Nitin Sawhney, Mychael Danna, and Deepak Ram.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Jessica 00:48 Amazon
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Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: 4hero 04:57 Amazon
3 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Koop 03:46 Amazon
4 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Gerardo Frisina 04:29 Amazon
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Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Streamer 03:08 Amazon
6 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Huong Thanh 01:15 Amazon
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Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Jay Dee 03:18 Amazon
8 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Pete Belasco 04:20 Amazon
9 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Axel Krygier 01:39 Amazon
10 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Nitin Sawhney 04:46 Amazon
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Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Mato / 26 Pinel 04:47 Amazon
12 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Atjazz / Dawne B 06:48 Amazon
13 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Osunlade 04:33 Amazon
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Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Projections 05:37 Amazon
15 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Doug Willis 03:57 Amazon
16 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Glance / Marlene Johnson 07:52 Amazon
17 Julio Black / Bruno Evin / Djamel Hammadi feat: Mychael Danna / Deepak Ram 11:21 Amazon
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