Shades Of Blue
Shades Of Blue is a project that turns over the legacy of the esteemed Blue Note jazz label to one of hip-hop's most unique artists, Madlib. He is considered to be one of hip-hop's most inventive visionaries and connects it's productions through smart lyrics and poetics.
The album opens with the declaration that "We are now having a little cooking session for Blue Note right here on the scene..." Madlib was afforded the opportunity to mine the crates of Blue Note. On Shades of Blue, he delivers remixes and brand spanking new interpretations of Blue Note classics.
Whether funking out Ronnie Foster's original "Mystic Brew" and transforming it into the "Mystic Bounce," or giving Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" a go with Yesterday's New Quintet, rest assured that Madlib's innovative sonic vocabulary will fill the ears.
Other artists receiving a Madlib reimagination include Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Bobby Hutcherson, Horace Silver, The Three Sounds and many more.
Pitchfork album reviewer Scott Hreha rates the album 8.6 "Listening to Madlib's music, I'm reminded of the Black radical maestros responsible for some of the outermost-limits music-making of the past half-century: Sun Ra, George Clinton, Lee 'Scratch' Perry".
Blue Note Interlude
Please Set Me At Ease
Funky Blue Note
Alfred Lion Interlude
Stepping Into Tomorrow
Andrew Hill Break
Song For My Father
Label: Music On Vinyl Blue Note Universal Music
Catalogue numbers: MOVLP1898
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Blue Note Records
Copyright (c)-Blue Note Records
Record Company-Universal Music B.V.
Manufactured For-Universal Music B.V.
Manufactured By-Music On Vinyl B.V.
Distributed By-Music On Vinyl B.V.
Produced For-Madlib Invazion
Recorded At-The Bomb Shelter
Mixed At-The Bomb Shelter
Mastered At-Bionic (2)
Pressed By-Record Industry
Published By-EMI Unart Catalogue
Published By-Sweet River Music Inc.
Published By-Elgy Music
Published By-Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Published By-Alruby Music
Published By-Almo Music Corp.
Published By-Madlib Invazion
Published By-Nosre Music
Published By-Ecaroh Music Inc.
Published By-Miyako Music
Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-0 600753 766200
Matrix / Runout-19305 1A MOVLP 1898 5364471 1A1
Matrix / Runout-19305 1B MOVLP 1898 5364471 1B1
Matrix / Runout-19305 1C MOVLP 1898 5364471 1C1
Matrix / Runout-19305 1D MOVLP 1898 5364471 1D1
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)