For me, one of the strongest series on Ace Records – the Mod Jazz series that is. And that series will be added to next week with Mod Jazz Forever.
Essentially, it's jazz for people who might not like jazz, with the albums focusing on mod-friendly / dancefloor-friendly jazz grooves , throwing in a touch of soul, blues and latin, all from the original mod era.
I've just this minute received a copy (review to follow) and not had chance to play it yet. But the album, compiled by Ady Croasdell and Dean Rudland, promises a mix of old favourites and hard to find rarities from the likes of Troy Dodds, Reuben Wilson, The Dave Hamilton Set Jack McDuff, MIlly Larkin, Buddy Guy and…well, just check out the tracklisting below.
Just out, you can secure a copy for £11.99.
1. The Real Thing – Troy Dodds
2. Finders Keepers – Floyd White
3. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf Pt 2 – The Nightbeats
4. Rod Run – The Reuben Wilson Quartet
5. Night Bloomin' Jasmin' – Jesse Davis
6. The Return Of The Prodigal Son – Byrdie Green
7. Look Out, Heartaches – Little Bob
8. Talking 'bout Love – Tobi Lark
9. D H Boogaloo – The Dave Hamilton Set
10. Screamin' – Jack Mcduff
11. Because I Love You – The Dave Hamilton Voices
12. Looking – Billy Larkin & His Orchestra
13. Double Love – The Cals
14. Sunshine Superman – Bocking, Robinson, Morais
15. A Message To Regina – Hank Jacobs
16. Tricky Too – Gus Jenkins
17. Fever – Buddy Guy
18. John Henry – Bobby Jenkins & His Quartet
19. Work Song – Clint Stacy
20. My Beat – George Stone
21. The In Crowd – Johnny Hammond Smith
22. Burgher's Beat – John Hart With Lil' Bob & The Lollipops
23. The Village Caller – Johnny Lytle Trio
24. It's Like Love – Mark Murphy