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Hand On the Torch Two Brit producers nabbed the rights to Blue Note Records' vintage-jazz catalog and laid samples of the likes of Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, and...Hand On the TorchJazz, Hip-Hop/Rap Two Brit producers nabbed the rights to Blue Note Records' vintage-jazz catalog and laid samples of the likes of Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, and...1994-01-14
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Hand On the Torch

Genre: Jazz, Hip-Hop/Rap; Producer (group): Blue Note

Two Brit producers nabbed the rights to Blue Note Records’ vintage-jazz catalog and laid samples of the likes of Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, and Art Blakey under fresh raps (from new blood Rahsaan, Kobie Powell, and Tukka Yoot)-and had some young instrumentalists add a bit of improvisational life on Hand On the Torch. What could have easily degenerated into arty posturing is a compelling, danceable delight (with one of the best singles of the year, ”Cantaloop”).