Will Hermes
May 03, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Verve/Remixed

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
King Britt, Richard Dorfmeister, Various Artists
Producers
Verve

We gave it a B+

Jazz remix sets are plentiful, good ones rare. This one bookends Richard Dorfmeister’s dubby overhaul of Willie Bobo’s proto-Santana boogaloo ”Spanish Grease” and King Britt’s stutter funking of Tony Scott’s raga-jazz ”Hare Krishna” around 10 doctored diva tracks. Misstep: a retooling of Billie Holiday’s untouchable ”Strange Fruit” by Tricky & Tool (?). Otherwise, Ella, Sarah, Astrud, et al. show how much DJ-jazz vocal fusion can offer. Hey, Cassandra, operators are standing by. B+

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