Soil & “Pimp” Sessions – Dapper (2018)

Soil & "Pimp" Sessions - Dapper (2018)
Artist: Soil & “Pimp” Sessions
Album: Dapper
Genre: Funk, Contemporary Jazz
Origin: Japan
Released: 2018
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
A New Day [00:03:58]
Heaven On Earth [00:04:07]
Explorer [00:04:06]
Comrade [00:04:35]
Deform Reform [00:04:44]
Bond [00:02:51]
Interlude [00:00:39]
Yume Makase [00:03:49]
Drivin’ [00:03:43]
Dusk [00:03:34]
Glitch [00:04:55]
Pride Fish Ball [00:06:31]
Method [00:02:22]
Drifter [00:04:35]


If I hadn’t seen Soil & “Pimp” Sessions live, I don’t think I’d have understood this ultra-high-energy Japanese jazz album on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label. In fact, they are still a bit of a mystery. It’s as if the band based their performances on a speed-addled, hastily translated Kerouac description of bebop long before they got to hear the real thing. But that’s not a criticism, because tracks such as STORM, Fantastic Planet and Darkside avoid the boredom of Blue-Note-by-numbers too often trooped out by musicians who’ve forgotten jazz’s visceral, revolutionary origins. Their reinvention of dancefloor-friendly acid-jazz might wear thin were it not for an engaging combination of technical mastery, showmanship and youthful high spirits. Their tunes are not classics (though not bad either), but it doesn’t matter – the package is bundled with a style and attitude that many western bands could learn from.