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Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid & Mike Smith - Follow The Leader: Re-Imagined As Jazz
A1Follow The Leader
A2Microphone Fiend
A3Lyrics Of Fury
A4Eric B Never Scared
A5Just A Beat
B1Put Your Hands Together
B2For The Listeners
B3No Competition
B4The R
B5Musical Massacre
B6Beats For The Listeners

Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid & Mike Smith
Follow The Leader: Re-Imagined As Jazz

Hay, Reid & Smith | Item No: 688348
Vinyl LP | 2019 / US – Original | New
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Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid, and Mike Smith had numerous discussions on how to respectfully, faithfully, and creatively re-imagine Eric B. & Rakim’s classic 1988 album, Follow the Leader. The difficulty was twofold. One, Follow the Leader is a revered and iconic hip-hop album and had to reflect its adoration. Two, how can it be translated to a jazz style, especially omitting the centerpiece, Rakim’s voice? Reid (lead instrumentalist – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, bari saxophone, flute) and Hay’s (producer) initial strategy of replaying Rakim’s extended, rhythmically intricate rap verses organically morphed into a more improvised, classic jazz style. The emcee vocal style and flow along with Eric B.’s through-composed instrumentals, served as a model for Hay, Reid, Smith and musician Mani Ajami to draw inspiration.
Item Details
Item No:688348
Artist:Jonathan Hay, Benny Reid & Mike Smith
Titel:Follow The Leader: Re-Imagined As Jazz
Label:Hay, Reid & Smith
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:US – Original
Release Date:2019
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Jazz / Fusion
Available since:18.12.2019
Price:26,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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