Looking at ‘Re:imagined II’, it’s incredible to note that this release showcases just as impressive a roll call as Part I with Yazz Ahmed, Binker Golding and Oscar Jerome all securing spots with covers of music by Chick Corea, Joe Lovano and Grant Green respectively. Norah Jones is well-represented with covers by Cherise, who beautifully reinterprets ‘Sunrise’, and Parthenope delivering a sublime rendition of Jones’ seminal ‘Don’t Know Why’.
Bassist du jour, Daniel Casimir, helms an exquisite noir jazz-esque take on Wayne Shorter’s ‘Lost’ with a brilliant vocal courtesy of Ria Moran, while Kay Young bravely adds her name to the long list of artists who have covered ‘Feel Like Making Love’, in this case, presenting Marlena Shaw’s version through a warm neo-soul inspired lens that delivers one of the strong highlights of this compilation.
There would be no shortage of talent to justify a ‘Blue Note Re:imagined III’ – from DoomCannon to Matt Wilde to The Soul Sound Collective – there are new names constantly emerging and, no doubt, all massively influenced by the Blue Note catalogue.
|Yazz Ahmed - It
|Conor Albert - You Make Me Feel So Good
|Parthenope Wald-Harding - Don't Know Why
|Swindle (2) - Miss Kane
|Nubiyan Twist - Through The Noise (Chant No.2)
|Ego Ella May - Morning Side Of Love
|Oscar Jerome, Oscar Worldpeace - (Why You So) Green With Envy
|Daniel Casimir (2), Ria Moran - Lost
|Theon Cross - Epistrophy
|Maya Delilah - Harvest Moon
|Kay Young - Feel Like Making Love
|Venna & Marco - Where Are We Going?
|Reuben James - Infant Eyes
|Binker Golding - Fort Worth
|Cherise - Sunrise
|Franc Moody - Cristo Redentor