Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped, Vol. 3

Performers Various Artists

Hidden Beach | August 23, 2006 | Compact Disc

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Full title: Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 3.
Recording information: The Green Room, Studio City, CA.
The idea of performing smooth-jazz versions of gangsta rap hits is one of those crazy strokes of genius so stunning in its simplicity that it's amazing nobody thought of it before. And, in fact, the PICKIN' ON? series has been doing this kind of thing in a country vein for over a decade, although so far rap music appears safe from being transmogrified into bluegrass. And so we have the startling spectacle of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" getting a moody reworking by violinist Karen Briggs, while, in another unlikely pairing, smooth-jazz keyboardist Jeff Lorber transforms 50 Cent's "P.I.M.P." into a Latin-tinged, downtempo after-hours fantasy. There are sinuous tribute medleys to both Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, while the Outkast hit 'The Way You Move" receives a glossy makeover courtesy of Dennis Nelson's acoustic guitar stylings. If you're a smooth jazz fan who likes a little frisson with your funk, UNWRAPPED VOL.3 is an ideal recommendation.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 23, 2006

Genre: Smooth

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2004

Label Name: Hidden Beach

UPC: 827969095027

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Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped, Vol. 3

Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped, Vol. 3

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 23, 2006

Genre: Smooth

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2004

Label Name: Hidden Beach

UPC: 827969095027


Title Track Time
1.Check The Rhime/Unwrap This --
2.In Da Club - Jeff Bradshaw/Scott Mayo --
3.I Know What You Want - Dennis Nelson/Lou Taylor/Melena --
4.P.I.M.P. - Jeff Lorber --
5.Tainted - Larry Dunn/Richard Turner --
6.Lose Yourself - Karen Briggs/Peter Black --
7.Tupac Tribute Medley: I Ain't Mad At Cha / Keep Your Head Up / How Do You Want It / Way It Is, The - --
8.Biggie Tribute Medley: Juicy / Hypnotize / Big Poppa - (with Dennis Nelson/Larry Dunn/Andrew Gouche) --
9.Beautiful - Jeff Bradshaw/Dennis Nelson --
10.Doo Wop (That Thing) - Mike Phillips/Jeff Lorber --
11.Way You Move, The - Mike Phillips/Dennis Nelson --
12.Check The Rhime - Mike Phillips/Paul Litteral --
13.Jam Master Jay Tribute Medley: Sucker MC / King Of Rock / Walk This Way - (with Peter Black/Andrew G --

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Full title: Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 3.
Recording information: The Green Room, Studio City, CA.
The idea of performing smooth-jazz versions of gangsta rap hits is one of those crazy strokes of genius so stunning in its simplicity that it's amazing nobody thought of it before. And, in fact, the PICKIN' ON? series has been doing this kind of thing in a country vein for over a decade, although so far rap music appears safe from being transmogrified into bluegrass. And so we have the startling spectacle of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" getting a moody reworking by violinist Karen Briggs, while, in another unlikely pairing, smooth-jazz keyboardist Jeff Lorber transforms 50 Cent's "P.I.M.P." into a Latin-tinged, downtempo after-hours fantasy. There are sinuous tribute medleys to both Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, while the Outkast hit 'The Way You Move" receives a glossy makeover courtesy of Dennis Nelson's acoustic guitar stylings. If you're a smooth jazz fan who likes a little frisson with your funk, UNWRAPPED VOL.3 is an ideal recommendation.
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