wtorek, 20 września 2011

Footprints #18 Joteff presents Wandering Constellations

In mid-July Joteff messaged me asking whether I’m still responsible for the Footprints project. Obviously, the question was of a rhetorical kind as the series still exists and keeps blooming. One month later, I was informed that it’ll be ready for September. I received a  parcel containing a ready mix and all the details a few days ago. I was really impressed with how spectacular the whole project concerning Footprints #18 is!

The mix was recorded with the use of analogue records exclusively. Moreover, it is available in a form of a nicely packed, 50 copies limited CD. The cover art was created by Radek Drutis known for his cooperation with Stones Throw Records. The mix in both digital form and a physical copy is available for free, “for promotional use only, not for sale”. To get it, just write a message to joteff@jazzmentalism.com. The offer is valid on the first come first serve basis.

Wandering Constellations” is basically a trip throughout the music of the seventies. Jacek Furtak has skillfully mixed broadly-defined Polish jazz and funk music along with different sounds coming from various places on the map of Europe. The mix is also enriched with some new tracks from labels such as Strut or Now-Again. Let us take a look at the author himself: Joteff is  a promoter, record collector and a DJ, previously co-responsible for Basmentalism Poland project. He’s been publishing in magazines such as Klan Magazyn, Hiro, Hip Hop Magazyn, Polska The Times. Once having his broadcast in Warsaw’s Jazz Radio, now he’s engaged in a sociomusical project called Jazzmentalism. Here’s a short manual from Jacek:

I suggest taking a seat in a comfy armchair, along with a bottle of red wine, and listen…

What else can I say? Just grab some fine kush and you’re ready to go on a trip through the constellation.

Footprints #18 Joteff presents Wandering Constellations (download)
(September 2011)


01. Jerzy Milian - Never More (Muzyka Baletowa i Filmowa, Muza 1973 LP)
02. MRR-ADM - Untitled (Untitled, Not On Label 2008 10")
03. The Heliocentrics - Joyride (Out There, Now-Again 2007 LP)
04. Csaba Deseő Jazz Quintet & Friends - Message (Ultraviola, Pepita 1977 LP)
05. Stringtronics - Ballata (Mindbender, Peer International Library
Limited 1972 RE, LP)
06. Arp-Life - Baby Bump (Jumbo Jet, Muza, 1977 LP)
07. Laboratorium - Przejazd (Quasimodo, Muza 1979 LP)
08. Milan Svoboda & Polish-Czech Big Band - Tribute To G.E. (Interjazz
5, Suprahon 1986 LP)
09. Piotr Figiel Ensemble - Agent 008 (Gdzies Kiedys..., Pronit 1979 LP)
10. Marc Moulin - Tohubohu - Part I (Sam Suffy, CBS 1975 LP)
11. Mulatu Astatke And The Heliocentrics - An Epic Story (Inspiration
Information, Strut 2009 LP)
12. Hydroponic Sound System - Delirium (Alternate Take Music, ?? 7")
13. Dzamble - Swieto Strachow (Wolanie O Slonce Nad Swiatem, Muza 1971 LP)
14. Endaf Emlyn - Dawns y Pair (??, ?? LP)
15. Heavy Metal Sextet - Prosze Natychmiast Przestac Padac (Heavy
Metal Sextet, PolJazz 1984 LP)
16. The Natural Yogurt Band - Soft Cheese (Away With Melancholy,
Jazzman/Now-Again 2009 10")

7 komentarzy:

  1. That masterpiece made my day, even without kush. Love it, Thank You.

  2. W 07. wkradł się błąd?


  3. Zauważyłem to wcześniej, ale nie poprawiałem ze względu na wyprodukowaną okładkę mixu. W każdym razie masz rację.

  4. Swietny wolumin! Dzieki!

  5. amazing cover art!