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What If....Someone Told You What The best Album of the year was in the Middle of the Year?

That is what I am telling you folks, RIGHT HERE and RIGHT NOW.

NO HYPE
NO BS

Oh it is entirely possible that I may hears something else between now and the end of 2008 that I might like better. However if that happens, you can bet that album (whateva it is) will have to be a totally....

BADD SLAMMA JAMMA
In order to be better than:
GLOBAL NOIZE from Jason Miles and DJ Logic


Check it out....

--I've got a review of the album for you to check out
(just slap it into the cd player and you won't touch it)

--I've got a concert review for you to check out
(damn straight skippy, I've seen em LIVE)

--I've even got the entire album up online streaming for you to listen to
(cuz when you hear it you are gonna want it)

Check all of this out folks, and tell me if I'm lying???

Thanks in advance...

--Bob Davis
609-351-0154
earthjuice@prodigy.net



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Album Review: Global Noize - Jason Miller/DJ Logic (Feat: Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Martin, Vernon Reid, John Popper, Cyro Baptista, Bernie Worrell, Karl Denson, Christian Scott & Others)
(Jazz/Funk)

Click Here to get more info about Global Noize This is flat out the best release that I have heard to this point in 2008. And it will forever occupy a permanent spot on the shelf where my musical collection is kept. I will return to this album over and over again till I am no longer able to. I suppose that using the notion of an album review is just as good a place as any other to explain exactly why that is.

Most of the time when I am listening to music, I do so as a part of the 'soundtrack of my life". That is to say that the music is playing, but listening to the music is not the primary activity. The music is secondary, but it enhances whatever activity that I am currently engaged in (the primary activity.) However there are times when I am listening to music I am not interested in it as part of the "soundtrack of my life." I am listening at that moment specifically with the intention and desire to have "my mind blown." I am listening in order to help facilitate an escape from whatever my current reality is. I am trying to change something that is in my life and having "my mind blown" is a mechanism that I can use to often clear out the cobwebs inside of my brain and help me to obtain a different perspective on life.

There is a relatively small group are artists that I will typically turn to at those times when need to hear life altering music. Artists that fall into this category for me are names like Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Weather Report, Return To Forever, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Sly & the Family Stone, Mandrill, Chuck Berry, Passport, Sun Ra, Kool & the Gang, EWF and a few others. There is a kind of spirituality for me that lurks not far from the surface of the instruments of this music that has a healthy effect on my mind, body and soul. This impact is difficult for me to put into words, however it is a very real thing despite just how intangible it may be. It has nothing to do with lyrics, its totally about the music and it's power to rejuvenate thought processes within myself that lay dormant. It also has nothing to do with activities that involve other people. It is however all about a what seems to be a personal relationship or a bond that forms between myself and musicians that I have never met and are unlikely to ever meet. And for me it's really all about that kind of experience and need to recreate it that draws me back to the music of those artists during times when I need to use music to help me to look within myself for the assistance that I need to answer questions that aren't obvious.

The album "Global Noize" by Jason Miles & DJ Logic and an all star cast of great instrumentalists - Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Martin (Medeski, Marin & Wood) , Vernon Reid (Living Colour), John Popper (Blues Traveler) Cyro Baptista (Herbie Hancock), Bernie Worrell (Talking Heads, Parliament Funk), Karl Denson (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Lenny Kravtiz), Christian Scott & Others is exactly that kind of an album. Within the first 30 seconds of hearing the very first track on the album, I knew that this was going to be one of those kind of albums that would stay with me for a lifetime. It will make you dance, be still, yell, be silent, laugh, cry, think and become numb all at the same time. It makes you feel like you are a citizen of the world and makes you feel all alone at the same time. This is the type of music that has served me well during multiple phases of my own life, ever since I have been a teenager. And continues to serve me well today, long after my memories of the specifics of when I was a teenager have long since faded from my memory.

Global Noize isn't the kind of an album that you even care about individual tracks/songs. The album itself is a complete and non stop experience in the type of "escapism" (as per James Brown) that allows you to become immersed in an external world of pure audio delight of 100 percent BLACK MUSIC that helps in bringing you closer to your own thoughts and emotions. The music itself is a near perfect blend of all of the various types of instrumental music that I personally like (jazz, funk, rock, world) blended in such a manner that it actually has no genre to speak of whatsoever except to call it "human."

Albums like this allow me to clean out all of the thoughts in my mind that are preventing me from thinking about the things that I need to be thinking about and moving forward with positive action. And even at my own advanced age, anything that brings additional clarity to my thinking and behavior is certainly a most welcome addition to my musical library.

In short, the album "Global Noize" offers a kind of "clarity in thinking" to the listener, that for me is achieved by just a small number of artists that I have listened to over the years. This is extremely personal listening and at a price tag that is a whole lot cheaper than an hour of therapy. It's not the kind of an album that you need to listen to every day, but it is the kind of album that when you need to unleash it's power, you need to have it on the shelf, even if you don't think that you would ever need this type of therapy.

And that is why for my money (and yours as well) "Global Noize" by Jason Miles & DJ Logic is the best album that I have heard thus far in the year 2008.

Check it out at the following link: http://www.myspace.com/globalnoizejazz

You can also hear some of this music playing in the rotation on Nu Soul @ RadioIO.com

--Bob Davis



Listen To a Soul-Patrol.Net Radio Exclusive:
Global Noize: Jason Miller/DJ Logic (w/Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Martin, Vernon Reid, John Popper, Cyro Baptista, Bernie Worrell, Karl Denson, Christian Scott)
Hosted by nightrain


Concert Review: Global Noize @ Highline Ballroom/NYC - 4/7/2008 (OR MORE INCOHERENT RAMBLINGS OF A FUNKATEER WHOSE MIND IS BLOWN)
(Jazz/Funk/World)

Click Here to get more info about Global Noize

All I got to say for the moment is that yall who claim to be down wit da FUNK had betta not go to sleep this year. Cuz this is the year that yall have been waiting for.

For the second week in a row I have had my...

FUNK
CLOCK
CLEANED

You know that feeling when you go to a show and you can still hear the music from the show, playing inside of your head the next day...... (and there are NO DRUGS INVOLVED?????)

YUP....right now the music of GLOBAL NOIZE is STILL BANGING AROUND IN MY HEAD nearly TWELVE HOURS LATER.

Ok, I know that yall have never heard of GLOBAL NOIZE.
However you may remember that I told you that GLOBAL NOIZE was.... THE BEST ALBUM I HAVE HEARD THUS FAR THIS YEAR!!!!!!!

And that was based on me listening to a CD-R I got from the record label a month or so ago. All it took was a single listen for me to come to that conclusion. And to IMMEDIATELY add several tracks from the album to NuSoul @ RadioIO.com http://www.radioio.com/channels/nusoul

Here is how Shanachie described it in their press release....

"Jason Miles & DJ Logic Join Forces to Obliterate Musical Borders on New Shanachie CD Global Noize:

All-Star CD Serves Up An Intoxicating Brew of Jazz, Electronica Funk and World Music Featuring Some of Music's Most Creative Players: Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Martin (Medeski, Marin & Wood) , Vernon Reid (Living Colour), John Popper (Blues Traveler) Cyro Baptista (Herbie Hancock), Bernie Worrell (Talking Heads, Parliament Funk), Karl Denson (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Lenny Kravtiz), Christian Scott & Others"


Let me tell yall...

As exciting as that may sound....

:::THAT IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE CD::::

AND
THE CD IS NOTHING
COMPARED TO THE SHOW

Last night I got to witness this SPECTACULAR CONFIGURATION IN PERSON

IT WAS AN AUDIO & VISUAL EXPERIENCE THAT IS HARD TO DESCRIBE

>From an audio perspective it was like having...

The Miles Davis Band / Weather Report / P-Funk / Return to Forever / Antonio Carlos Jobim / Eddie Harris & Les McCann / Temptations / Passport / Tower of Power / Mahavishnu Orchestra / Lonnie Liston Smith / DJ Kool Herc

ALL ON STAGE AT THE SAME TIME

All under the direction of Jason Miles and DJ Logic

Click Here to get more info about Global Noize From a visual perspective it was kinda like being at that MONSTER CONCERT that you always imagined taking place at THE FOOT OF THE PYRAMIDS or perhaps inside of a BROTHEL/OPIUM DEN IN MARRAKECH, MOROCCO, just chillin out & relaxin on one of those "flying carpets, hovering six inches off the ground, while you soak it all in"

Here you had Jason Miles and DJ Logic up front "conducting things" on synthesizer/keyboards & turntables respectively. Then in the back you had Bernie Worrell in full PURPLE "sun ra esque wizard of woo" funk regalia, tiny Meshell Ndegeocello dressed in black literally hiding and almost out of sight thumpin away on the bass, cool as a cucumber Christian Scott with the shades strategically balanced on top of his head, and then flippin the shades down over his eyes as he pulls up to the microphone and buries the microphone inside of the swept up Dizzy Gillespie style trumpet he used last night. Add to this singers from India, scantily clad belly dancers from Morocco doing an incredible spiritual/erotic "sword balancing" dance. This show was also a feast for the eyes as well!!!

Could I write more about this????

Well maybe, but I'm not going to right now.
I really can't
That's cuz it's all kinda like basking in a type of an indescribable "glow". The "glow" isn't finished yet. And I don't wanna do too much right now that might cause it to come to an end any sooner than it needs to.

You wanna know how good this show was????

There were at least two other Soul-Patrollers in the house last night @ Highline Ballroom that I observed...

**Dr Brookenstien - he spent the night dancing all over the club and when I tried to speak with him at various points during the evening, he was mumbling to himself. (it will be interesting to see what he has to say about the show)

**Randall Grass - was pounding away on the table during the entire show, just like it was a set of congas

Of course Randall is biased....LOL

But Brookenstien isn't and he was still mumbling to himself after the show was over, just as I'm certain almost everyone else who was there last night was as well, just like I am this morning. http://www.myspace.com/globalnoizejazz

--Bob Davis



Listen To a Soul-Patrol.Net Radio Exclusive:
Global Noize: Jason Miller/DJ Logic (w/Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Martin, Vernon Reid, John Popper, Cyro Baptista, Bernie Worrell, Karl Denson, Christian Scott)
Hosted by nightrain



The BEST Album of 2008 So Far - Global Noize: Jason Miller/DJ Logic, Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Martin, Vernon Reid, John Popper, Cyro Baptista, Bernie Worrell, Karl Denson, Christian Scott, Reviews, Broadcasts, Pictures and more


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