Down And Dirty Compilatio


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Review Text When Ben Sidran formed a partnership with Liquid 8 Records in the 2000s and helped launch Nardis Music, those who were knowledgeable of his history had a good idea what to expect from the new label. Although essentially a jazz vocalist, Sidran is far from a jazz snob; he's interested in both jazz and R&B, and Nardis Music was bound to reflect that. The label is named after a Miles Davis standard from the '50s, which is appropriate because the late trumpeter shared Sidran's enthusiasm for soul and funk -- Davis wasn't a jazz purist or a bop snob and had no use for those who were. Released on Nardis Music in January 2004, this compilation underscores Sidran's interest in jazz as well as soul and funk. Former James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield's funky "The Original" was recorded especially for Nardis, but many of the selections were previously released on Sidran's Go Jazz label -- and whether a particular recording was actually made for Go Jazz or Nardis Music, there's no doubt that The Down and Dirty is Sidran's baby. Parts of this CD are relevant to jazz, including two Sidran performances ("Like a Boat on the Water" and "I'm Not Talking") and Gegé Telesforo's version of Clark Terry's "Mumbles." But Joy and the Boy's remake of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" isn't jazz or even soul-jazz -- it's straight-up soul, pure and simple. This release isn't recommended to jazz snobs but rather listeners who hold jazz and R&B in equally high regard -- the sort of listeners who would have no problem listening to Lee Morgan or Jimmy Heath one minute and Parliament/Funkadelic the next. And those who fit that description will find The Down and Dirty to be a generally decent, if slightly uneven, reflection of Sidran's tastes. ~ Alex Henderson

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Inside Straight - 5:20
  2. 2. I'm Not Talking - 4:03
  3. 3. You and Me - 4:01
  4. 4. Back to Where It Was Before - 4:04
  5. 5. Original - 4:19
  6. 6. 3 from the Ghetto - 5:58
  7. 7. Mumbles - 4:07
  8. 8. Like a Boat on the Water - 5:37
  9. 9. Let's Get It On - 4:23
  10. 10. Conversation - 5:32
  11. 11. Looky Here - 4:57
  12. 12. I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothin' - 4:04

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