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COMPOSERS: DJ Spooky
LABELS: Thirsty Ear
ALBUM TITLE: DJ Spooky
PERFORMER: DJ Spooky (samples), Joe McPhee (ts), Matthew Shipp (p), William Parker (b), Guillermo E Brown (d)
CATALOGUE NO: THI 57121.2 (distr. MacTwo)

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DJ Spooky frequently collaborates with jazz musicians, and this album suggests enormous possibilities for jazz, using the ‘artificial reality’ of sampled sound to broaden the expressive range of the music. It is an interesting experiment that could well become a signpost to the future. SN