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Bossa Nova Is Not A Crime

by The Juju Orchestra

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moongold This music makes me smile and move my feet. Success!
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Shaggy Maggot In a better world alongside less war and a lot less serfdom I may well have been listening to Mardi Gras BB - another jazzy German combo I didn't come across until booked for Celtic Connections in 2013 - and eagerly awaiting release of this back in 2007.

A timeless groove that have no difficulty imagining James Brown strutting to or Brecker Brothers blowing with and that when am too decrepit body will still want to move to. Favorite track: Kind Of Latin Rhythm.
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“Hipness is not a state of mind, it’s a fact of life…”

Ladies and Gentleman, here comes the long awaited longplayer by one of the most favorite bands in the international clubjazz – scene over the last years. Eight tracks, no filler in sight, everyone has the quality for a timeless diamond. Guest appearances by Carolyn Leonhart, Katia B, Robert Smith and Terry Callier.

The Juju Orchestra was founded 2004 by Rare Groove - dj & vinyl – nerd Fab DJ Sammy and producer/sound engineer Oliver Belz. They are based in Braunschweig / Germany, right in the middle of nowhere between Hamburg, Berlin and Hannover. later on in 2006 Ralf Zitzmann from Agogo Records joined the band of his friends.

Some of their musical idols are Caetano Veloso, Charlie Parker, Miles Davies, Steely Dan, Stan Getz ( just to name a few…). Of course they are influenced by all of them, but the Juju’s created their own language - like every important artist does. In some words: contemporary Soul, Jazz and Latin music with a vintage sound.

In 2005 the first single release ‘Kind Of Latin Rhythm / Funky Nassau’ entered the peak position of the German Club Charts. Great reactions from around the world followed, by famos dj’s as well as by the audience. the next 12” ‘Take Four / Hip Shake’ did it the same way. On the album you can find a new vocal version of ‘Hip Shake’ with lyrics and voice of Terry Callier.

It was absolutely a great honour to work with such blessed artists as Terry, Robert Smith, who runs his own orchestra for Caribbean Music in Hamburg, Katia B from Brazil and Carolyn Leonhart, background singer for mighty Steely Dan, showing her outstanding talent on ‘What Is Hip ?’ and the Steely Dan cover ‘Do It Again’.

The rest is music.

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released March 19, 2007

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