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Stanton Davis & The Ghetto Mysticism Band - Isis Voyage (CD/2LP, Cultures Of Soul, 2014)

After the 2011 reissue of the cult 1977 jazz-funk album 'Brighter Days', Boston-based label Cultures Of Soul keeps on digging into the vaults of American trumpeter Stanton Davis. The original album is a killer, mind-blowing LP, between Pharoah Sanders and James Mason, ranging from blistering jazz-funk to sublime spiritual jazz. But a lot of tracks had to be edited to fit the original, single LP, and two superb tunes were even left on the side. Gathering them all into a new album filled with unreleased tracks, full length versions and alternate takes from the same sessions (plus remixes), this companion release is as essential. A kind of unique, wickedly funky, hypnotic post-Headhunters fusion you're gonna need in your collection if that's your thang! The two excellent remixes by UK disco legend Al Kent were also released as a limited 12 inch reviewed here.

Stanton Davis - Isis Voyage
Stanton Davis & The Ghetto Mysticism Band - Isis Voyage
Unreleased Music & Alternative Mixes From The Brighter Days Sessions
(CD/2LP) Cultures Of Soul COS007, 2014-04-15

Tracklisting :
01. Delta Six / Brighter Days (Previously Unreleased)
02. Funky Fried Tofu (Alternative Instrumental Version)
03. Things Cannot Stop Forever (Alternative Instrumental Mix)
04. High Jazz (Alternative Mix)
05. Isis Voyage (Previously Unreleased)
06. High Jazz (Reprise) (Alternative Mix)
07. Space-A-Nova (Alternative Version)
08. Odwalla (Previously Unreleased)
09. Things Cannot Stop Forever (Al Kent Version)
10. High Jazz (Al Kent Version)

Links :
Buy it on juno or bigcartel
Stanton Davis : discogs | official | wikipedia
Cultures of Soul : official | bigcartel | discogs | facebook | juno | parisdjs | soundcloud | twitter

Press Release :
The original spacey jazz funk sound of the Brighter Days album by Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism Band has been championed by everyone from Gilles Peterson to Andrew Mason of Wax Poetics to hip hop producer and rapper Madlib. Isis Voyage is a collection of unreleased music and alternative mixes from the Brighter Days sessions.

Many of the tracks on Brighter Days were shortened to be more accessible to the listening public. Isis Voyage contains the original, longer versions of many of these songs including "High Jazz" and "High Jazz Reprise." Back in October 2012 Stanton Davis and Cultures of Soul Records' label head, Deano Sounds, went into the studio to mix down tracks from the original multitrack reel to reel tapes. Two unreleased tracks, "Odwalla" and the title track "Isis Voyage," were among the material discovered while mixing down the music.

Also included are extended instrumental versions of "Things Cannot Stop Forever" and "Funky Fried Tofu." Bonus tracks include remixes of "Things Cannot Stop Forever" and High Jazz" by UK disco remix expert Al Kent.



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