Look Who’s Talkin All Dat Jazz

Posted by Maria Miaoulis in Jazz Events, News

July 29th, 2010   2 Comments »

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Musician and producer Shephatiah's album aims to bridge the gap between jazz lovers and hip hop fans.

A post recently caught my attention, and I thought Jazzville, NJ readers would find it just as interesting. So here goes:

What do you get when you mix classic jazz melodies and modern hip hop beats? No, it’s not Jay-Z or any of his peers doing a rap rendition of “Moanin.” Surprisingly, you’re given a 19-track jazz compilation of blues and soul numbers with a DJ vibe to usher in a new era of jazz.

Musician and producer Shephatiah’s “Look Who’s Talkin All Dat Jazz” is trying to bridge the gap between jazz and hip hop audiences who ironically listen to the same kind of music, but don’t realize it. That’s because most of the music that R&B and urban artists perform and that’s popular with kids today can actually be traced back to the jazz that we listen to.

With this album, Shephatiah channels the creativity and spontaneity of open band sessions where musicians played unscripted, instead drawing inspiration from each other. After giving it a brief listen on Amazon, I have to admit it’s pretty good.

If you’re just as curious as I was, you can preview the album here. Let me know what you think!

  • Shephatiah

    Thank you for the recent review of my Jazz album back in 2010 and for understanding where i was coming from and going with when i created this album which to this day is one of my favorite works i have ever created,I have been working on a follow up album soon to be release i will let you know the title date soon. I made Look who’s talkin all dat Jazz back in 2005 and it’s still in demand today. again thank you for this wonderful review of my album god bless and thank you

    Shephatiah

    • Maria Miaoulis

      Hi there Shephatiah! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment 🙂 I’m very glad to hear about your success with “Look Who’s Talkin All Dat Jazz” and wish you all the best on your follow up album as well! I look forward to hearing and reviewing it here on Jazzville, NJ, so please do keep us posted!

      Best wishes,
      Maria