Digger's holy grail of French jazz funk! Cortex's Troupeau Bleu is an obscure piece of jazz fusion sounds that fetches serious coinage on the secondary market. Its samples have shown up on releases by everyone from DJ Cam and MF Doom to Fat Joe and Rick Ross. Once you drop the needle on the record it's easy to see way. Smooth and funky straight out of the gate, Cortex waste no time in setting the mood. Deep grooves give way to mellow female vocals; upright bass leads the way for lyrical piano improvisations. Synth sounds pop up here and there, adding a futuristic air to the recordings. Recommended.
- music label: Trad Vibe Records (France) 1975 / 2013
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 04/2014
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