Re: Marden Hill Question

D Alexander Bailey (
Mon, 25 Mar 1996 00:51:36 -0800 (PST)

I'll keep this really short. Needless to say, I think that all of these
are wonderful.

> Cadaquez Unless this has recently been reissued and I don't know about
it, this record is almost impossible to get. This was put out in '88 on
the now legendary (and long defunkt) el records label. No one who had the
sense to get it when it was available for about 3 minutes way back then is
going to want to part with it. It's not acid jazz at all, but rather
mostly instrumental pop, with very heavy fifties soundtrack overtones.

> 60 Minute Man 1993, on Trattoria's Mo'Music offshoot out of Japan. I
got Tower Records to special order it for me. This album the beginning
marks their transition in to acid jazz, a style in which they have finally
acheived notice outside of Japan. It's about 60% in their earlier style,
includes "Bardot", a track which warrants the price of a Japanese disc
alone. It also has about 4 tracks which we would definitely recognize as
aj. All of which turn up, (some remixed) on

> Blown Away
which is the one disc I would recommend to everyone on this list. And
the one disc that you have much chance of finding.