UK tastemaker and globe-trotting DJ Gilles Peterson celebrates the 10th anniversary of his Talkin' Loud imprint with this heady snapshot of the soul jazz/funk scene past and present.
Regular listeners to Peterson's Worldwide radio program won't be that shocked by the double disc's tracklisting, but for the uninitiated, there's some great stuff here. The DJ deftly mixes it up between new and old school. The new tango beats of Paris's Gotan Project, Zero 7's orchestral classic This World and cuts by Kelis, Koop and Jill Scott sit alongside Sarah Vaughan's The Mystery Of Man, Rotary Connection's Respect and John Martyn's Solid Air. You should be so lucky to have a record cellar this deep. MG