MUSIC & MOVEMENT two (Mumo) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
More evidence of a global nu-jazz consciousness, the second Music & Movement collection of dance-floor-tested future house, Latin and jazz fusion neatly compiled by UK radio DJ Mike Chadwick (the popular host of Jazz FM's tastemaking Cutting Edge program) could just as easily be a two-disc document of back-to-back Jason Palma and John Kong sets at any given Movement night over the past year. Music & Movement... how's that for weird synchronicity? Slap on the first disc and, after hearing the Brooklyn Soul Boys' storming Fort Green Jazzmatazz, Wai Wan's Changes, Nu Spirit Helsinki's Seis Por Ocho and UFO's Suite Espangnole, you'll swear you're at Roxy Blu on a Friday night. A stellar survey of cool contemporary left-field floor-fillers that go down surprisingly well in the living room.