MOVEMENT featuring DJ Rainer TRUBY with AKI, DEE JAY NAV, A Man CALLED WARWICK and JoHN KONG at Roxy Blu (12 Brant) Friday (March 23). $12/advance, $15 door. 416-504-3222. Rating: NNNNN
with freiburg funkateer Rainer Trüby spinning typically righteous rare groove and nu-jazz at Movement Friday night and his Trüby Trio collaborators Christian Prommer and Roland Appel unveiling their latest Fauna Flash creation, Fusion, at Fez Batik Saturday, it's easy to see why the threesome's overdue debut album has now been pushed back to "sometime in 2002."In the meantime, they'll need to finish remixing tracks for Bebel Gilberto and Bootsy Collins and compile a mixed disc for K7's ace DJ Kicks series when they're not rocking parties from Stuttgart to San Francisco.
Those impatient for something new from the Trüby Trio will need to track down the advance 12-inch for Trüby's dance jazz comp Glücklich IV (Compost), which includes the Brazilian-flavoured banger Alegre.
The hugely popular Glücklich series not only uncovered some mind-blowing lost treasures of 70s Euro-fusion but also gave a few lesser-known jazzers like Kitty Winter a second crack at a career. Add breakbeater Klaus Weiss of Niagara fame to that list.
"I first met drummer Klaus Weiss in a record shop in Munich," recalls Trüby before a Seattle session. "After I put one of his tracks on a Glücklich compilation, he discovered the whole rare groove market and how these young people were spending big money on old jazz albums.
"The musicians who made those records were colleagues of his, many of whom were dying. He knew they often had very large record collections, so he started going around and buying them up and reselling them. So he's now enjoying a second career as a record hustler."