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Fredfades and Eikrem – ‘Jazz Cats’

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Essential Listening

Fredfades has steadily been making a name for himself within the hip-hop circles worldwide as one of the most genuinely jazz inflected producers around.

So what happens when he joins up with the gifted jazz trumpeter Kristoffer Eikrem for a full LP release? Needless to say, the project lives up to its title “Jazz Cats“. The two enlist several other jazz musicians on this innovative LP, as well as rappers like Ivan Ave. Somehow the many voices and hands involved all fit smoothly into the format, as Fred’s unique beat aesthetics and Eikrem’s silky melodies solidly combine in an organic sounding piece.

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