Artist: TM Juke And The Jack Baker Trio
Album: Boto And The Second Liners
Label: Tru Thoughts
Released: 08 Sep 2009
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Latin
Style: Nu Jazz / Broken Beat / Soul / Downtempo / Dancehall
Format: mp3 vbr
Total Size: 73.5 Mb
1. Portion Of A Recording (1:22)
2. That Gut Feeling feat. Andreya Triana (5:02)
3. Echo’s From The Surface (2:46)
4. Spread It On feat. Alice Russell (4:59)
5. Heads High(er) (5:04)
6. The Train (6:16)
7. Omak Besar (Big Waves) (6:51)
8. Rolling Stone To Landslide feat. Kathrin DeBoer (5:20)
9. Fortune Favours The Bold (3:32)
10. Party Favours feat. Gecko Turner (4:55)
11. Swamp Ska’s (3:26)
12. Yeah The Crab! (3:01)
TM Juke and The Jack Baker Trio present 'Boto And The Second Liners'. A feast of carnival-spirited songs, this is an original album of pure party music that pays homage to the different rhythms of the Americas, moving from the '80s New York street party feel of junkyard, go-go music and old school inspired hip hop; through the funk and soul of Memphis and the Mardi Gras of New Orleans; and south to Latin America and Brazilian samba. The record boasts some great guest performers - most notably singers Alice Russell, Kathrin deBoer of Belleruche and Andreya Triana, and genre-bending Spanish singer Gecko Turner (Lovemonk).
The 'Boto And The Second Liners' project was born when TM Juke and Jack Baker were on tour with the Alice Russell band, passing their time in airports and vans by cataloguing songs that could be reworked in a South American stylee. The original plan was for an album of covers, but once the pair got to work, the covers were dropped in favour of original rhythmic masterpieces. Written and recorded in less than two months, the album was all played live - not a sample in sight - and nearly all the percussion and drums are single takes. The pair avoided ironing out too many creases and tried not to over-produce, and as a result the recordings have a rough and ready feel and that unique, palpable live energy.
TM Juke has built a reputation as a prolific and acutely talented musician, producer and DJ. His previous solo projects have encompassed soul, funk, hip hop and jazz; with sublime hooks and a spirit of experimentation. With two acclaimed solo albums for Tru Thoughts under his belt, he also produced and co-wrote some of Alice Russell's most highly acclaimed releases and he is one half of dancefloor-destroying duo Me&You. The Jack Baker Trio is, in fact, just Jack Baker, percussionist extraordinaire. His other high profile musical endeavours include playing in the Bonobo Live Band, which is how he became acquainted with the magical powers of Andreya Triana and Kathrin deBoer (Andreya is currently co-producing her first solo album with Bonobo, and Kathrin is the band's live frontwoman of choice).