This Frankie Feliciano production is one of my absolute favourite jazzy House records.
The spirit of the Jazz movement is totally intact here, which is a rare case in the dance music world where a sax loop is considered a jazzy thing.
What we have here is a stunning fusion of raw House and Jazz. Things start out mellow but with a heavy backing track, then when the break and bridge come, a killer sax solo leaves me speechless every time I hear this. It’s all about the beginning of this solo, it starts out right to the point in a rough fashion that takes the track to a whole other level.
This 12″ is always in heavy rotation for me after 20 years, a perfect one to get the party going or just mellow out after a frenzy. There’s also another version of this on the “Ricanstruction” imprint which contains different mixes. Essential raw-moody-heavy-jazzy business!
Track taken from The RAWHOUSE SUPREME – Show #165. Listen below.