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Illy B Eats Vol 2 CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60630243
UPC: 680490101328
UPC 14: 00680490101328
Release Date: 4/6/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Pedestal Of Ill-Fate ~ Billy Martin
2. Rocking Man ~ Billy Martin
3. Tree Of Truth ~ Billy Martin
4. Apprentice, The ~ Billy Martin
5. Wishmaker ~ Billy Martin
6. Jersey 1 ~ Billy Martin
7. Invisible Path ~ Billy Martin
8. Shacklyn ~ Billy Martin
9. Sweeping Up ~ Billy Martin
10. Illstraction ~ Billy Martin
11. Bam Bip - (bonus track) ~ Billy Martin
12. Lucky Charm ~ Billy Martin
13. Invention Necklace ~ Billy Martin
14. Secret Bearer ~ Billy Martin
15. Root Man ~ Billy Martin
16. Pan Ninja ~ Billy Martin
17. Wand Magic ~ Billy Martin
18. Ladder ~ Billy Martin
19. Embryo - (CD only, bonus track) ~ Billy Martin

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Illy B (drums, percussion); John Medeski (keyboards); Eddie Bobe (congas).
Muze PNote Recorded between 1999 & 2003.
Muze PNote Personnel: Billy Martin (bamboo flute, drums, talking drum, cowbells, caxixi, percussion, gong); John Medeski (keyboards); Eddie Bobe (congas).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Scott Harding; Michael Fossenkemper; Billy Martin .
Muze PNote Some jazz musicians could care less what occurs outside of jazz; if it isn't straight-ahead acoustic jazz, they aren't interested. But other jazzmen not only acknowledge that other genres of music have merit -- they enthusiastically embrace them. Billy Martin, the Martin in Medeski, Martin & Wood, does exactly that on illy B Eats, Vol. 2, which finds the drummer in a hip-hop state of mind. This instrumental CD isn't an album of rapping any more than it is a hardcore jazz project; rather, illy B Eats, Vol. 2 offers the sort of breakbeats that a rapper's DJ (or a club DJ, for that matter) would find useful. Breakbeats, of course, have been a part of hip-hop since the late '70s -- they were used by hip-hop pioneers like Grandmaster Flash and Kool DJ Herc, and they're still a hip-hop tool in the 21st century. illy B Eats, Vol. 2 is a sequel to 2001's illy B Eats, Vol. 1, which was also a collection of breakbeats and only came out on vinyl at the time (a rarity for the early 2000s). This 2004 release, however, is available on both CD and LP, and whatever the format, it must be stressed that Martin's illy B Eats series is far from a carbon copy of the drummer's jazz-oriented work with Medeski, Martin & Wood. While that group's specialty is experimental jazz (with funk, rock, and hip-hop influences), this album is best described as instrumental hip-hop and funk -- and it would be technically inaccurate to call Vol. 2 electronica because Martin (who is joined by Eddie Bobe on congas) plays these breakbeats instead of programming them electronically. Vol. 2, like Vol. 1, is primarily for DJs, but non-DJs who can appreciate rhythm for the sake of rhythm will find a lot to enjoy about Martin's percussive side project. ~ Alex Henderson

Producer: Scott Harding; Scotty Hard; Billy Martin

Engineer: Scott Harding; Michael Fossenkemper; Scotty Hard; Billy Martin

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist John Medeski

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/20/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 13
Music Label Name Label : Amulet Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00680490101328

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Martin,Billy
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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