Various Artists Mark Farina: Mushroom Jazz 5
Farina‘s Mushroom Jazz series has proven popular; each disc has presented a consistent, midtempo flow […]
Farina‘s Mushroom Jazz series has proven popular; each disc has presented a consistent, midtempo flow of house and jazz. This album‘s no different, and that‘s probably its biggest flaw, if one can call that a flaw. The disc is excellently mixed, on point and subtle and the programming‘s carefully done; standout tracks include The Strange Fruit Project‘s “Maintain,” threaded through with a simple jazz piano line, or DJ Numark‘s “Chali 2na Comin‘ Thru,” featuring vocals from the Jurassic 5 alum. Mark Farina holds his tracks to high standards, meaning this disc has plenty of head-nodding, groove-feeling moments.