National Music Reviews
DAVID HARNESS/CHARLES SPENCER
“THE TABOO JAZZ EP”
Conceived and created by labelhead Charles Spencer and the legendary David Harness, this diverse three-tracker is worth your time! Love-side features “Breezy’s Groove,” laden with organic jazz-riffed guitar over a synthetic bass-line; it’s a melodic complex mixed with syncopated rhythms. “Tribal Stomp” is possibly the peak-timer of this EP. Equal with the sounds of DJ Gregory and Marques Wyatt, this Brazilian/African sounding tune keeps it bumpin’ into the night. Slap side holds the title track of this record. The long-awaited The Taboo Jazz EP is a host of live instruments: saxophone, jazzy chords and 70s muted guitar; isn’t it about time you picked it up? Also, check out “Heartbeat Vol. 1,” mixed by David Harness, coming soon. www.loveslap.com
This review originally appeared in Headphones, December 2004, Issue 192.