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LP released: Jul 26, 2019
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Tracklisting:
1. A1. Miles Away
2. A2. One
3. A3. 1000 Rads
4. B1. Ken Russell
5. B2. Go For It
6. B3. Reverie
DAVID AXELROD
SERIOUSLY DEEP
Label: GET ON DOWN
Cat No: GET54100LP
Barcode: 664425410013
Packaging: LP

The rediscovery of the music of David Axelrod in the 1990s
was a revelation to the scores of hip-hop and breakbeat DJs
that sampled him, but his composition genius was on display
as early as the 1960s. After producing and arranging major
critical and commercial hits for Lou Rawls, The Electric
Prunes, David McCallum, and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley,
he was encouraged by Capitol Records to record and
produce solo material. Coming right on the heels of
The Beatles' revolutionary 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's
Lonely Heart's Club Band, Axelrod would produce a slew of
instrumental baroque pop records, which were intricately
orchestrated, fused elements of jazz, psychedelic rock,
chamber music, and neo-classical, and tackled issues of
mental enlightenment, environmental impact, and would be
hailed by critics as highly ambitious pieces of conceptual art.
The albums Song Of Innocence (1968), Songs Of
Experience (1969), and Earth Rot (1970) are most often
hailed as David Axelrod's finest moments, but little is
mentioned of the producer's 1970s material. Among these
records is Seriously Deep, his lone album recorded for
Polydor, and an unheralded gem of jazz-rock fusion. On
Seriously Deep, Axelrod dispenses with the heavily
orchestrated measures of previous works to conduct a
powerhouse crew of session musicians, including Leon
Ndugu Chancler of Santana on drums, Mailto Correa on
percussion, Jim Hughart on bass, Joe Sample on electric
keys, and many others, with production from frequent Axelrod
collaborators Cannonball Adderley and Jimmy Bowen.
Seriously Deep is an obscure release, but also one of David
Axlerod's tightest, and most exploratory ones. Across six
tracks, Axelrod and his collective of players dip in and out of
bounding jazz-funk, Afro-Latin grooves, cinematic flourishes,
psychedelic synth washes, and blaring big band horns. It's a
singularly insular curiosity of musical impressionism that's
equal parts brooding and joyous, a definitive part of Axelrod's
discography, and a well of sample material for tracks by
Mobb Deep, Large Professor, The Black Eyed Peas, and
Beanie Siegel, among others.

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