A smooth jazz studio supergroup led by saxophonist Kim Waters, Streetwize feature a roster of urban jazz all-stars including singer Maysa Leak and guitarist Ken Navarro. The idea of collaboration is nothing new to jazz — smooth or otherwise — the twist here is that Streetwize perform current rap and R&B radio hits. Their first album, Streetwize: Smooth Urban Jazz, was released by Shanachie in 2002 and featured versions of Mystikal’s “Shake It Fast,” Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat,” and D’Angelo’s “Brown Sugar.” A second album, Work It, appeared the next year with Kim Waters and company polishing the edges off tracks made popular by Missy Elliott, Erykah Badu, and Jennifer Lopez.
Edited by TAIRIXX on 20 Mar 2010, 01:25
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