|1.||"Hot Taste Jam" (9:33)|
|1.||"Hot Taste Jam" (Phil Asher The Mighty Zaf re-edit) (8:31)|
If you've not heard of Sasaji Masanori, don't worry; while the Japanese keyboardist and producer was a member of Mariah (whose avant-garde explorations have long been staples in Balearic sets), his 1980 solo album, Hot Taste Jam, is unknown to all but a handful of jazz-funk and boogie collectors (and, yes, it does change hands for silly money online). Here, the title track from that set - a nine-minute jazz-funk/boogie fusion full of wavering, Herbie Hancock style Rhodes solos, punchy horns, atmospheric female vocals and rubbery slap bass - gets the reissue treatment for the first time. This time round, it's accompanied by a fresh re-edit from Phil Asher and the Mighty Zaf. While largely faithful to the original, the duo plays around with the arrangement to give it a little extra dancefloor potency, subtly chopping the length a little in the process.
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