Reviews for "I Do Not Know How to Love You in English"
permalink Tue, Apr 3, 2012 @ 9:08 PM
“Oh Lord” was the first remix of mine to get an Ed. Pick- and, well… let’s just say this track reminds me the bar’s been raised a bit higher since then (cough)!
Jeris combines smoky jazziness, Javolenus fretwork, and tight modern production to provide a funky and focused bed for Suzi Q’s riveting poetry and song.
permalink Wed, Apr 4, 2012 @ 4:13 AM
A most excellent use of samples. Those two Suzi Q. Smith vocals complement each other nicely and Javolenus’ guitar is perfect. That other string instrument must be the kora? I’m not familiar but a definite sample download. A very fine production indeed.
Thanks Speck, yeah that’s the Kora. It’s a fascinating African stringed instrument. Their history is passed through the songs. The masters memorize close to a hundred songs and some of these songs can be hours long. Well, that’s what I was told once anyway.
permalink Wed, Apr 4, 2012 @ 6:29 AM
brilliant & sophisticated combo with one of the best poets in america combined with a very unique B/T. a plethora of ’s UP! with the sound of finger snaps in the background.
permalink Wed, Apr 4, 2012 @ 7:10 AM
Nicely woven tapestry. Lotsa warm colours.
permalink Wed, Apr 4, 2012 @ 12:50 PM
Everything is amazing about this mix. Naturally, your backing track is poetry in music. Your music is always outstanding. Suzi Q’s voice, whether singing or speaking, has depth and resonance, as do her words. Just wonderful.
permalink Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 4:49 AM
Hi Jeris — don’t know how I missed this one, but have just been catching up after a load of distracting life stuff. Anyways, thanks for including my stuff on this — a real privilege, especially as the vocal is such a star performance. The whole thing hangs together nicely and with a cool beat. I especially like the Rhodes. But yeah — another great track.