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Gilles Peterson // Significant Album // #153

March 24, 2016

The year was 1989. Hackney born, Cleveland Watkiss’ first album, Green Chimneys is arguably one of his most innovative albums. Watkiss’ vocals are delirious, so ingenious and novel, not forgetting to mention the brilliant musicians connecting the dots to form this robust piece of work. Beautiful jazz, with vocals that sound something like Bobby McFerrin meets George Benson. With reference to Thelonious Monk, and elements deeply rooted in dub, brass and rich percussions.

Tracklist
A1 Green Chimneys II
A2 Newborn
A3 A Songstress (Gloomy Sunday / For All We Know / Goodbye)
B1 The Sea The Sky
B2 Seeds Of Sin II
B3 Puss In Boots
B4 Incandescent Dreams

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