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The favourite deejay of music-gurus Gilles Peterson, LTJ Bukem and Peter Kruder listens to the exotic name of Rainer Trüby. Kruder’s admiration even led him to write a track as a tribute to Trüby’s monthly Root Down clubnight in Freiburg. In a not so distant past a member of A Forest Mighty Black, Rainer now makes the sun shine with his widely hyped Trüby Trio, a joint project with Christian Prommer and Roland Appel of Fauna Flash. Wild horses couldn’t drive ‘A-Go-Go/Carajillo’ (12-inch) and ‘Prima Vera’ (track on ‘Glücklich III’) out of the better charts. The original organic blend of Brazilian rhythms and modern beats also characterises their remixes for Peace Orchestra, Mr. Gone, Yasushi Ide, Nitin Sawhney, Bobby Matos and Frederic Galliano.
Guidance Recordings from Chicago has stunned us over the last few years by releasing open-minded house-music. Their label work has brought us the track "Ife Bobowa" by Brother of Soul. It was a big surprise to find this treasure on a House 12" b-side - a very live sounding house-bossa-brazil-burner. By choosing this track Rainer displays the opening of different musical scenes toward each other in their search for common grounds.
From Chicago we move over the Atlantic to France to discover a brilliant recording, "Samba" by Jean-Claude Kerinec/Mamba Percussion, a Batucada with playful jazz-drums. This is an old one for the future.
Boozoo Bajou with their "Night Over Manaus" Bossa catches the listener with intricate vocal sampling and a downtempo-groove. These guys are the latest members of the new "Neue Deutsche Welle" built on Brazilian sun.
Lets move over to a real club-classic "Ye Mele" (Luiz Carlos Vinhas) interpreted by Brazil Selection. Covered by many artists - including Sergio Mendes - this particular version is an obscure recording for conaisseurs and one of the most finest interpretations of this brazil-standard yet. When most people think of Brazil they think of "Rio" so did the Dutchman Nico Gomez on his recording "Rio" - uplifting summer madness with brazil vocals and a wicked piano riff.
Back to the newer school Cosmo Vitelli with "We Don't Need No Smurf Here" brings us a French hybrid retro bossa - electronics vs. American spaghetti western guitars. The last "glücklich" classic comes from a South-American in Germany Evaldo Montenovo’s "Chili Con Carne". Hot like chili this offbeat bossa shuffler does the job. Rainer told us that Montenovo is somehow associated with the Catch-up crew (check Glücklich 1).
To finish things off on the electronical side of things Rainer chose three tracks that fuse Brazilian feeling with the beat and bass-sensitivity of the 90ies:
Modaji earn our deepest respect for they have bewitched us with their incantory rhythm magic. These London-based guys offer us a deep cosmic vibe that always manages to stay upfront. The French duo Tom & Joyce with "Vai Minha Tristeza -Mr. Bob S.-remix" deliver a charming Brazil house joint with intricate guitar-play and touching vocals. Here Mr. Bob Sinclair undoubtly proves his talents for more lyrical material - deep authenticity paired with exotic charm "Belle Affaire" from the German duo Tab Two gets a remix treatment by the Trüby Trio. Again, well... Brazil-House. This recording was one of the first remixes of the Trio and never came out commercially.
And if one of these days you get a call from Sergio Mendes, be sure it's not our favourite celebrity impersonator Rainer Trüby. We are sure that this selection will make listeners and dancers alike "glücklich".
Liner Notes by Daniel W. Best @ Jazzanova
Highly anticipated first full-length album from Rainer Truby, Chris Prommer and Roland Appel. Truby Trio collaborated with such acclaimed vocalists as Wummi, Joseph Malik, and Marcus Begg to give the album a strong vocal and lyrical focus. Digipak. Compost Records. 2003. -- amazon.com