|Me And My Lady|
|The Sky Is Falling|
|SLOLP019||Hello Skinny||Hello Skinny (LP, Album)||Slowfoot||SLOLP019||UK||2012|
|SLOCD019||Hello Skinny||Hello Skinny (CD, Album)||Slowfoot||SLOCD019||UK||2012|
Channelling influences including UK jazz, New Jersey house and Chicago footwork, it’s the melodies – played on trombone, tenor sax and the keys – which are the bright-shining, consistent thread throughout. Over the past thirty years, dance music has splintered off into a myriad web of different styles and tribes. But in the beginning, things were different: starting with New York’s late ‘70s disco boom, the city’s fertile club scene co-mingled hip-hop, R&B, punk and the avant-garde. For Hello Skinny, that open-minded attitude serves as inspiration for Watermelon Sun. Recorded in free-form, improvised live sessions, it sees that broad-minded club lineage channelled through London’s genre-blurring, jazz-influenced vanguard.
Channelling influences including UK jazz, New Jersey house and Chicago footwork, it’s the melodies – played on trombone, tenor sax and the keys – which are the bright-shining, consistent thread throughout.
Hello Skinny, Worldwide FM. Listen. Tom Skinner AKA Hello Skinny drops in for a guest mix of favourites from the worlds of jazz, electro and the avant-garde. Baby Dodds – Spooky Drums, No. 1 // USA Jackie McLean & Michael Carvin – De I Comahlee Ah // USA Max Roach – Tears or Johannesburg // USA Anthony Williams – Echo // USA Miles Davis – Dual Mr Tillman Anthony // USA Andrew Hill – Illusion // USA Herbie Hancock – Hidden Shadows // USA Human Chain – La La La // UK Burnt