Wu-Tang meets dubstep, Wu-Tang meets indie rock, Wu-Tang meets dixie jazz, Wu-Tang meets The Beatles… The list of Wu-Tang Clan related mash-ups is endless. Now there’s the great ’37th Chamber’, a Wu-Tang Clan jazz mash-up album.
Inspired by Logan Walters’ redesign of Wu-Tang Clan album covers in the style of classic Blue Note Records album covers, Gerald Watson teamed up with his friend DJ 2-Tone Jones to create ‘Shaolin Jazz – the 37th Chamber’, a Wu-Tang-meets-jazz album which matches vocals from the Shaolin members with sounds from hand-picked classic jazz records.
Check an extensive article on the Wu-Tang Clan/jazz music symbiosis here. Watch the visual summary of the project below and keep scrolling to download the entire album.
1) The High Priestess of Chessboxin’
Lansana’s Priestess by Donald Byrd
2) Scalp ‘em (NFN)
Kasalefkut-Hulu by Mulatu Astatke
3) Blue Hype
Blacks & Blues by Bobbi Humphrey
4) Baby I Got Yo’ Love
Love Beams by Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
5) Mighty Method
Mighty Quinn by Ramsey Lewis
6) The Pit
The Sea Lion by Grover Washington Jr.
7) Killa Tape [interlude]
Equinox by John Coltrane
Astral C.R.E.A.M. (The Pharaoh-Jarel Beatdown Remix)
Astral Traveling by Pharaoh Sanders, along with Pharaoh’s Dream prod. by Jneiro Jarel (which is a reworking of the Pharaoh Sanders song)
8 ) The Brew Out
Uses elements from Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
9) Cutterz Fucka [interlude]
(C’mon an’) Play With Me by John Klemmer
10) Juggling Labels
John McLaughlin by Miles Davis
11) How Sly
Poinciana by Ahmad Jamal
12) Chameleon 500
Chameleon by Herbie Hancock; along with Footprints by A Tribe Called Quest (which sampled from Think Twice by Donald Byrd), Searching – The Africa 70 Version prod. by Osunlade (which is a reworking of Searching by Roy Ayers), Hot Music
prod. by Pal Joey (which sampled from Skain’s Domain by Wynton Marsalis) and elements of C’mon Baby prod. by Funkmaster Flex.
13) Cream Team’s Return
Slim’s Return prod. by Madlib (which is a reworking of The Look of Slim by Gene Harris and The Three Sounds)