Jafrosax - New Standard Of The FuturePantone Music
Here we have the debut album from Tokyo's saxophonist Kaz Katuta aka Jafrosax which is produced by Yukihiro Fukutomi and Jazztronik. First thing you should know was that Vikter Duplaix features on "In The Morning" which was released as a single in 2005, with excellent remixes from Orto aka Faze Action and Jazztronik. Also featured are quality Japanese rapper Gaggle and the wonderful Yukimi Nagano who sounds as good as ever on "Drawn 2 You" and "Wait and See". Katuta has got the right balance between old and new here, and has even dared to re-work Underground Resistance's classic 2Hi Tech Jazz". Another fine selection from Pantone.
Simon Harrison, 02/06