Ronny Jordan | Straight-Up Street

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Grant Green Ronny Jordan Wes Montgomery

More Artists From
United States - NY - New York City

Other Genres You Will Love
Electronic: Acid Jazz Hip-Hop/Rap: Instrumental Hip-Hop Moods: Featuring Guitar
There are no items in your wishlist.

Straight-Up Street

by Ronny Jordan

Jazz Guitar driven hip hop fused with elements of funk, rock, acid jazz and some turntabilism over various break beats & rare grooves featuring Midi Guitar.
Genre: Electronic: Acid Jazz
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. On Point
Share this song!
X
5:04 $0.99
2. Bringin' It
Share this song!
X
3:55 $0.99
3. One of a Kind
Share this song!
X
5:21 $0.99
4. Back Alley
Share this song!
X
3:59 $0.99
5. Straight-Up Street
Share this song!
X
4:52 $0.99
6. The Block
Share this song!
X
5:31 $0.99
7. 0 to 60
Share this song!
X
3:44 $0.99
8. Strat-Egy
Share this song!
X
4:44 $0.99
9. Never Forget
Share this song!
X
4:34 $0.99
10. Mad Flow
Share this song!
X
4:26 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
On this, my 9th solo release, aside from the regular nods to the legendary guitarists from the world of jazz, funk, blues and rock whose highly influential work continues to inspire me to no end, a whole new world had opened up in order for me to both enter and embrace the new reality and fully recognize the unlimited possibilities of the Midi Guitar which as a result was used to record the following parts: upright bass - tracks 1 & 6, vibes - tracks 1, 6 & 10, Fender Rhodes - tracks 2, 4, 9 & 10, piano - track 9, horn stabs - track 10. electric bass - tracks 6 & 8, Midi bass - tracks 4 & 9, lush pads - tracks 3 & 10 and orchestral symphonic - track 5.

(As you will see below in the album personnel line up, no bassists or keyboard players were hired for this project).

I would also like to add that track 3 was written as a nod to the late legendary King of Pop, Michael Jackson, an artist whose talent was truly remarkable and one of a kind. And track 9 was also written as another nod to the late Jazz Rap pioneer GURU of both Gangstarr and Jazzmatazz fame, a brother who I will never forget for his sheer talent.

"Straight-Up Street" is for the most part, hip hop jazz and not to be confused with jazz hip hop which basically consists of 3-4 “live“ jazz musicians jamming together with a rapper and/or DJ, whereas on the other hand, hip hop jazz is primarily DJ driven where the DJ creates the foundation by utilizing various sounds, break beats and rare grooves hereby providing the back drop for a jazz musician(or two) to improvise over, an approach(No apologies here I‘m afraid)that I am extremely proud of and one that I can live with. Finally, many thanks for taking the time out to read this and should you dig this album, long may you enjoy.

Peace,

Ronny
6/15/12


ALBUM PERSONNEL

Ronny Jordan (Lead, Rhythm, Bass & Midi Guitars) – All tracks
Vernon Clark (Wah Wah Guitar) - track 10
DJ AP (MC) - track 1
Blowout (Turntables) – track 1
Dave “Mooreshiva” Moore (Drum Programming) - tracks 4, 5, 6 & 8
Written,, Arranged, Produced & Mixed by Ronny Jordan
Mastering by Robert Honablue
Album Artwork by Jesse Hayes








Reviews


to write a review

I do not like digital

I do not like digital
Ronny,
why is threre no chance to get your lasts works on cd support? I'm long time fan met you on 2008 at Blue Note NY with Mel & Buddy and still wating to get this stuff.