Saturday, October 13, 2007

Harlem Experiment

Sam "The Man" Taylor & His Cat Men Harlem Nocturne

I picked up a link to a fascinating new project called Harlem Experiment described on their website as follows:

It started in 2001 with a simple premise: take acclaimed musicians from a shared hometown but very different musical backgrounds, put them in a funky recording studio and have them create spontaneous art. From that humble thought came the Mighty Oak known around the world as the Philadelphia Experiment and hot on its heels the underground classic Detroit Experiment. And now after 4 years of crafty deliberation, ropeadope is breaking out the lab coats once again. We headed back into the studios, setting up shop in NYC and emerged with what is fast becoming the most anticipated record of the year. Grammy-winning producer Aaron "Ace" Levinson and ropeadope founder Andy Hurwitz have assembled another genre-bending tribute to perhaps America’s greatest cultural crown jewel – Harlem USA.

You can listen to samples of the music and take a tour of Harlem's rich history.

I posted up one of my fave atmospheric tracks inspired by Harlem from Sam "The Man" Taylor and and here are some photos from a visit I made to Harlem last year:

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