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The Jive-Ass All-Stars: Streetwalkin' Blues

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Riding the burgeoning wave of enthusiasm for horny, salacious music sparked by the Academy Award-winning rap song “It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp from the movie Hustle and Flow, a number of smooth jazz's brightest stars have produced a remarkably soporific new album, Streetwalkin' Blues, using a hybrid musical style they've labeled Contemporary Rap and Porn (CRAP).

While not every member of the Jive-Ass All-Stars plays on every track, the group encompasses half a dozen saxophones, flute, guitar, steel pans, piano, bass and a vocal trio. “The instrumentation may seem a bit unusual, says producer Slick Willie Clanton, “but ...



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