Jack Johnson is one talented man. When he's not surfing or recording laid-back, rootsy rock jams like those on his debut, Brushfire Fairytales, he's filming award-winning movies about surfing like the September Sessions. Oh, and naturally, he has a hand in its soundtrack, an eclectic and relaxing array of jam-band improvisation, bluesy licks, and jazz-flecked rhythms.
Johnson's solo contributions, including a cover of Jimmy Buffett's "Pirate Looks at 40," are stripped-down acoustic numbers with as much understated grace as Jeff Buckley. Other artists opt for more adornment, such as Ozomatli's percussive reggae/hip-hip fusion, the Bollywood funk horn rave-up "Ganges a Go-Go," and the hands-down highlight, Greyboy and Karl Denson collaborating on a hypnotic bite of modern jazz driven by funky, spring-fresh flute loops.
Sublime may have been the forbearer of breezy oceanside atmosphere, but this fantastic soundtrack takes laissez faire vibes to new levels — and emerges as yet another building block in the foundation of Jack Johnson's rapidly emerging chill-out empire.
|1. Pirate Looks At 40 – Jack Johnson|
|2. What Would You Rather Do – The September Sessions Band|
|3. Grey’s Groove – Greyboy Featuring Karl Denson|
|4. Willow Tree – G. Love & Special Sauce|
|5. Super Bowl Sundae - Ozomatli|
|6. Ganges A GoGo – Bambay The Hard Way|
|7. Thug Style – The September Sessions Band|
|8. Meaningless Conversation – Princes Of Babylon|
|9. Piglet’s Lament – Beat Down Sound|
|10. F-Stop Blues – Jack Johnson|