Manj

by Joomanji

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sage cualbrillo In a world where young people are afraid of jazz, this is an amazing find. Saara Maria brings in enough sweetness, and the rap game is fresh. Favorite track: Around The World (Feat. Austin, Chris Young The Rapper, & Arielle Deem).
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Yellowjacket Wow. I've really been waiting for something like this for a long time; so glad I discovered it today! Incredibly rich vibes and the vocals are so creamy. This is a must-get Favorite track: Somethin' Out Of Nothin (Feat. Saara Maria).
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F. David An instant classic. I wish more people would discover this album. Lindsay's voice is incredible. Favorite track: Spread Too Thin (Feat. Lindsay Olsen) (Remastered).
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KΔSPER absolutely unreal blend of jazz and hip/hop. Love the chill vibes. Seriously check Joomanji out. Favorite track: Spread Too Thin (Feat. Lindsay Olsen) (Remastered).
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Laurent Fintoni A beautiful album of soothing grooves and lush melodies, perfect for daydreaming and longing for better shores. Favorite track: Around The World (Feat. Austin, Chris Young The Rapper, & Arielle Deem).
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The creation of Manj took place over a 2 year period. The resulting track list is a reflection of the ongoing evolution of our creative pallets over that period. Manj was recorded at the UC Santa Cruz Electronic Music Studios and CalArts Dizzy Gillespie Studio, then mastered at Waterland Studios in Venice, Italy.

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released January 22, 2013

MANJ

Joomanji:
Jonah Christian - Keyboard/Piano, Bass, Production
Amir Oosman - Drums/Percussion
Robert Finucane - Keyboard/Piano

Special Guests:

Devin The Dude - Vox on "Toasted"
Carlitta Durand - Vox on "Divided"
Saara Maria - Vox
Nick Bianchini - Trumpet on "Somethin Out of Nothin," "Bustin Loose," "Chasin Rhymes," "Chasin (Afterlude)," "Impediment," "Free," "Spread too Thin"
Lindsay Olsen - Vox on "Impediment," "Spread too Thin," & "Where Are You"
Kevin Cameron - Bass/Engineering on "Somethin Out of Nothin," "Bustin' Loose," & "Sweet Music"
Austin - Vox on "Around the World," "I'm Fine," "Bustin Loose"
Chris Young The Rapper - Vox on "Around the World"
Te-Diggs - Raps on "Free"
Aisha Daniel - Vox on "Free"
Nikki Mokover - Sax on "Where Are You"
Jamal Moore - Flute on "Around the World"
Emile Martinez - Trumpet on "Sweet Music"
Iris Delile - Poetry on "Around The World"
Nery Kim - Keyboard on "Around The World"
Zephyr Culbertson-Adee - Bass on "Where Are You"
Matt Goff - Drums on "Impediment," "Where Are You"
Arielle - Vox on "Around the World"
Jackie Owens - Vox on "I'm Fine"
Joe Salcedo - Bass on "Around The World"

Album Art By Raphael Cornford

Mastered by Cristiano Verardo @ Waterland Studios in Venice, Italy

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Joomanji Santa Cruz, California

Created by Jonah Christian, Amir Oosman, and Robert Finucane, our productions consist of live recordings of the instrumentalists in our collective (Drums, Rhodes, Sax, Trumpet, Bass) mixed intermittently with vinyl sample chops. The resulting music is a fusion of crisp instrumental sound and that vintage vinyl vibe that so many of us hip hop heads have grown to love. ... more

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Track Name: Divided (Feat. Carlitta Durand)
Make Sure You Remember Me.
Track Name: Spread Too Thin (Feat. Lindsay Olsen) (Remastered)
Don't want to see love cavin' in because your walls are drawn out too thinly