Jay-Z and The Jason Parker Quartet – Together At Last!

by Jason on February 11, 2011 · 10 comments

in Nick Drake Project

Separated at Birth???

In a strange twist of fate, The JPQ may have just become the only band in history to have a remix released before the album from which the remake comes!

I’ll tell you the story of how this came to pass. But first, click the “play” button below to listen to the track while you read on…

You may know that I play with an incredible rapper/hip-hop guru called Spekulation. Spek, as we call him, is super talented as a lyricist, performer, producer and beat maker. He also likes to cut shit up and stitch it back together in strange and wonderful ways.

Not thinking about any of this, I sent him some rough mixes of the forthcoming JPQ Nick Drake CD because I respect his ears and wanted to hear what he thought. What I got back was this remix. He cut up our take of “Day Is Done” with Jay-Z’s “Can’t Knock The Hustle”, and lo and behold it was magic! Spek then asked for more mixes, so I sent him all 10 tracks. He cut ’em all up with various Jay-Z tunes and we now have a full remix album, completed before the original tunes. Go figure…

So enjoy this little sneak-peak into not one, but two forthcoming CD’s! You’ll get to hear the rest sometime toward the end of March.

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Eric Akre February 11, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Great stuff Jason. I posted this song on FB. I played drums with Jason Parker in 2001(Carrie Akre Live). Then recorded him in 2002, on a Heather Duby Record. Good guy and a pro.
Amazing sounds!! Buy this people!!!

Eric Akre

Bill Berry February 11, 2011 at 4:10 pm


Jet Harrington February 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm


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February 12, 2011 at 7:34 am

YES!! That junk is awesome. I love it!

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February 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

Cool mix!

Amy Stolzenbach February 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

Like Eric, I played with Jason from 2002-2004 in Carrie Akre’s band. I’m really looking forward to the new JPQ album so having a preview-cut-up-shit-and- stitched-back-together version to jam to is such a nice surprise because it TOTALLY WORKS!!! So fresh and dope n’ shit. Wow! Even if I didn’t know Jason, and I heard this cut on KEXP (please get it to them!) I would buy it. (That’s a compliment right?……)

DS February 15, 2011 at 7:10 am

Sent over by Techdirt– very, very nice.

Andrew February 16, 2011 at 5:04 am

This is great! Also found you via Techdirt (thanks, Mike :). Going to dig out djBC’s Wu Orleans now…

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