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Jan Hammer Group

Jazz and pop musician and composer from Prague

Armando Bellmas
Armando Bellmas
Jan Hammer Group

Today on Ecléctico you're listening to Czech composer and musician Jan Hammer and a recording he made with his group in 1977 that sounds like a deep cut from a Daft Punk album. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from a short feature on Cool Hunting.

"Don't You Know" by Jan Hammer Group
1977 | Jazz and pop musician and composer from Prague

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First of all, take three minutes out of your life to listen to this record right now (preferably loud and undisturbed). I know, it’s very special, right?! Now take into account that this was released in 1977, from a group led by a white Czech composer (albeit a very talented one), and then listen back again to appreciate just how amazing (and soothing) this song really is. Backed up by what could be described as jazz-fusion-techno-soul, the combination of sounds and the programming of where they all fit in, with the moody (very modern sounding) tech synth at either end just blows me away every time. This isn’t just ahead of its time, it’s still ahead of the time we currently reside in.

Czech Republic