Jan Hammer Group: Don’t You Know
on 09 February 2014
This week's #PrivateJam is selected by the man behind London-based music blog, Amateurism, who regularly delivers obscure tracks in the form of "daily vibes." Of Jan Hammer Group's "Don’t You Know," Leo Walton explains, "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. One of the all-time sunrise/morning records for me—you try and not skip when you step after starting your day with this one."