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Lack of Afro Presents Jazz Crates

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Loopmasters bring you Lack of Afro Jazz Crates – modern soul-jazz slant on classic hard bop, effortlessly channelling the spirit of the golden Blue Note era of jazz. All content is 100% Royalty Free and delivered with the passion, pride and high performance you’d expect from lack of Afro and his accomplices.

Lack of Afro Jazz Crates is performed by The Jazz Defenders; a group born out of a deep love for Blue Note Records – specifically the hard bop recordings of Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan and Art Blakey. They’ve worked with a variety of internationally acclaimed artists such as Nigel Kennedy, Massive Attack, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Get The Blessing, Simon Spillet, Alan Barnes, Rodriguez & Nostalgia 77, as well as playing at venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Cafe & The 606 Club.

Jazz Crates comprises of 1.19GB of content with 240 Loops bursting with incredible musicianship combined and the engineering skills of Rudy Van Gelder. You’ll find these sounds authentic to the ancient ritual of crate-digging – Do not expect clean individual stems here, due to the authentic live recording with all musicians in one room there is bleed and background noises on some samples but don’t be put off as this only serves to add that “lifted off a record” feel. Jazz Crates has a faithful selection of Jazz instruments including Live Drums, Upright Piano, Fender Rhodes, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Upright Bass and more – to entice and delight your ears!

Six tracks are featured here, at tempos from 95-136BPM – and in a range of musical keys. These sessions were recorded, mixed and delivered in one take, resulting in a richly textured selection of sounds, delivering you samples with depth and character.

The equipment used includes: DDA AMR 24 Console, Altec 1612A Mic Pre / Limiter, Universal Audio 61076 Mic Pre Comp, API 3124 Mic Pre X4, Ridge Farm Gascooker Mic Pre, EMT 140 Plate Reverb Copicat Valve Tape Echo, AKG C12 VR Valve Condenser, Neumann 563 Valve Condenser, Rode NTK Valve Condenser, Barratt & Robinson Upright Piano, Fender Rhodes 73, Fender 1971 and a Vibrolux Ampeg B15

In detail expect to find 1.19 GB of content with 240 individual 24 Bit WAV files. These include 72 Live Drum Loops, 55 Horn Loops, 12 Bass & Drum Combi Loops, 10 Piano Loops, 9 Bass Loops, 3 Bass & Piano Combi Loops and 69 Bonus Mixed Groove Loops. 201 Rex2 Files are also included.

Lack of Afro Jazz Crates is a live selection of Jazz sounds to bring vibes and grooves to your music. 

Musicians featured on this collection

  • George Cooper - Piano, Rhodes, Band Leader
  • Nicholas Dover - Tenor Saxophone
  • Nicholas Malcolm - Trumpet
  • Will Harris - Upright & Electric Bass
  • Matt Brown - Drums


  • 1.19 GB
  • 24Bit 44.1KHZ
  • 72 Live Drum Loops
  • 55 Horn Loops
  • 12 Bass & Drum Combi Loops
  • 10 Piano Loops
  • 9 Bass Loops
  • 3 Bass & Piano Combi Loops
  • 69 Bonus Mixed Groove Loops
  • 201 rex2 Files

Note: The Demo song has been created and blended using the finished song masters so some content may not be found isolated within the loops.

Any references to any brands on this site/page, including reference to brands and instruments, are provided for description purposes only. For example references to instrument brands are provided to describe the sound of the instrument and/or the instrument used in the sample. Plugin Boutique do not have (nor do they claim) any association with or endorsement by these brands. Any goodwill attached to those brands rest with the brand owner. Plugin Boutique or its Suppliers do not accept any liability in relation to the content of the product or the accuracy of the description. "RHODES" is a registered trademark of Joseph A Brandstetter.

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