9 Lazy 9 is an acid jazz/downtempo group on the Ninja Tune label. Operating out of Italy in 1992, they soon gained respect for their first album Paradise Blown. Their sound, distinctively more sun than North Sea, is a smoky Mediterranean mix of vines and good times. Keir Fraserello and James Bradell (also of Funki Porcini and performing here under the guise of Giacomo Braddellini) had been making music for many years in different guises before combining forces in Rome in the early nineties. They have been working with some of Italy's finest musicians on their latest album, Sweet Jones, recorded in the Umbrian Hills near Orvieto. Gianluca Petrella plays trombone, Mishael Levron guitar; Manù Bandettini plays flute with Adriano Tirelli on bassoon.
Track listing: Life Goes on & OnElectric Lazy LandSkarakeshB Hip & ShopNo. 2Monk's DreamTrainVery GentlySwingpoolCheckin' on YouNo. 9What's NewHigh FashionMeet the VodaRoughport InventionGolden OldieSpecial 8