Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge present
Sunday Afternoon at Dingwalls
At the start of the electronic dance music scene as we know it, Gilles Peterson provided an alternative to "acid house" with "acid jazz." At noon every Sunday, Peterson and cohort Patrick Forge provided what was akin to church for clubbers. Called Talkin' Loud, these sessions were about the other side of club music. Focused on jazz — its offshoots and various interpretations — Talkin' Loud hit a note with dedicated followers that has endured to the present day. With Sunday Afternoon at Dingwalls, a double disc put together by the originators, Peterson and Forge, they bring the essence of that time to life again. While nothing will quite bring the reality alive once more, this collection comes as close as you can get with selections from Roy Ayers ("He's a Superstar") Mark Murphy's "Empty Faces," Pharaoh Sanders' "Origin," and A Tribe Called Quest's "Luck of Lucien." 4 stars.