If you know J-Dilla, Howie B, Common or Filla Brazilia, than – probably without realising – you also know René Costy. This is a great collection of library gems from the 70’s.
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A reputed classical violinist and music teacher on the one hand, a curious jazz cat on the other. A business man and control freak, but an artist and free spirit as well.
Still, rather little is known about René Costy. Small wonder: the Belgian musician and composer was in many, if not all, respects a singular man. The lure of international show business was wasted on him and consequently, his name has remained a well-kept secret.
But cream always rises to the top. Some twenty years after his passing, his work – finally – goes global.
Moreover, this being a selection out of more than 400 tracks from a virtuoso, versatile and insatiable artist, it’s hard to underestimate the importance of this compilation, which focuses on Costy’s library music production from the 70’s.