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People Of The Sun


  • Codice: 6792334
  • Produttore: Blue Note (USA)
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Fusion Jazz/Modern Jazz
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2018-11-16
kontynent: Ameryka Północna
kraj: USA
opakowanie: digipackowe etui
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Ostatnim przedsięwzięciem kompozytora i saksofonisty Marcusa Stricklanda była zainspirowana hip-hopem i mieszająca gatunki produkcja „Nihil Novi” z 2016 roku. Na swoim nowym albumie „People of the Sun” Strickland podąża podobną ścieżką w pełni kontrolując produkcje albumu jako wykonawca, kompozytor i producent. Przy wsparciu swojego zespołu Twi – Life Strickland podąża śladami afrykańskiej diaspory od teraźniejszości do przeszłości, próbując odkryć swoją muzyczną tożsamość.

„Myślę o tym skąd pochodzę”, mówi „i o tym jak to się łączy z tym, co stworzyliśmy tutaj jako Czarni Amerykanie” kontynuuje Strickland. Rezultatem jest album intensywny i piękny, pomysłowy i kontemplacyjny, łączący wpływy z Afryki Zachodniej i Ameryki.

Editor's Info:
On November 9th, Brooklyn composer-saxophonist Marcus Strickland will release his thrilling new record People of the Sun via Blue Note/Revive Music. The first track "Timing" is out now, which pairs Mitch Henry's shimmering organ with an astral trap beat. Kyle Miles' low end burbling along with Charles Haynes' rapid-fire snaps and pops gives us a drum 'n' bass-evoking jolt. Strickland's blowing glides over the bustling scene, which is fitting since he was imagining "being a black superhero, soaring through the air trying to save my people."

When last we heard from Strickland on 2016's Nihil Novi, he was experimenting with hip-hop-inspired production, blending genres with a little help from album producer Meshell Ndegeocello. In the process, something big happened: "I was no longer concerned about what is or isn't jazz," he says. "I got rid of those barriers and was like, 'Well, who the fuck am I?' That's when I started on this path."

On People of the Sun, Strickland blazes down that trail fully at the helm of his music—performing, writing, and producing with his outrageously able Twi-Life band on deck—even as he sonically and socially traces the African diaspora from present to past in an effort to unpack his identity. "I'm thinking about where we came from," says Strickland, "and how that clashes and goes hand in hand with what we've created here as Black Americans." The result is an album that's busy and beautiful, inventive and contemplative, an amalgam of influences from West Africa (griot culture, Afrobeat, percussion) and America (post-bop, funk-soul, beat music) performed in the key of revelation. Another facet that sets the album part is Strickland's lesser-known woodwind obsession with the bass clarinet, which adds its noirish hues to so many of these songs.

Growing up in Miami, Strickland always thought of music "in a very mixed up way." He heard Haitian sounds, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and southern rap in the streets, while at home his dad would jump from Stevie to Coltrane to P-Funk on his reel-to-reel deck. Meanwhile, his mom put Marcus and his twin brother E.J. into art school so they'd be surrounded by proper "music nerds." The talent they nurtured there on saxophone and drums (respectively) propelled the pair on to The New School at just the right time: college was basically one wild jam session with like-minded upstarts like Robert Glasper, Keyon Harrold, and Bilal Oliver—guys who'd go on to remake jazz (and more) in their own post-modern musical image. To hear People of the Sun, that backdrop feels more like fate than chance.

muzycy:
Marcus Strickland: Clarinet (Bass), Drum Programming, Keyboards, Sax (Alto), Sax (Sopranino), Sax (Tenor), Synthesizer
Mitch Henry: Keyboards, Organ, Vocoder
Kyle Miles: Bass, Keyboard Bass, Keyboards
Charles Haynes: Drums, Percussion
Weedie Braimah: Bata, Congas, Djembe, Percussion
Keyon Harrold: Trumpet, Vocals
Melanie Charles: Voices
Kasey Hearns: Voices
Jermaine Holmes: Vocals
Akie Bermiss: Vocals
Bilal: Vocals
Greg Tate: Orator

utwory:
01. Lullaby (feat. Weedie Braimah)
02. Timing
03. People Of The Sun (feat. Mitch Henry)
04. On My Mind (feat. Bilal, Pharoahe Monch + Greg Tate)
05. Relentlessness
06. Marvelous (feat. Akie Bermiss)
07. Black Love
08. Build
09. Cloaked In Controversy
10. Aim High (Feat. Jermaine Holmes)
11. Spirt Of The Music

total time - 44:51
wydano: 2018-11-16
nagrano: Recorded at Herd Studio, Roxbury, MA.

more info: www.bluenote.com
more info2: www.marcusstrickland.com

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