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Madlib is undoubtedly one of hip-hop’s most important producers. His ear and taste for jazz manifested itself in the rich, multi-layered production that made albums by Lootpack, and his alter-ego, Quasimoto, the critics’ toast they were. Yesterday’s New Quintet is the latest and most ambitious project from Madlib. Consisting of four other accomplished musicians under Madlib’s eccentric guidance and vision (he also plays drums on the album), Angles Without Edges represents one of the most organic fusions of hip-hop and jazz so far. Anchored by dusty, fluid breakbeats, YNQ also harnesses the improvisational energy of jazz whilst remaining within cohesive song structures. Despite the limited use of vocals, Angles... is both absorbing and varied. Each track has its own intricacies that beg attentive listening. An album that is equal parts jazz, hip-hop and funk, Madlib and his band have pushed the envelope of hip-hop with ease and limitless style. Angles Without Edges is completely original, addictive and unmissable.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com