smooth yet frantic afro jazz with real contemporary drive. pushing the envelope, ridding of the clinical academic austerity but embracing the warm free spirit of ancestral jazz and bloodlines. Rebel Up SebCat
A fluid progression from 'The New Breed'; Suite for Max Brown is a well-assembled body of sonic bliss. Parker delivers a deeply contemplative record that soothes the soul through visceral ambience, meditative runs and funked-out rhythms with a digital twist. whyfisucks.
There have been many attempts to fuse hip-hop and jazz, and although most turn out well almost all collaborations are content to stay static within the two genres and allow any innovation to come simply from the stylistic juxtaposition. Not Sélébèyone. On this album there is an excellent fusion of the disparate elements of jazz and hip-hop, but it also pushes ahead in both styles, making something entirely new and unique. One of my favorite albums. I hope to hear more from this group. rat