Dieses neue Projekt von Steve Lehman ist für mich noch immer ( – und immer mehr ), sehr wichtig und gelungen !!!
Und zählt für mich zu den wichtigsten Produktionen des Jahres !
Few contemporary saxophonists have developed a practice as rigorous and multi-pronged as New Yorker Steve Lehman, a musician whose investment in post-bop is matched by his work as a composer exploring the ideas of Spectralism. There have always been many facets to his game—and his wide-ranging explorations have been marked by a deep understanding of every disparate tradition. On his staggering new album Sélébéyone, he takes on the jagged cadences of Senegalese rap and the murky atmospherics of underground hip-hop with a powerful live band that breathlessly translates electronic production ideas and MPC-derived beats in real-time to mostly acoustic instruments. Jazz and hip-hop have been flatmates for decades, but more often than not, fusions of the two have forced one of the ingredients to be watered down: not so with Sélébéyone… (Auszug) —Peter Margasak
Audio Texture There’s been a few jazz & hip hop fusion albums over the year but perhaps none quite like Sélébéyone. This is more Albert Ayler than Robert Glasper, more Saul Williams than Guru (RIP) and more Napalm Death than Guns & Roses.
It’s an in your face album that’s saying something and we all know there’s a lot that needs to be said these days. This album is on the roof shouting not in the studio tweeting sponsored posts.
Full radio support coming up.Favorite track: Are You In Peace?.