Member of the Last Poetsand godfather of Hip Hop Gylan Kain once said that Hip Hop is the Jazz of the new millennium.With Buckshot LeFonque's Music Evolution
, Branford Marsalis seems to be thinking the opposite; that Jazz is the Hip Hop of the past.
One thing is absolutely clear; in the time that Hip Hop was still getting a lot of flak from the Jazz world for its abundant sampling, and many did not (and still do not) recognize it as a true art form, Marsalis took a big risk with his amalgamation of Jazz, Hip Hop, R'n'B, Rock & Pop. He realized that these art forms originated from a social urgency and were reflections of their own times. And while critics did not appreciate his efforts, the public certainly did.
With sultry-smooth vocals from Frank McComb, "Another Day" became a worldwide hit, propelling the group to international fame. Contributions from Guru, David Sanborn, and especially the lyrical flow of The Unknown Soldier produce a new generation of Fusion that takes the best of all its ingredients and creates a fresh-tasting melting pot of music.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
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