Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – The Midnight Hour • Word Is Bond

A little over a couple of weeks ago, Adrian Younge and ATCQ’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad released one hell of an album called ‘The Midnight Hour’. Comprised of 20 tracks put together by a full orchestra and the two legends, this album pays homage and continues to have the continuous conversations from “yesterday’s jazz and funk pioneers.” Guest features includes Marsha Ambrosius, Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Raphael Saadiq, Bilal, Questlove, Ceelo Green, and more.

Two things to take notice: this album was given birth back five years ago, but was put on hold due to Younge’s involvement working on the score for the hit Netflix series, Marvel’s Luke Cage. Also, the track “Questions” began as an Midnight Hour demo, but Kendrick Lamar heard it and wanted to use parts of it on his Grammy-winning “To Pimp A Butterfly” album. However, the track ended up on his 2016 compilation, untitled unmastered. as “untitled 06 | 06.30.2014”.

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Adrian Younge — Something About April II (ALBUM STREAM).

“…features an array of entrancing vocalists: Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) and Bilal, perform duets on ‘Step Beyond’ and ‘La Ballade,’ reminiscent of duets from Serge Gainsborg & Jane Birkin; Raphael Saadiq blends ‘Black Jazz’ vocals with psychedelic soul on ‘Magic Music,’ while Israeli star, Karolina, delivers haunting chants over concertos like ‘Hear My Love’ and ‘Winter is Here.’ Long time Adrian Younge collaborator Loren Oden croons as if the apparent ghost of Donnie Hathaway created one last love song with ‘Sandrine’ and ‘Sittin’ by the Radio.’”

Out now.



Originally from egotripland.com: Adrian Younge — Something About April II (ALBUM STREAM).