Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Timeless: A Suite For Ma Dukes

Backstory: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson takes some of the late-great hip-hop producer J Dilla's greatest songs and arranges them for a 60-piece orchestra. Add a live audience and performances by Talib Kweli, Dwele, and Posdnous and you get a reinterpretation that adds to the legend of Dilla. 2/3 of the album is strictly orchestral work with the occasional accompanying drums. Surprisingly, the live appearances don't ruin the flow of the album but actually give the concert a dynamic live fluidity. The Stakes is High track that nears the albums end never fails to give me goosebumps every time I listen to it. Highly recommended


Torkaerius said...

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