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Soweto Kinch

A Life in the Day of B19: Tales of the Tower Block.

2007-03-23

Charlie Parkeresque saxophone player, Soweto’s second album is part one of a two part concept release. The album is creative mesh of jazz and hip hop with story narratives over base lines and broken melodies at the end of most numbers. Tracks like Mission, Adrian’s Ballad, Marcus’s Crisis and A Friendly Game of Basketball hold the listener in a lull of Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins style nostalgia. Opposing this are Hip Hop joints with beats lying somewhere in the vane of Aesop Rock such as Love Gamble, Ridez, So!, and Who Knows?. An interesting experiment and a tall order; a Jazz/Hip-Hop fusion concept album is a task I’m looking forward to Soweto completing this upcoming spring.

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