|abbey lincoln when autumn sings - who used to dance|
|john scofield jungle fiction - uberjam|
a bunch of my friends have long been into scofield, but count me as late to the party. it took me forever to get into guitar players (sorry j-cook), and some folks i know are still anti-6 stringers. i finally witnessed the magnitude of sco back in my twin cities days. the wife and i went to a show at the fine line. i saw my good friend james biehn in the house, so i felt vindicated. the show was so good, in fact, that my wife actually went out and bought this record. this is the best track, and my favorite part is at 2:50 when sco gets out of that drum battle with a simple yet super hip 1-2-3-2-1.
|charles lloyd lotus blossom - the water is wide|
|song for barry - the return of the brecker brothers|
|derek trucks i'll find my way - songlines|
|thundercat fleer ultra - the golden age of apocalypse|
this track starts out a bit cheesy with bruno mars romancing the stone, but eminem sets it off. probably not his best effort (see early work as dre's apprentice & the marshall mathers lp), but certainly stronger than the majority of the rappers on the scene today. he flows over the bar line, mixes it up with a variety of subdivisions, and even occasionally sweetens the pot with a hemiola out of left field. my spot is at 1:55 when he outmeasures his duo partner 5'9".