Jackson Conti - SunjinhoKindred Spirits
Oh yes, now this is a project worth getting excited about! A collaboration between Hip-Hop’s most prolific producer and all-round beat junkie, Madlib (Otis Jackson, Jr.) and Ivan "Mamão" Conti, percussionist with much-loved Brazilian band, Azymuth. The music consists of new interpretations of classics by artists like Chico Buarque, Joao Donato, Baden and Vinicius, Marcos Valle, Dom Um Romao and Airto, as well as some original material from Madlib himself, and the fruits of this creative labour are, as could be expected, meandering, Jazz-heavy workouts, in a Yesterday’s New Quintet style, beefed-up with some seriously funky percussion. And, basically, that’s it! What more is there to say? If you like the idea, then you’ll like the results, and if you don’t like the idea, then…well, you know.
Tom Breslin, 05/08