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Terrace Martin – Dinner Party (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Terrace Martin – Dinner Party (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 23:00 minutes | 269 MB | Genre: R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sounds of Crenshaw – EMPIRE

A supergroup including some of the most creative minds in jazz, has come together for a perfect soundtrack to lay back and smoke to. Kamasi Washington, 9th Wonder, Terrace Martin, and Robert Glasper have come through with their debut album as a supergroup, Dinner Party. Bringing elements of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and funk into the fold, this project has been two years in the making. Chicago singer Phoelix comes through with some vocals on several tracks across the project.

“Dinner Party is years of friendship, shows, dinners, conversations, laughs and life experience, all converging into one moment,” it reads in a press release. “Dinner Party is a metaphor — a group, a project, a spirit, an imprint of time — and also the name of the album… Dinner Party is invite only, but it’s for everyone.”

Jazzmen Kamasi Washington and Robert Glasper, multi-instrumentalist and producer Terrace Martin and rap beatmaker Patrick Douthit a.k.a. 9th Wonder have joined forces for a supergroup called Dinner Party. This rather short self-titled debut album was recorded at the Chalice Studios in Los Angeles at the end of 2019. With Phoelix’s voice on four tracks, these big names (who have basically known each other since high school) have cooked up some soft, very chilled contemporary soul. There are also unpretentious hints of 90s nu soul, relying more on atmosphere than technical flamboyance. Over soft rhythms, cinematic keyboards, sensual brass and sparkling guitars, Phoelix’s velvety vocals spice up the songs with politically-charged lyrics. On Freeze Tag, for example, he directly confronts police brutality: “They told me to put my hands up behind my head… I think they got the wrong one, I’m sick and tired of runnin’.” Upon listening, this alloy of jazz, soul and solid hip-hop beats doesn’t feel entirely new, though its perfectly calibrated execution allows you to spend about twenty minutes in a musical bubble bath. A brilliant, groovy record wrapped in an album cover designed by Amani Washington, Kamasi’s sister. – Marc Zisman


1. Terrace Martin – Sleepless Nights (feat. Phoelix)
2. Terrace Martin – Love You Bad (feat. Phoelix)
3. Terrace Martin – From My Heart and My Soul (feat. Phoelix)
4. Terrace Martin – First Responders
5. Terrace Martin – The Mighty Tree
6. Terrace Martin – Freeze Tag (feat. Phoelix)
7. Terrace Martin – LUV U


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