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March 2015

James Lloyd | Here We Go

James Lloyd - Here we go
James Lloyd | Here We Go
by Peggy Oliver
So what should a musician do when one is a year shy of celebrating 40 years with one of the most prolific contemporary jazz groups? How about diving in and record their first solo endeavor. That is the scenario and longtime dream realized for James Lloyd, one of the founding members of Pieces of a Dream. By the way, this just happens to be a very special 50 years-young birthday gift for this Philadelphia native.

Marcus Miller | Afrodeezia

Marcus Miller - Afrodeezia
Marcus Miller
(Blue Note)
Album Reflection by A. Scott Galloway
Africa has been a river running through the music of Marcus Miller since he began his sojourn into the art form – as literally as from “Maputo” (his composition made famous by Bob James and David Sanborn) and “Gorée” (his mediation on the portal through which Africans were shipped as property to other lands far away, from his previous CD Renaissance) to the figuratively emphatic manner in which he percussively speaks his soul through the electric bass.