A little bit of music history in the photo set! And now, on with this week’s Album of the Week, where I feature a candidate for this year’s “best of the year” December list.
Fantastic Negrito’s “Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?” is a fantastic collection of funk, afrobeat, hip hop tinged jazz, and just plain old fun. It’s a party record, reminiscent of the kind of thing Sly Stone was doing in the early ’70s.
Definitely check it out.
A couple other albums I recently heard that are good, but not quite great. First, I’m not a jazz fan. If I was, I’d probably rate this one by Jyoti even higher. But she won my over with her terrific vocals and very interesting musical arrangements.
And second, a great instrumental afrobeat/funk/etc. collection from Jungle Fire.