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Right in time for Valentines! 18 months of hard toil and finally a hopefully half decent playlist to show for it.
Picking up where the first volume left off, this has a little bit of hiphop edge at the end for good measure, but continues the good work for the first outing, opening with Robert Glasper which soon walks to Syreeta's gentle classic Black Maybe, a record recently featured on the excellent MoWest compilation. Alice Coltrane, Gil Scott-Heron, Dave Pike Set and Marlena Shaw all effortlessly work their wares amongst heaps more of my favourites.
The artwork is quality too, crossing the Hudson, from my friend from Church (and the coolest!) Stephanie Imbeau.
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Robert Glasper – Rise And Shine
Syreeta – Black Maybe
Masequa Myers – Black Land of the Nile
Christian Prommer's Drumlesson – Strings Of Life
Alice Coltrane – Oh Allah
Emanative – Turn Your Lights On - Feat. Ahu
Georgia Anne Muldrow – The Black Mother
Gil Scott-Heron – Offering
Young-Holt Unlimited – Queen Of The Nile
– I'm A Fool To Want You
Ambrose Akinmusire – Dreams Of The Manbahsniese
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Sweet Tears
Marvin Gaye – Calypso Blues
Dave Pike Set – Noisy Silence - Gentle Noise
Gil Scott-Heron – Western Sunrise
Mundell Lowe – Johnny Staccato's Theme
Marlena Shaw – Ahmad's Blues
Guru's Jazzmatazz – Down The Backstreets
Digable Planets – Jettin'