“Jazz Lives!”: Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead

the latest flying lotus album, you’re dead released october 7, is a killer.  buy it, seriously.

the tracklist looks like this:

01 Theme 02 Tesla [ft. Herbie Hancock] 03 Cold Dead 04 Fkn Dead 05 Never Catch Me [ft. Kendrick Lamar] 06 Dead Man’s Tetris [ft. Snoop Dogg and Captain Murphy] 07 Turkey Dog Coma 08 Stirring 09 Coronus, the Terminator 10 Siren Song [ft. Angel Deradoorian] 11 Turtles 12 Ready Err Not 13 Eyes Above 14 Moment of Hesitation [ft. Herbie Hancock] 15 Descent Into Madness [ft. Thundercat] 16 The Boys Who Died in Their Sleep [ft. Captain Murphy] 17 Obligatory Cadence 18 Your Potential / The Beyond [ft. Niki Randa] 19 The Protest

flylo’s admiration of jazz is well known and this album was preceded by months of internet chatter about collaborations, here, and here, or here.  the album does not disappoint with appearances from herbie hancock (“tesla”, “moment of hesitation”), kamasi washington (“theme”, “cold dead”, “turkey dog coma”, “moment of hesitation”) and miguel atwood-ferguson (“turkey dog coma”, “obligatory cadence”, “your potential/the beyond”, “the protest”).

check the video for the kendrick lamar collaboration “never catch me.”

flylo is on tour now, but won’t be live again in california until november:  11/12 (The Observatory, Santa Ana), 11/13 (North Park Theatre, San Diego), 11/14 (The Wiltern, Los Angeles).

kamasi washington’s album the epic will be released october 28 via brainfeeder.  you can check some kamasi’s work out here. herbie hancock is releasing a new memoir, titled Possibilities, and will be speaking about it on november 3 at the riccardo montalban theatre. miguel atwood-ferguson will be at the blue whale in little tokyo from december 19-21.

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