Just when we thought we never wanted to hear
another J Dilla tribute project again,
one of our current favorite jazz artists –
Atlanta’s own Darryl Reeves, & his quartet -
comes along & does one so on-the-money,
that even the most jaded Dilla fan would have to eat crow.
With a greater attention to detail than The Roots’ Sandwiches,
& less interpretative than Robert Glasper’s “Dillaludes” -
Reeves & co.’s Dillaquarium definitely carves out
a proper stake in the Dilla-inspired jazz niche,
while avoiding many of the pitfalls
that so many other “tribute” projects fall victim to.
You can stream the project in full here
before downloading direct below.
We’ve also included a few videos
of the band live in session,
for your viewing pleasure
after the jump.
Shout out to Vahe for pointing us in the right direction on this one.
2. Donut Man
4. She Said
5. Upper Egypt
6. Makin’ Me Itch
7. Star Of Detroit
Recorded, Mixed, Mastered & Art Direction by Darryl Reeves
DOWNLOAD: Darryl Reeves – The Dillaquarium Mixtape
SUPPORT: Darryl Reeves – Mercury ALBUM OUT NOW