Published On 1 April 2016 | By DJ Blast | JAZZ, NEO-SOUL

TERRACE MARTIN FEAT. ROSE GOLD AND KAMASI WASHINGTON - THINK OF YOUIf we should mention a name of an artist equipped with an heterogeneous and creative musical approach,equipped with multi-tasking skills as musician (saxophone,keyboard,drum,talk box) ,arranger,composer,mixer,producer…..damn…then we would mention the name of los angeleno Terrace Martin.  He represents a key figure and a reference point of the current L.A black music scene but the son of drummer Curly Martin , is cementing his reputation as a prominent international artist thanks his incredible works and collaborations. Until now,Mr.Martin produced joints for a plethora of big names such as hip-hop exponents Snoop Dogg,Talib Kweli,DJ Quik,Frank Nitt,Murs,Problem,TY$,Stalley,Big K.R.I.T as well as r&b/neo-soul/jazz artists like Cassie,Robert Glasper Experiment,Lalah Hathaway among others.In the recent years Terrace Martin name appeared on the most acclaimed hip-hop albums: Rodeo by Travis Scott,My Crazy Life by YG and one of the most knowledgeable,groundbreaking and impressive opus of the last decade To Pimp A Buttefly by Kendrick Lamar which earned him the grammy! Well , today Terrace delivers a special treat! We’re talking about his last effort entitled Velvet Portraits via Philly label Ropeadope  (they gave us such incredible albums like ?uestlove’s The Philadelphia Experiment,Three Piece Puzzle by Jneiro Jarel,In Between by Jazzanova,Ready To Roll by Farnel Newton,Church by Mark de-Clive Lowe). For the occasion Terrace collaborated with a fleet of gifted artists like Robert Glasper,Latonya Givens aka Tone Trezure,virtuoso bassist Thundercat,Tiffany Gouchè (make sure you to check out her recent album Pillow Talk ),the goddess Lalah Hathaway and others. As Martin says Velvet Portrait is

“a portrait of my life, a portrait of what I grew up off of, and my view of L.A. It’s my view of soul.”

The project is an explosion of funk,jazz,r&b sonorities,wisely crafted to push the ears of the listeners beyond the conventional boundaries of the genres. Scracththeblock.com select for y’all the amazing song called Think Of You. It’s an extra-fresh tune adorned with the warm vocals of Baltimore native singer Rose Gold (we met her in February with her song called Running alongside James Fauntleroy) and prominent jazz saxophonist, composer Kamasi Washington (his name appeared on badass projects like Chameleon by Harvey Mason,You’re Dead by Flying Lotus,Magnetica by Quantic,The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam by Thundercat and T.P.A.B by K-Dot)

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