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People Of The Sun

Marcus Strickland Twi-Life

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Lullaby (feat. Weedie Braimah)
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life; Weedie Braimah
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
People Of The Sun (feat. Mitch Henry)
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life; Mitch Henry
On My Mind (feat. Bilal, Pharoahe Monch, Greg Tate)
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life; Bilal; Pharoahe Monch; Greg Tate
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Marvelous (feat. Akie Bermiss)
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life; Akie Bermiss
Black Love
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Cloaked In Controversy
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Aim High (feat. Jermaine Holmes)
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life; Jermaine Holmes
Spirit Of The Music
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Total Playing Time    44:51
Brooklyn composer-saxophonist Marcus Strickland is releasing his thrilling new LP People of the Sun. When last we heard from Strickland on 2016's Nihil Novi, he was experimenting with hip-hop-inspired production, blending genres with a little help from album producer Meshell Ndegeocello. In the process, something big happened: "I was no longer concerned about what is or isn't jazz," he says. "I got rid of those barriers and was like, 'Well, who the fuck am I?' That's when I started on this path."

On People of the Sun, Strickland blazes down that trail fully at the helm of his music—performing, writing, and producing with his outrageously able Twi-Life band on deck—even as he sonically and socially traces the African diaspora from present to past in an effort to unpack his identity.

"I'm thinking about where we came from, and how that clashes and goes hand in hand with what we've created here as Black Americans."
- Marcus Strickland

The result is an album that's busy and beautiful, inventive and contemplative, an amalgam of influences from West Africa (griot culture, Afrobeat, percussion) and America (post-bop, funk-soul, beat music) performed in the key of revelation. Another facet that sets the album part is Strickland's lesser-known woodwind obsession with the bass clarinet, which adds its noirish hues to so many of these songs.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Blue Note Records Studio Masters

Tracks 1, 2, 9, 11 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit
Tracks 3-8, 10 – 48 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 96 kHz / 24-bit

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