10 Songs, 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the few DJs with both the skill and interest in playing jazz using a turntable, DJ Logic is an anomaly even if he's been doing it for 20 years. Eighteen-year-old Tbilisi-born keyboardist Beka Gochiashvili, who's been mentored by Chick Corea and others, joins him and his electric band here. The music sometimes lives in the same virtuosic territory as Corea’s Return to Forever, with the ferocious “Endless Youth” (which is even dedicated to the master), the multifaceted title track, and the surging “Miles Galaxy.” But there’s a strong influence of R&B and hip-hop in the electric bass of Lamont McCain, the steady drums of Justin Tyson, and the comping of saxophonist Jaleel Shaw and keyboardist James Hurt. A player of remarkable technical facility, Gochiashvili takes the lion’s share of the solos while also writing much of the material. Singer/vocalist Antoinette Clinton makes a roll call of living and dead players on “Homage” that's a nice touch; she also closes things out strong on “Let Go.” Excellent R&B-electric jazz fusion.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the few DJs with both the skill and interest in playing jazz using a turntable, DJ Logic is an anomaly even if he's been doing it for 20 years. Eighteen-year-old Tbilisi-born keyboardist Beka Gochiashvili, who's been mentored by Chick Corea and others, joins him and his electric band here. The music sometimes lives in the same virtuosic territory as Corea’s Return to Forever, with the ferocious “Endless Youth” (which is even dedicated to the master), the multifaceted title track, and the surging “Miles Galaxy.” But there’s a strong influence of R&B and hip-hop in the electric bass of Lamont McCain, the steady drums of Justin Tyson, and the comping of saxophonist Jaleel Shaw and keyboardist James Hurt. A player of remarkable technical facility, Gochiashvili takes the lion’s share of the solos while also writing much of the material. Singer/vocalist Antoinette Clinton makes a roll call of living and dead players on “Homage” that's a nice touch; she also closes things out strong on “Let Go.” Excellent R&B-electric jazz fusion.

TITLE TIME
1:09
6:49
5:11
7:38
6:42
7:20
10:10
6:37
9:39
3:54

Songs