Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington - Dinner Party
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Based on 5 reviews
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Based on 201 ratings
2020 Ratings: #149
Liked by 13 people
July 10, 2020 / Release Date
EP / Format
Sounds Of Crenshaw, Empire / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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No one's at the head of the table here. Instead we get a group of friends with genuine history and the kind of outsized talent we can only marvel at. Savour this.

Spectrum Culture

Everything sounds so good, a blending of genres and forces, combining the worlds of jazz and hip-hop, they create the kind of brew that is easy on the ears.


There's no crosstalk, just completed thoughts.

Under The Radar

Even when the record leaves listeners wishing for just a bit more, it is hard to be that disappointed by an album filled with lush performances from some of the best musicians in their genre.

Safe but full of f*ck-loads of talent.
Terrace Martin is having a hell of a year. From this collaborative project to the monumental protest song "PIG FEET" with Denzel Curry and Daylyt to the other collaborative EP 'They Call Me Disco" with Ric Wilson, Martin has proven that he holds producing prowess everywhere from hip hop to disco. This time, he mixes his powers with jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, pianist Robert Glasper, singer Phoelix, and producer 9th wonder.

All five talented men bring their talent to the ... read more
I do not know, maybe it is me, but huge passages of this album sounds like the type of music you can hear in a fancy/hipster restaurant as background music.

They are an amazing set of musicians, but this exercise was so pointless. I mean, it sounds like they have a couple of good ideas (Sleepless Nights is quite good) and they decided to fill the whole thing with whatever they already had in their "work in progress" personal folders. And after that, someone said "Hey! we need ... read more
I like to say that when it comes to music, I seek out unique artists. I'd usually say that's what I value most in music. However, every now and then, I have to surrender my pretentious biases and simply applaud perfection.

This new "Dinner Party" EP is perfection.

I mean, what was I expecting from these guys? Kamasi Washington, Terrace Martin, 9th Wonder and Robert Glasper. Those four names have been integral to American hip-hop culture and the growth of neo-soul for the past ... read more
Such a great collection of jazz-based musician from somewhat different ends of the spectrum, all with their own different, but not dissimilar expressive approach, bringing each of their illustrious time-tested collaborative prowess to the table; and, they compliment each other's styles so naturally that this much anticipated release ends up satisfying with its atmospheric jazzy soundscapes with flavors of neo-soul and vibrant, eclectic boom bap.
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Track List

  1. Sleepless Nights
  2. Love You Bad
  3. From My Heart and My Soul
  4. First Responders
  5. The Mighty Tree
  6. Freeze Tag
  7. LUV U
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Added on: June 25, 2020