HASH Magazine Feature: Alice Russell

March 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

(Ill. by Marie McLaughlin, des. by Francisco J. Hernandez)

There’s plenty of weekend reading to be found right here.

What better place to start than with our cover story? HASH #4′s main feature centers on Alice Russell, whose latest album—a full-length collabo with Quantic—is due out next week on Tru-Thoughts. Read the article and listen to tracks from Look Around The Corner here, starting on p40!

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Issue 4 Album Review: Quakers

March 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Quakers unleashes its first album today via Stones Throw. Check out our review in the just-launched edition of HASH:

“…for the most part the production sounds steeped in its own world—and will likely serve as a standard for whatever follows this year. The hooks are hazy, full of grain and crackle… Overall, Quakers’ beat-making triumvirate culls sharp energy to spur its pugnacious roster.”

-p49-50, Issue #4

Issue 4 Live Review: Robert Glasper Experiment

March 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Robert Glasper in the studio

Album Release Concert: Our review of the Robert Glasper Experiment, at Highline Ballroom (2/28/2012):

“Sifting jazz through other channels is nothing new for Robert Glasper. While he’s played behind his share of R&B and rap luminaries, the pianist has mainly seen his own rise in stock thanks to three solo releases on Blue Note since 2005: each one strong, and each marked increasingly by extra-jazz ingredients—hip-hop chief among them—which always rebounded via mix of dizzying skill and smooth tact…”

-Issue 4, p.18

 

Alice Russell and Quantic Collab Approaches

March 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Getting ready for what’s already sounding like a contender for album of 2012… Stay tuned, and up to date via Alice Russell‘s page: http://alicerussell.com/#/

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