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Lehman, Steve & Sélébéyone / Sélébéyone
Album:Sélébéyone Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lehman, Steve & Sélébéyone Added:Mar 2017
Label:Pi Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-04-12 Pull Date:2017-06-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 11Jun 4May 21Apr 23Apr 16

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 09, 2017:Rebop
Are You In Peace?, Laamb
4.May 19, 2017:Rebop
Are You In Peace?
2.Jun 03, 2017:Music Casserole
5.May 18, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Jun 02, 2017:Rebop
6.Apr 21, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2017-03-26 
STEVE LEHMAN: Sélébéyone
Pi, 2016

AVANT-JAZZ / HIP-HOP – You can always count on alto saxophonist Lehman to deliver something you've never heard before. Here, his hyper-modern quintet teams up with two MC/DJs: Gaston Bandi Mic, from Senegal, raps in the Wolof language with an edgy attack; HPrizm, from NYC, brings deep and poetic rhymes in English. The best tracks are the ones where these forces are most delicately balanced. When it clicks, it's mind-blowing. All tracks clean.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 9

1. 6:07 – drone intro, ethereal piano vs hard-edged rap, angular sax comment
2. 5:57 – lyrical flow vs staccato squealing loops, jagged sax weaves through
3. 2:16 – reversed intro; quick Wolof rap over warped synths, staccato beat
4. 4:49 – alternates between mystical & brooding / kicking it hard & fast
5. 5:52 – uptempo sax/synth fusion; breathless voc enters over trippy breaks
6. 4:01 – seething political vocal over thick synth flow, sax accent, quick drums
7. 4:37 – darkly mystical: quick rapping, abstract tones & drones, open ending
8. 1:31 – same Wolof rap as #3, w/ less abstract but still-mysterious backing
9. 6:19 – weird sampled intro, explodes into abstract jazz w/quick Wolof rap

Gaston Bandi Mic, HPrizm - vocals
Steve Lehman, Maciek Laserre - saxophones
Carlos Homs - keyboards
Drew Gress - bass
Damion Reid - drums

[ Fo ] - 26 March 2017

Track Listing
1.Laamb 5.Cognition
2.Are You In Peace? 6.Hybrid
3.Akap 7.Dualism
4.Origine 8.Geminou