ON THE TURNTABLE: Jon Batiste - We Are

ON THE TURNTABLE: Jon Batiste - We Are

Short, sharp and frank reviews from a confessed vinyl junkie. I’ll be posting my most loved records and most recent purchases right here for your perusal every week.

Recently released, eighth studio album from the multitalented Louisiana Soul/Jazz maestro. To say Batiste knows his onions would be a massive understatement, and he pulls it all out of the bag on ‘We Are’, his most accomplished release to date.

The album is full-on Soul one minute, then Blues and Jazz the next, mixing it up with a bit of Hip Hop, Funk and Swing for good measure. Batiste isn’t short on friends either. Hot 8 Brass Band, Zadie Smith, PJ Morton all feature, not to forget everyone and their mother on the superb title track and album opener ‘We Are’. That said, talent runs supreme throughout.

Listen to 'We Are' - BELOW:

Xsnoize Author
Sean Crossey 79 Articles
Sean is based in Manchester; his favourite artists include James Brown, MF Doom, The National, Bon Iver, Radiohead, Eric B & Rakim, Aretha Franklin, Serge Gainsbourg, John Lennon and Public Enemy. Sean has also been a promoter, DJ and a failed musician. Nowadays he resides in the Northern Quarter of Manchester and is a vinyl junkie, sneaker collector and MCFC fan.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.