I have to get my hands on this (even I’m going to be in Grenada when it gets released). The timeless, beautiful, extra special ‘Suite for Mad Dukes’ will be featured as one of a 3 part DVD box set – released on March 30th…only 4,000 copies being released worldwide!!!
Timeless II celebrated the music of hip-hop producer, James “J. Dilla” Yancey. Composed and arranged for a 60-piece orchestra by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, the concert featured special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos (De La Soul), Talib Kweli, and more. This premiere performance is still buzzing in the minds of many, unable to shake the magic of that evening.
The music was mixed and mastered by legendary Grammy award-winning producer/mixer Bob Power. Power is the man behind hundreds of pop and jazz recordings. He’s worked with such artists as Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, India.Arie, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and even more significantly, with Dilla. Bob rarely works on smaller independent projects like this, but was so impressed with Miguel’s music that he blessed this collaboration with an epic mix.
I came across this video at work of Dwele performing ‘Angel’ – had to put it on pause…I thought I was about to either cry or start raising my hand in the air (both of which would have been a LITTLE innapropriate, lol). The arrangements are so sexy…(Karriem Riggins is gettin’ it IN on the drums too, lol).