For reasons unbeknown to me, Soul Sunday has failed to jump on the J Dilla commemorative bandwagon. The warm, wholehearted tribute I’m blogging about today is my belated heads up to James D. Yancey’s musical genius.
Suite for Ma Dukes is a four part EP celebrating the career of the man known as “your favorite producer’s favorite producer”. Rising to the occasion, Carlos Niño, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and a chamber music orchestra (!) pay tribute in grand fashion.
Pièce de resistance on Suite for Ma Dukes is the cover version of A Tribe Called Quest’s Find a way, off their fifth and final offering The Love Movement. The song is available at dublab, but please consider purchasing the EP. It is a beauty.