Gilles Peterson has made a living by keeping contemporary musical forms open and responsive to the debris of the "posts" - posthouse, postjazz, posthip-hop, etc. From his label, Talking Loud, to steady DJ gigs since his teens, Peterson has forced all of his musical loves to share time and inspiration with each other. His newest mix CD, "INCredible: Sound of Gilles Peterson," is a sterling synthesis of this approach, a master's thesis of interdisciplinary musical collage.
The CD begins with Incognito's robust "I Can See the Future," filled with sax solos and uplifting female choruses. But Peterson's uptempo jazz sound is merely a shot off the starboard bow. The true beginning of the record lies in the string-laced Latin-soul-house genius of "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun." This is where Peterson lets rhythm and message, melody and freedom bleed into one another. By giving each song its own space and subtle introduction, Peterson sets up each track as its own validation. These tracks speak freedom at every step.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.