Renegades

Renegades

by Mark de Clive-Lowe
     
 

Compared to the likes of Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones, New Zealand-born, formerly London-based, and now Los Angeles native Mark de Clive-Lowe has been an influential figure on the nu jazz scene for the past decade, without ever really threatening to break through to the mainstream. Despite an impressive…  See more details below

Overview

Compared to the likes of Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones, New Zealand-born, formerly London-based, and now Los Angeles native Mark de Clive-Lowe has been an influential figure on the nu jazz scene for the past decade, without ever really threatening to break through to the mainstream. Despite an impressive array of collaborators including Prince drummer Sheila E., D'Angelo bassist Pino Palladino, and U.K. soul maestro Omar, his ninth studio album, Renegades, isn't going to be the one to introduce him to a wider audience. The Brand New Heavies-esque acid jazz of "The Why," the highly percussive funk of "Get Started," and the twinkling nu soul of "Everything" might find their way onto the likes of Craig Charles or Gilles Peterson's specialist radio shows, while the heavily London-accented vocals of Tawiah on the dancehall-tinged military-themed "Under Orders" showcase a more contemporary dancefloor-ready sound. But elsewhere, de Clive-Lowe's funky bass-driven and rhythmic brand of jazz-soul is as uncompromising as ever, as evident on the French-sung Afro-beat of "Alabi," the organic R&B of "Hooligan," and the two ambient interludes, which along with the pointlessly brief "Just Wanna" and "Just Wanna Lil More" feel more like snippets of self-indulgent jam sessions than fully formed pieces of music. Never less than tasteful, Renegades goes some way in explaining his esteemed reputation, but its loose improvised sound ensures it's a record solely for the purists.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2011
Label:
Tru Thoughts
UPC:
5060205152435
catalogNumber:
51524
Rank:
230388

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark de Clive-Lowe   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Musician
Sheila E.   Timbales,Bells
Pino Palladino   Bass
Lil John Roberts   Drums
Omar Phillips   Percussion
Bembe Segue   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sandra Nkake   Vocals
Finn Peters   Flute
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson   Strings,Violin,Viola
Ovasoul7   Vocals
Richard Spaven   Drums
Tawiah   Vocals
Mike Feingold   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Sampling,Mellotron,chamberlain
Nia Andrews   Vocals
Jeremy Toy   Guitar

Technical Credits

Scott Barkham   Executive Producer,Management
Bembe Segue   Composer
Sandra Nkake   Composer
Mark de Clive-Lowe   Composer,Programming,Producer
Nia Andrews   Composer
Roman Teanio   Graphic Design

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