Sunday, October 3, 2010

J.Dilla Tribute: WCFSO & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

On a previous post I mention the late great, J.Dilla. Dilla was a revolutionary artist and producer. He's inspired so many artists and producers. He passed away on February 10, 2006, three days after his 32nd birthday due to cardiac arrest. Jay Dee's presence in the Hip Hop community is greatly missed. A lot of people don't really know about "Jay Dee". Jason Weinberger, WCFSO, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and the people at Vtech remade and re-recorded Dilla's music with an orchestra which sounds pretty amazing. Also, legendary Roots group have paid their respect to J.Dilla by re-recording some of his number one hits in a mixtape titled "Dilla Joints".

“I probably don’t have to explain how exciting it was for me to find myself performing Dilla’s music with the WCFSO. Even more gratifying, though, were other aspects of the evening – feeling the connections emerge between Dilla and his predecessors William Grant Still and Duke Ellington, taking the orchestra outside of its comfort level and in the process to a whole other level of music making, and especially offering our audience the opportunity to abandon preconceptions and discover something special.” - Jason Weinberger


Liv said...

Quality orchestration.
And love this blog, btw. Your musical taste is superior.

Florind Metalla said...

Thank you. I'm glad you like my blog and my music taste. Do me a favour? Follow me. :)

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