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Wednesday, May 31, 2000

In Carterian Fashion

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Saxophonist James Carter has established himself as a player of impressive facility, drawing on the post-Trane-Ayler vocabulary of squeals and frenzied tonalities, and integrating it into a hard-swinging, postmodern style that's alternately edgy and smooth as it threads together various strains from jazz's past – a typical Carter move...

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Wednesday, May 24, 2000

Cafe De Marquis

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Know what you’re in for at Café de Marquis, an independent coffeehouse in downtown Royal Oak--one does not get assembly-line service here. It’s the perfect place to enjoy specialty selections, such as coconut latte, banana frappe, or ice cream while the relaxing and artistic atmosphere conjures images of an extravagant tropical vacation.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2000

It takes a village

Posted By on Wed, May 17, 2000 at 12:00 AM

Fantastic Vol. 2? Loved it. What do I think about its marketability? It’s a slow burn. Why? Slum Village music will be a new thing to the average hip-hop consumer. It’s not new to D’Angelo, Q-Tip, the Roots, Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson, Dianne Reeves, the Brand New...

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