1. The Years
2. Sabrina Malheiros
4. Me'Shell Ndegéocello
5. Little Dragon
I'm still rockin' this. And okay, so got the Vosotros situation twisted last week. vosotros is the label/production team; their collaboration project with Sam Barsh is The Years; and the album is vosotros presents: The Years (not to be confused with their similarly-named Mixtape). Got it? Good. You did get it, right?
One of my favorite genres is something I call nu brazila; bossa/samba with flecks of electronic, soul, etc. Sabrina Malheiros handles the job beautifully on the re-issued New Morning (I have the Deluxe version). Her soothing vocals elevate the jazz for a romantic combination. Fans of Bebel Gilberto or Céu should embrace this easily.
N'Dambi has been on the low for awhile. But she's back with a new album, Pink Elephant. I'm not in love with the entire album. But about half of it get me to rewind including, L.I.E. …