Big Bud

Late Night Blues

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Stylistically, Big Bud's second full-length was in fine form. A loose, not unnecessarily noodly free flow of barely audible Latin drum'n'bass, percussion-heavy jazz, and Middle Eastern beats, with New York's Weldon Irvine (Mos Def, Nina Simone, Talib Kweli, and Hi-Tek) adding louche soul and interspersed small talk to the affair. But Late Night Blues, at least its first half, was infatuated with its own hyper-scholastic jam structure, stubbornly adding to the pseudo-intellectual pretenses of middle-age jungle. While disc two relied more on pure-flavored drum'n'bass, which worked in its favor, it couldn't save the whole thing from an irritatingly wearying academia.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 5:12
2
feat: Les Lyons
6:05
3
6:05
4
7:54
5
6:09
6
feat: Paul Gordon
7:21
7
8:40
8 6:16

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
9:39
2
7:54
3
8:05
4
7:42
5
7:31
6
8:05
7
9:15
8
10:07
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