Big Bud

Late Night Blues

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Late Night Blues Review

by Dean Carlson

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 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Big Bud 09:39 Amazon
2
Big Bud 07:54 Amazon
3
Big Bud 08:05 Amazon
4
Big Bud 07:42 Amazon
5
Big Bud 07:31 Amazon
6
Big Bud 08:05 Amazon
7
Big Bud 09:15 Amazon
8
Big Bud 10:07 Amazon
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