Karriem Riggins – Headnod Suite
Second album from the Detroit drummer/producer/musical genius. Just like Alone Together, I was pretty blown away by this record. The beats are varied, polished and full of bounce. Some sound more like hip hop, others like jazz, and many were a balance of both. The fact that it doesn’t get stale even through 29 tracks is pretty amazing too. Riggins picked the right title for this – your head won’t stop moving until it concludes. Easily worth the five-year wait.
Purchase Headnod Suite here.
Favorite Tracks: Cia, Chop Chop, Yes Yes Y’all, Detroit Funk, Cheap Suite 3, Fluture, Keep it On, Sista Misses, My Reflection, Suite Outro, Bahia Dreamin’
Rating: B+ (85/100)
image via Karriem Riggins & Stones Throw Records
– Benny P