Friday, July 8, 2011

Tommy Guerrrero

Tommy Guerrero is a former professional skateboarder (and ex-member of skate-punkers Free Beer). About the middle of the 00s, though, he took a turn for the experimental with Jet Black Crayon, as well as a series of genre-crossing solo albums that mixed rap, jazz, funk, soul and rock. His latest, Lifeboats and Follies, is flat-out great…a smouldering, mostly instrumental series of grooves that can remind you of David Axlerod and Mulatu Astatke, sometimes at the exact same time.

Dusted’s Emerson Dameron picked Tommy as his mid-year #1, though it doesn’t look like he ever turned in copy…

Here’s “Que S’est-il Passe”

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