Medeski, Martin & Wood, "Just Like I Pictured It"
Jazz artists who add in more than a little soul and funk, Medeski, Martin & Wood have been around for a long time, but I only bought this one album. I think it was mentioned somewhere that there were some hip-hop touches on the record, but it's been long enough since I bought this that I can't really recall exactly what the original attraction was. I have to say, I'm really enjoying this song a fair bit.
Big Boi, "Gossip"
Big Boi, after Outkast stopped making records, kept going in the direction that he explored with Speakerboxxx, to mostly good effect. This comes from his second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, an album that is a bit encumbered with too many guests. That's probably the spot where I miss Andre 3000 the most, as a parade of guests really can't replace him, because there isn't really anybody else like Andre.
The Mars Volta, "This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed"
This, from Deloused in the Comatorium, does feel like it has some continuity with At The Drive-In. As I mentioned last time, the often surprising turns within their songs means I usually really enjoy the Mars Volta.
Cut Chemist, "The Emporer-Donald Byrd/Misdemeanor-Ahmad Jamal"
This is off of Rare Equations, which is some big DJ mix record that he put together. It's a well-done mix, and I love this kind of thing. Enjoy the guest here by Chali 2Na of Jurassic 5 on this track.
(NB: the track I got starts at 47:42 on the selected video. Also, this video makes me think that my rips are mislabeled. I'll sort that out later. But I think this might be "King Errisson - Back From The Dead" instead.)
Monrovia, "Call Out The Research Hook"
Dang it, what did I say about Monrovia last time? Right, right, that I had no idea what it was. Still no clue, but this is considerably more experimental than the last track. Kinda spooky. I like it?