Celebrate Mark de Clive-Lowe’s Reconstructed Take On Herbie Hancock (Mix)
Mark de Clive-Lowe is a name that may not stand out to you, but he’s surely in the liner notes to your music library. From Ms. Lauryn Hill to Blu, the New Zealand-born, Los Angeles, California-based composer, musician, and producer gets down.
Versed in Jazz and Soul, Mark took on a hefty task—the catalog of Herbie Hancock. The Jazz icon, and early Hip-Hop fuser has nearly a 55 year-old body of work, that’s only growing. From N.W.A. to Mobb Deep, Madonna to Beck, the versatile pianist and keyboardist is one of the most dynamic talents in music, since the 1960s.
Mark takes 90 minutes of Herbie’s music, and re-arranges it. More than just laying out tracks for sequences, de Clive-Lowe remixes, extends, and shapes the original compositions in this Devil’s Pie Presents… tribute volume. Especially leading in a weekend typically associated with fellowship, outdoor activities, and a certain degree of lounge-friendly music, this is right on time, and incredibly artful.
#Bonus Beat: If you like contemporary takes on Jazz masters, thou shall not sleep on Pete Rock’s Roy Ayers mix from 2014.