Terrace Martin’s Intricate “Portraits” Blend Jazz, Soul & Hip-Hop (Album Stream)
Terrace Martin is a musical purist. The longtime producer for Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and YG makes many of his projects easily accessible to listeners looking to check out the brass musician and producer. His latest album, Velvet Portraits, is no exception. Featuring Lalah Hathaway, Thundercat, Robert Glasper and more, this LP defies genre and in many places, age.
Martin broadcasts his idea of a Los Angeles, California in a work where “Push” calls back to mid-1970s Rose Royce Soul, as “Think Of You” chases a Vocal Jazz riff with lots of hi-hat percussion. “Tribe Called West” deeply delves into Soul-Jazz, with Funk elements repping Martin’s native soil. Available for free, full stream and purchase at Bandcamp, get to know one of the most sought-out producers as of late—who has been quietly putting in work for since 213’s LP a dozen years ago.