This one almost got away from us, but over this past Mother’s Day, Andre 3000 (y’know, of OutKast) dropped a two song EP dedicated to his late parents. Yet the surprise of these songs aren’t only in their existence but also in their direction. The centerpiece title track is a 17-minute somber free jazz duet between 3000 on bass clarinet and James Blake on piano. It’s quite the tune. Give it some play after the jump.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.