Kassa Overall is dope as fuck. There’s just no two ways about it. I mean, name one other musician who’s sat in with everyone from Vijay Iyer to Kool A.D. by way of Yoko Ono, Geri Allen, and Terri Lyne Carrington. Quod erat demonstrandum. At the beginning of 2019, Overall dropped his debut album Go Get Ice Cream And Listen to Jazz, which I’m afraid fell through the cracks on our end until now. How we didn’t mention this release before today is beyond me, but I guess it’s better late than never. Our bad. The album is straight fire, blending jazz synchronicities with hip hop mindfulness and drawing inspiration from everything that’s new and fresh in 21st century music production (stream it in its entirety below). The album even features cameos by Mike King, Roy Hargrove (RIP), Carlos Overall, Arto Lindsay, Julia Chen, Judi Jackson, Theo Croker, and Carmen Lundy. Thankfully, Overall just dropped a new video for “My Friend” off Go Get Ice Cream And Listen to Jazz which caught our attention introducing stellar visuals to a track which is practically perfect aside from perhaps being exactly two seconds too long. Some will catch my drift… In any case, check the video out below, stream the album further below, and make sure to cop a physical vinyl or CD copy in order to ensure that Mr. Overall keeps blowing our minds with his musical aesthetics. We are and always will be major admirers of his art.
Kassa Overall – “My Friend ft. Arto Lindsay” (Official Video)
Go Get Ice Cream And Listen to Jazz, the new album by polymath Kassa Overall is out now. Stream it below in its entirety and buy yourself a physical copy today.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.