Another LP I picked up at Amoeba last weekend was Tradition in Translation by Quantic and His Combo Bárbaro, which is nearly two years old now. British DJ/producer Will Holland, better known as Quantic, set up shop in Colombia, putting together this tight group with accomplished local musicians, and Malcom Catto on the drums. It seems like each track delves into an entirely different Afro-Caribbean musical tradition, and to my ear, it all sounds incredibly convincing and well done.
Here’s one of the tracks off the album. Head to the Quantic site to sample the entire album and download track 11 for free.