Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad always have time when asked to highlight their influences.
The longtime collaborators (The Midnight Hour, Luke Cage soundtrack) meld jazz, hip-hop and soul into their musical DNA, with a preference for using live instruments both in the studio and on the stage.
And as two artists with a high respect for the way their predecessors created the sounds of the past their peers try to sample in the present, you may also find them pick up an instrument or a record to play along with these inspirational figures.
That’s exactly what occurred when Younge brought up the great Chuck Rainey’s name.
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