The man can tickle the ivories something fierce. You shouldn't sleep on an artist the Peterson family invited to share his talent at the unveiling of Peterson's new coin. And Egbo-Egbo has played the great Oscar Peterson in an Historica Heritage Minute. How's that for full circle?
Egbo-Egbo's new album What Remains via MNRK Music Group is a brilliant and impassioned work that flows seamlessly. The entire album tells a story with its influences of jazz, classic rock and Latin influences. Its musical pieces resemble hills, valleys, or even rollercoaster rides. From the tempered compositions like the beautiful "What Was Taken" to the frantic pace of "Eleanor Rigby," What Remains keeps you bopping with each upswing and downturn.
My two favourites are Egbo-Egbo's outstanding cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" alongside the strut-inducing and 80s throwback "Cherry Cola." It's a fun ride. You tend to forget there are different songs with their own titles. Each track is well-placed, and the entire album can be left on repeat. It's the right album to set the tone for a night with your people, dinner parties or any vibe you please. Check it out.
ByBlacks Rating System:
BBBB Extremely Good
B Don't bother listening