The poetry is written and performed by Camae Ayewa, who also goes by the name Moor Mother.
Similar messages to her work on Fetish Bones but a different context. Somehow I find it easier to listen to these messages in the context of jazz improvisation than in the context of experimental electronic music.
Music with its roots in the Jazz tradition is always moving forward, always incorporating new influences. Mr Lewis’ group brings a rap inflenced groove to the music formerly known as Jazz. While I enjoy individual tracks on this album, listening to the whole thing at once, it gets a little “samey”. Mr Lewis’ emulates the rhythmic cadences of a rapper with his Sax, but without lyrical variation, it ends up a bit like finding the backing tracks from a great lost rap album.