Monday, May 4, 2009

Your Daily Lick: Gemini Soul

Dark Skin Babies: The Movement (Pearl Jazz Recordings)

By Nate Seltenrich
Mon, May 4, 2009 at 4:01 PM

It's the band's boldest artistic statement yet, but Gemini Soul may have gone a bit overboard in crafting Dark Skin Babies: The Movement. Two discs of what the band deems "jazz for a new generation," aka cyber jazz - a smooth, funky hybrid highlighted by Ajamu Akinyele's poppin' bass and rendered with a futuristic, electronic feel - gives listeners too few new ideas in too much space.

At EON Coffee (24970 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward) on May 10. 1 p.m., free

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