Kassa Overall - Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz (LP)
In the words of the New York Times, “Kassa Overall’s new album — the irreverently titled 'Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz' — attests to the diverse musical identity of this drummer, producer and rapper. It’s one of the few genuine-sounding, full-scope amalgams of contemporary hip-hop and jazz to surface in recent years."" Go Get Ice Cream And Listen To Jazz is a window into the life of Overall – a Seattle born, Brooklyn based artist wrestling with the abhorrent American prison system, over prescription of pharmaceuticals, ebbs and flows of romantic relationships, and perils of trust all minced through a kaleidoscopic lens of a brilliant 21st Century composer. The storied intermingling of jazz and hip-hop are decades in the making, and Overall’s cross-genre mix is evidence of a musical revolution existing in the mind of a master musician. A drummer at heart, Overall’s depiction of new music is conceptualized through his versatility as a producer with an unruly passion for electronic-production and the use of laptops and samplers.