Now Playing – the sounds of the week at OTR HQ
Tunes for the weekend from Big Ups, Pharrell Williams, Professor Longhair, Miles Davis (pictured) and Neneh Cherry
Big Ups “Eighteen Hours Of Static” (Tough Love)
Arty, edgy, punky raw power from the Brooklyn group seeking to put more blood in the music.
Neneh Cherry “Blank Project” (Smalltown Supersound)
One of the albums of the year as Ms Cherry returns with wise words, insightful thoughts and peachy songs
Miles Davis “Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud” (Trunk)
The 1957 birth of film noir, with Davis underpinning Louis Malle’s Lift to the Scaffold with elegant, muted, beautiful improvised soundscapes
Professor Longhair “Mardi Gras In New Orleans” (Nighthawk)
For the week that was in it in New Orleans. We really did let the good times roll.
Pharrell Williams “G I R L” (RCA)
Pop music which is a couple of soulful notches above everything else in the pack