Nicholas Payton / Afro-Caribbean Mixtape
A major opus from a major artist. Afro-Carribean Mixtape is a tour de force that combines samples, found vocals and his trademark improvisation to tell Black American History through Black American Music (#BAM). It’s an incredible groove too – New Orleans instrumentals meets Curtis Mayfield funk. If people still had turntables, it would be the kind of album you’d leave on the player for weeks. As it is, you should buy the CD, admire our cover art (with its “Do the Right Thing” inspired look, per Nick’s guidance), read the essay and leave on repeat.