Archive for May 7th, 2017

Carmen Lundy – Code Noir

Multimedia artist Carmen Lundy charms and pleases with her latest offering, Code Noir (Afrasia Productions, 2017).

Lundy sings, plays piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, and handles string programming and background vocals. Performing with her are Patrice Rushen, piano; Ben Williams, acoustic bass and electric bass; Kendrick Scott, drums and percussion; Jeff Parker, electric guitar; and Elisabeth Oei, background vocals on “The Island, The Sea, and You.”

“Black and Blues” is a statement against police brutality and the systemic protections of officers who kill without justification. The music has an angry quality to it, from Rushen’s piano chords to Scott’s work on the kit. “Killed another brother from – another mother,” Lundy sings.

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