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Ben LaMar Gay

Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun



Released: 11th May 2018



Released: 11th May 2018

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already omnipresent in the current zeitgeist of progressive jazz sounds sprouting from Chicago, the release of this collection puts him deservedly in the spotlight.

Fractured, giddy, funky, and meditative, each song showcases a different aspect of his talents. for this is a man of eclectic sensibility, following his muse and collaborating across genres. this album portrays a restless creative spirit ready to make a defining statement. ffo kamasi washington, ezra collective, and hieroglyphic being. “On his debut album, the uncategorizable Chicago musician knits together experimental jazz, funk playfulness, Brazilian rhythms, and the sensuality of Prince.” 7.9 – pitchfork

Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun


  1. Vitis Labrusca
  2. Muhal
  3. Music For 18 Hairdressers: Braids & Fractals
  4. Jubilee
  5. A Seasoning Called Primavera
  6. Miss Nealie Burns
  7. Me, Jayve & The
  8. Big Bee
  9. Uvas
  10. Galveston
  11. Swim Swim
  12. Kunni
  13. Melhor Que Tem
  14. Gator Teeth
  15. 7th Stanza
  16. Oh No...not Again!