Carlos Niño, Madlib & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Collide On "It's All Happening!"
For the Okayplayer-realm, Carlos Niño may be readily-identifiable only to those who bore witness to the lush 40-piece orchestral salute to J Dilla that was Suite For Ma Dukes. Many of us (including this writer) still don’t let a week go by without an emotional viewing of at least one clip from that heroic performance (which featured Bilal, Thundercat, Illa J, J Davey, Karriem Riggins, De La Soul and plenty more.)
But it appears Niño is far from done with his heart-string pulls. On April 22nd, the prolific do-it-all will release Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!; a nine-track piece that wrangles Madlib, Kamasi Washington and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson amongst plenty of others. And today, he shares the Lib and Atwood-Ferguson-featured single “It’s All Happening!,” which is available for you to hear below for free. Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! April 22nd via Leaving Records. Peep the track list and pre-order your copy today on iTunes.
Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! Track List:
01 Jupiter Sings [ft. Iasos]
02 Metamaravilla [ft. Luis Pérez Ixoneztli with strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson]
03 It’s All Happening! [ft. Madlib with strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson]
04 Calimayan [ft. Nate Morgan and Yaakov Levy]
05 Alice’s Chord (Live) [ft. Yaakov Levy and Dexter Story]
06 Joyous Gratitude (Live) [ft. The Cosmic Band and Kamasi Washington]
07 Delightfulllll / Waterfall [ft. Iasos]
08 4 Directions Collage [with strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson]
09 Aetheriaztlan [ft. Turn On The Sunlight and Aztlan Unearthed]