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Cancelled | SHABAZZ PALACES ‘BEHIND THE BOARDS Beat Workshop
Biamp Portland Jazz Festival | 20th Anniversary
Wednesday, February 22 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFREE
Cancelled – apologies
Biamp Portland Jazz Festival
SHABAZZ PALACES ‘BEHIND THE BOARDS’
Beat Making Workshop
presented by PDX Jazz
Alberta Street Pub | 6.00 – 7.00 PM
FREE Community Event
- SHABAZZ PALACES + MOOR MOTHER live show 8.00pm
at The Alberta Rose Theatre – SOLD OUT! thanks for the support
PDX Jazz’s “Behind The Boards” series was started as a way to create an exclusive outlet for world class musicians and producers to be able to share their creative process with their followers and aspiring fans alike. Over the years we have presented this workshop as part of the annual Portland Jazz Festival, with the likes of Robert Glasper, MNDSGN, Blue Lab Beats & Kassa Overall.
For the our 2023 20th anniversary edition of ‘Behind the Boards’, we are excited to announce the featured guest to this series will be Ishmael Butler—creative force behind legendary Hip Hop crew Digable Planets.
Shabazz Palaces is currently working on the follow-up to the internationally acclaimed The Don of Diamond Dreams (Sub Pop). The New Yorker says of the album, “[Shabazz Palaces’] spontaneity and irreverence for rap conventions feel particularly urgent; these experiments are malleable and resistant to form at a time when declarative statements on the current era seem futile. Instead, the group continues bludgeoning musical complacency with songs as equivocal as inkblot tests.” Uncut continues, ”The Don of Diamond Dreams finds Butler’s effects-treated voice rippling through a prism of mutated funk and R&B that feels simultaneously sumptuous and deeply unconventional (8/10).”
Earlier this year, Shabazz Palaces’ self-released the single and official video for 20 Gear Science which Stereogum noted for its “spacy, synthy” sound. Even more recently, he celebrated the 10th anniversary of his landmark album Black Up. The AV Club says of the album, “The record still shifts uncomfortably in and out of view, pulses of static coalescing into hooks that vaporize after one incantation.”
Meanwhile, Pitchfork offered this, “From great mystery exploded an album of impossible vision.”