REVIVE Music & Boiler Room NYC Present Terrace Martin Live At MoMA PS1's 'Sunday Sessions.'

Still reeling from the monumental success of Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp A Butterfly, left coast representative and producer du jour Terrace Martin touched down in New York City in January to deliver a soul-stirring set live at MoMA PS1 for REVIVE Music and Boiler Room NYC. Clocking in just under one hour and 30 minutes, Martin’s turn at Sunday Sessions is an enticing precursor to his Velvet Portraits LP that captures the emphatic energy of the mammoth Angeleno musical zeitgeist as it lives and breathes. The musical portion of Martin’s appearance was preceded yesterday by an exclusive stream of his in-depth discussion with REVIVE’s founder Meghan Stabile about the varied sources of his sound, from a transformative moment at band camp with Keyon Harrold and Robert Glasper to the aesthetic influence of the city of Los Angeles – a perennial hotbed of artistry that has historically extolled the virtues of everything from cruising and catching rays to pimping and gun play. Equally compelling in communion with other musicians, the GRAMMY-winning multi-instrumentalist leaves it all on the bandstand in an emotionally charged performance that is both candid testimonial and an impassioned note of gratitude to his musical forebears – a diverse collection of titans that includes Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, DJ Quik, Jackie McLean, DJ Premier and Pete Rock. Check the footage below to watch the full show. Stream Boiler Room’s Composition and Conversation with…Terrace Martin podcast via Boiler Room. Purchase Terrace Martin’s Velvet Portraits LP via iTunes. Get more via boilerroom.tv.

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