teres martin — the artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist best known for working with Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Robert Glasper — announced on Monday (May 22) a partnership between BMG and his Sounds of Crenshaw label. The result will be six jazz albums, the first of which is due out this summer. According to the label, Martin would perform on each release.
“Chhat is an extremely talented, influential and highly respected creator and protector of culture,” Tim Reid, BMG SVP of repertoire and marketing said in a statement. “There is an authenticity and attention to detail in his creative approach that is undeniable.” Fred CasimirBMG’s EVP of global repertoire and marketing said that Martin is “a true master of his craft.” We are proud to be his partner in this exciting journey.”
Martin put it simply, “It feels great to do business with a family that understands my vision.” He released his 2021 album drone with BMG.
Martin’s father was a jazz drummer, and he has maintained close ties to jazz – for example working with legends such as Herbie Hancock – even though he raised his profile in both hip-hop and R&B. Casual listeners probably know Martin best for his contributions to Lamar. to pimp a butterfly, He has also been nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album (twice) and Best R&B Album.
In 2020, Martin teamed up with 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington and Robert Glasper in a group called Dinner Party, which released an eponymous album that year and a follow-up, Enigmatic Society, in April. Martin said, “A lot of musicians have so many fucking rules in their heads that they limit themselves.” Father. “They know so fucking much, they don’t know nothing.”