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Yesterdays New Quintet Angles Without Edges 2001

Yesterdays New Quintet Angles Without Edges 2001

Yesterdays New Quintet is a jazz project created by hip hop producer Madlib, who plays all the instruments under different pseudonyms. The project debuted with the album Angles Without Edges in 2001, which was released by Stones Throw Records. The album showcases Madlib's skills as a multi-instrumentalist and his love for jazz fusion, soul, and funk. The album is composed of 19 tracks, each with a different mood and style, ranging from mellow and smooth to upbeat and funky. The album also features samples from various jazz legends, such as Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers, and Lonnie Liston Smith.


The album received positive reviews from critics, who praised Madlib's creativity and versatility. Pitchfork gave the album a 6.8 out of 10, stating that "Madlib has crafted an impressive debut that pays homage to the past while looking forward to the future". Exclaim! called the album "a refreshing and innovative take on jazz that defies categorization". AllMusic gave the album four stars out of five, describing it as "a fascinating and enjoyable listen that reveals new layers with each spin".

The album also gained popularity among fans of hip hop and jazz, as well as viewers of Adult Swim, a late-night programming block on Cartoon Network. Several tracks from the album were used as background music for the channel's commercial bumpers, creating a distinctive and memorable sound for the network. Some of the tracks that were featured on Adult Swim include "Sun Goddess", "Daylight", "Paladium", "Life's Angles", "Little Girl (Dakota's Song)", and "Keeper of My Soul".

Angles Without Edges is a landmark album in Madlib's discography, as it marked the beginning of his exploration into jazz and other genres. The album also spawned several spin-offs and collaborations, such as Stevie (2004), a tribute to Stevie Wonder, and Shades of Blue (2003), a remix of Blue Note Records classics. Yesterdays New Quintet also expanded into Yesterdays Universe, a collective of musicians and producers inspired by Madlib's vision. Yesterdays New Quintet is one of the most influential and innovative projects in modern jazz, and Angles Without Edges is a testament to Madlib's genius and creativity.




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  • Saniya Thakre
    Saniya Thakre
  • Raghini Rathod
    Raghini Rathod
  • Tanu Mahajan
    Tanu Mahajan
  • Siddhi Sharma
    Siddhi Sharma
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