His radical combination of symphonic and popular music comes eight years after a controversial statement about the word "jazz."
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If you've heard any '70s-era Motown record, you've probably heard Mel Brown's drumming. But if you happen to live in Portland, it's much more likely that you've seen him play live jazz.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, aka the Midnight Hour, discuss their new collaborative record, the role of sampling in their music, and the intersection of jazz and hip-hop.
We catch up with Ali Colleen, host of Liberation Conversation on-air Wednesday evenings 9-11 p.m., to hear about all the hats she wears off the mic: a music anthropologist and writer, a veteran live DJ and turtablist, a parent and the possessor of one of the most voracious music appetites we've ever encountered.