karriem-riggins

The jazz drummer/producer extraordinaire Karriem Riggins has just released a snippet of new music to come in what has already been a prolific year for him – notably producing Common’s album Black America Again.

“Bahia Dreamin'” is as delightful as its name implies with the producer creating a choppy groove reminiscent of Flying Lotus’ earliest works. But the track takes an unexpected turn when the sampled chords and airy vocals give way to something more akin to the source material – a complete jazz breakdown with upright bass lines, piano improvisations and skittery acoustic drums.