Terrace Martin's Top 5 Albums Of 2016
January 3, 2017
By Ross Eustis
An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, rapper and producer, Terrace Martin embodies today’s fertile ground between jazz and hip-hop, was one of the major figures behind rapper Kendrick Lamar’s multiple GRAMMY-winning 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly, and has worked with everyone from Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, to Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones. His 2016 album, Velvet Portraits, is his most expansive and personal statement yet, and recently received a GRAMMY nomination for Best R&B Album.
Before Martin brings his new band The Polly Seeds to the SFJAZZ Center on January 5, 2017 to kick off the new year, we asked him to hip us to his favorite albums of 2016.