I'll be the first to admit I'm not the biggest fan of modern Jazz. John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Louis Armsrtong...yes. Most modern jazz musicians....no. In fact the only two I actually really listen to are Wynton Marsalis and Robert Glasper. Glaspers music is extremely rich with textures and nuances that I just can't get from other Jazz musicians. Who else would make a jazz song using J Dilla's "F*@k The Police" as its base?
Double Booked is broken up into two parts. The first 6 tracks are more akin to traditional Jazz, but modern are oving nonetheless. The second half is much more experimental and features appearances from Mos Def & Bilal. It also contains a track that makes use of a vocoder and the aformentioned J Dilla track. All in all it's a great piece to add to any Jazz collection and serves as a wonderful introduction to the genre for newbies.