"Help" by Duval Timothy
Duval Timothy pulls inspiration from color and afterimages on his third album Help. Timothy continues his unconventional approach to music as a means to translate the visual on Help through his unique brand of avante garde jazz. Abstraction and Black diaspora, the spread and displacement of Black people following slavery, serve as inspiration for Help, Timothy said. While Timothy takes a high-culture approach to his music, Help is still consumable and avoids some of the more abrasive sonic components of avante garde jazz, having more structure than traditional avante garde jazz as well.
By Emma Chekroun