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The Midnight Hour: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

On July 18th, The Midnight Hour recorded this episode of NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Concert.” The band features A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and his awesome purple P-Bass.

NPR shares the background:

“After years of produced releases and jam sessions, A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and composer Adrian Younge formed The Midnight Hour in 2018 and released a 20-track album of the same name that bathes fans in an elixir of hip-hop, R&B, and jazz.”

“For the new band’s Tiny Desk, the talented pair of impresarios — Younge stationed behind the keys with an undone satin bow tie and vaguely opaque glasses, Muhammad with a blue pinstriped suit and deep violet Fender guitar — turned their concert into a family affair, leading a six-piece band with interchanging vocalists through a stirring four-song set.”

The set list:

  • Black Beacon
  • There is No Greater Love (feat. Loren Oden and Saudia Mills)
  • Bitches Do Voodoo (feat. Angela Muñoz)
  • Mission