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      March 30, 2019

      Saturday   7:30 PM

      510 Embarcadero West
      Oakland, California 94607

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      Rahsaan Patterson


      The passage above plays in a loop in my head as I wait for Rahsaan Patterson (Rah to his friends) to arrive at Casbah, the Moroccan-themed caf where were meeting to talk about bleuphoria, his latest CD. That potent snatch of lyrics sums up both the high-wire aesthetics of the new disc and Rahsaans approach to his entire career (itself a gift within the gift of life): taking high chances in this divine dance. bleuphoria, whose sonic tapestry ranges from the retro club funk of Ghost (featuring the divine Jody Watley) to the avant-Broadway spiritual Mountain Top (featuring the great Tta Vega), has been my soundtrack for weeks, pushing me out of the realm of on-the-grind journalist into that of unadulterated fan. Its one of those gifts that true artists routinely bestow on the faithful, justifying our love, reminding us anew why weve taken them into our hearts and ceded real estate in our spirits to them. With bleuphoria, coming almost four years after 2007s cult favorite Wines & Spirits and three years after his acclaimed 2008 Christmas album The Ultimate Gift (played year-round by the devoted), fans are getting synthesis and evolution of all thats come beforeleftfield experimentation, centerfield grooves and soulful meditations on inner and outer space.

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