Pino Palladino & Blake Mills Share ‘Djurkel’ Live Performance Video
Pino Palladino and Blake Mills shared a performance video for “Djurkel.” The track will land on the duo’s upcoming collaborative album, Notes With Attachments, due out on March 12 via New Deal / Impulse!
Acclaimed bassist Pino Palladino and renowned producer and multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills announced Notes With Attachments in January. “Djurkel” follows previous Notes With Attachments singles “Ekuté” and “Just Wrong,” the latter of which arrived with a performance video.
Palladino detailed “Djurkel” — named after a one-stringed African instrument — as well as his collaboration with Mills in a statement. Read his words below:
I put a capo on my bass and just for fun was trying to get that sound. I put down three tracks of bass, left it for a while, and a bit later I used it as a loop and built it up from there. It’s just two guys with a profound respect for music that comes from that part of the world, who are inspired by it, and aren’t able to play it verbatim. We’re not making a naturalistic interpretation of West African music. It’s referential to things we love about it alongside stuff that is not from that tradition.
Watch Blake Mills, Pino Palladino and saxophonist Sam Gendel perform “Djurkel” below via the JamBase Live Video Archive: