Gil had one of the morning matinee slots at Coachella '99 on one of the smaller stages. At the time I had absolutely no idea how fortunate I was to have caught him and to have heard "There's a War Going On," which I STILL don't think has ever made it onto an album.
He always bristled if you called him a progenitor of rap music, but there was no denying he could lay down a great rap.
He loved jazz and he loved cocaine; I wish he'd loved one more and one less - but don't know if either was possible.
Chvrches - Recover (The W at Amazon) (3:45) Eyuphuro - Masikini (5:09) Hey Marseilles - Bright Stars Burning (4:00) Mory Kanté - Mama (5:03) Midi Matilda - Day Dreams (3:39) Ashley Monroe - Used (3:24)