Carlos Niño Collaborates With Kamasi Washington, Iasos, Madlib, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and More on New Album

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Cult LA figure Carlos Niño (AmmonContact, Build An Ark, The Life Force Trio) has announced his fourth collaborative Carlos Niño & Friends album. Due out April 22nd through Matthewdavid’s LEAVING imprint, Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! features such esteemed guests as Madlib, Kamasi Washington, Iasos, and ace string arranger Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Rihanna, Flying Lotus, Lana Del Rey). According to a press release, the record was cobbled together over the last couple years, resulting in “a spiritual, free-form, progressive full-length that touches on jazz, New Age, psychedelic and ambient musics.”

“I rarely throw anything away,” explains Niño, “and in this case, a few pieces I’d started and archived were brought back to the forefront as they vibrationally matched with the project. There is overlap in space, time and sound with these records.”


'It's All Happening' album art

Carlos Niño
Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!
(LEAVING Records, April 22nd)

1. Jupiter Strings (ft. Iasos)
2. Metamaravilla (ft. Luis Pérez Ixonezti and Christopher Garcia, w/ Strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
3. It’s All Happening! (ft. Madlib, Jamire Williams, Dexter Story, w/ Strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
4. Calimayan (ft. Nate Morgan and Yaakov Levy)
5. Alice’s Chord – Live (ft. Yaakov Levy and Dexter Story)
6. Joyous Gratitude – Live (ft. The Cosmic Band and Kamasi Washington)
7. Delightfulllll / Waterfall (ft. Iasos)
8. 4 Directions Collage (w/ Strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)
9. Aetheriaztlan (ft. Turn On The Sunlight and Aztlan Unearthed)