The reclusive singer plays a low-key gig with The Roots bandleader.
Last week, D’Angelo and Questlove announced — and promptly sold-out — a two-man show at the Brooklyn Bowl billed as “The Soulquarians: Brothers in Arms.” Unsurprisingly, Pitchfork reports that the show started much later than expected (“Y’all waited 13 years, you can wait another two hours,” Questlove assured the audience), but still included a ten-song jam session.
D’Angelo and Questlove entertained the Williamsburg crowd with a mix of covers (SOS Band’s ‘Tell Me If You Still Care’, Sly & the Family Stone’s ‘Caught Me Smiling’), old and new material, and an encore of Brown Sugar favorite ‘Lady’. Questlove reiterated his previously-stated claim that D’Angelo’s long-awaited third album is nearly finished, but offered no specifics.
Watch a few clips from the performance below. Later this week, D’Angelo, The Roots, Elvis Costello, Bilal, and more will perform the music of Prince at New York’s Carnegie Hall.