The trio featuring drummer Jaimeo Brown, saxophonist J.D. Allen, and guitarist Chris Sholar released his debut album”Transcendence”. The album is acoustic jazz rooted in African-American spirituals and East Indian concepts, highlighted with electronic textures. Read more on Motema Music – listen below. Album out now, purchase on Amazon or iTunes.
“ManMade” is the sophomore release from producer/keyboardist Zo! of The Foreign Exchange’s +FE Music family. Includes appearances from Phonte, Eric Roberson, Sy Smith, Jeanne Jolly, Carmen Rodgers, Anthony David and more. Bag it on Foreign Exchange or on iTunes
The dynamic duo Georgia Anne Muldrow and husband Dudley Perkins aka Declaime are back to remind you that two is better than one. The couple, who record together under G&D, are set to drop their latest joint effort, “The Lighthouse”. The album will be released on the duo’s independent label, SomeOthaShip Connect, and features appearances by Shana Muldrow and former Visionaries member LMNO. Stream previews below and purchase on bandcamp or iTunes.
While working on her second album the brighton-based soulstress Andreya Triana just released a new song called “Song For A Friend”. Enjoy this one and get it via iTunes.
“I think the songs are a lot different. When I listen back to my first album, it feels so innocent and in a very, very different place. [I wanted to] push myself to talk about subjects I wanted to talk about. Love in different ways and relationships with friends and grandparents and whatever. It’s kind of me trying to talk about these things really close to my heart.”
After his great success of both albums, Gregory Porter now signed a recording contract with Blue Note Records. “Water” (stream below) which received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Porter was buoyed by another Grammy nod in 2012 following the release of his sophomore LP “Be Good”. Porter released both LPs on Motéma Music prior to making the transition to Blue Note, where he has been busy working on his forthcoming third LP. The album will feature production from Brian Bacchus and is scheduled to drop this fall. Check out Gregory Porter’s subway car performance of “Be Good” for NPR below.