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NEW RELEASES Out November 22, 2019 (now)


Leonard Cohen: Thanks For The Dance
posthumous release from the late singer/songwriter. Produced by Leonard’s son Adam, and engineered and mixed by Michael Chaves, the duo also worked together with Leonard on the 2016 album You Want It Darker. Thanks for the Dance is not a commemorative collection of B sides and outtakes, but an unexpected harvest of new songs, exciting and vital, a continuation of the master’s final work. This remarkable album was made in many places. Javier Mas, the great Spanish laud player who accompanied Leonard on stage for the last eight years of touring, flew from Barcelona to Los Angeles to capture the artist’s spirit on Leonard’s own guitar. In Berlin, at a musical event called People Festival, Adam invited friends and comrades to lend their ears and talents. Damien Rice and Leslie Feist sang. Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire played bass. Bryce Dessner of The National played guitar, the composer Dustin O’Halloran played piano.



David Byrne on Broadway !
David Byrne’s sold out international tour in support of his first-ever chart-topping album, American Utopia, was the most critically-lauded tour of 2018, with fans and critics comparing it to his legendary Stop Making Sense tour with the Talking Heads. As an encore, David Byrne will be unveiling David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway, which will play a strictly limited engagement on Broadway at the intimate Hudson Theatre from October 4, 2019 through January 19, 2020, with the official opening set for October 20, 2019. In conjunction with the show launch, we will be releasing the original cast recording from the show which includes songs from American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career.



Beck: Hyperspace
Hyperspace’s new dimensions in sound are the result of Beck’s most collaborative efforts to date. Seven of the album’s 11 tracks – including singles “Uneventful Days” and “Saw Lightning” – features co-writing/co-production from Pharrell Williams. “See Through” is co-written/co-produced by frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin, “Stratosphere” features back-up from Chris Martin, the album’s title track features guest vocals from Terrell Hines, and “Die Waiting” features backing vocals from Sky Ferreira.



Gang Starr: One of the Best Yet
the seventh and final album from iconic hip hop duo Gang Starr. The 16 track album, their first since 2003, was produced entirely by DJ Premier with vocals from the one and only Guru, recorded before his untimely passing in 2010. Album guest features include Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5′ 9″, Ne-Yo, M.O.P., Jeru The Damaja, Big Shugg, and Freddie Foxx. Lead single “Family and Loyalty” features vocals from J. Cole. One Of The Best Yet is a momentous album in hip hop for this year or any year.



Coldplay: Everyday Life
is the eighth studio album by seven time Grammy winners Coldplay. The album is divided into two halves: Sunrise and Sunset. Everyday Life includes the singles “Orphans” and “Arabesque”.



Rod Stewart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra :You’re In My Heart
pairs classic vocal tracks from his most popular songs with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The result is a timeless record that retains the power, soul and passion that have fueled Stewart’s legacy from the start. The album also features a new version of the hit song “It Takes Two” featuring pop-star Robbie Williams and a brand-new song “Stop Loving Her Today” by Rod Stewart.



JIMI !
Over the course of four extraordinary years, Jimi Hendrix placed his indelible stamp upon popular music with breathtaking velocity. Measured alongside his triumphs at Monterey Pop and Woodstock, Hendrix’s legendary Fillmore East concerts illustrated a critical turning point in a radiant career filled with indefinite possibilities.
Songs For Groovy Children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix’s newly assembled Band of Gypsys at New York’s Fillmore East on New Years Eve 1969 and New Years Day 1970.Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks across 5 CDs, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially.
Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like “Earth Blues” and “Stepping Stone,” as well as Experience favorites inclusive of “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Wild Thing,” “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze.” Additionally, exciting new versions of Howard Tate’s “Stop,” “Steal Away,” by Jimmy Hughes and a searing “Bleeding Heart” by Elmore James highlighted the command that the trio had over blues & R&B music.
The lavish package is filled with unseen photos and remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George. Songs For Groovy Children was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott – the trio that has overseen every project for Experience Hendrix since 1995. The box set was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.



Grateful Dead: Ready or Not
LIVE archive release featuring nine unreleased performances from the early ’90s, presenting what the next Grateful Dead studio album may have been. The collection focuses on the best unreleased live versions of these late-period gems, all mastered from the original digital soundboard tapes. Recorded live between 1992 and 1995, Ready Or Not spotlights performance by the final Grateful Dead lineup: Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and new keyboardist Vince Welnick.



The Irishman Soundtrack
Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster flick, The Irishman, continues the tradition of pairing fantastic needle drops with his storytelling, making for an aural landscape that uses songs to help accentuate jumps in time and location. Working in consultation with longtime collaborator Robbie Robertson, his latest film contains numerous songs both popular and obscure that help tell the story of Frank Sheeran.



Danny Brown : Uknowhatimsayin¿
marks a buoyant new chapter in Danny’s career, a transitional and celebratory moment. His profile has grown since Atrocity and now armed with a cable TV show and a co-sign from one of rap’s icons, we will look to solidify his positioning as a ubiquitous entertainer, independent rap hero, and one of the essential cultural voices of this era, while still retaining the edgy, maverick style that makes him a fan-favorite.



Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits
is a unique compilation full of fresh interpretations of songs by the legendary Tom Waits. Aimee Mann, Joseph, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Phoebe Bridgers, Corinne Bailey Rae, Angie McMahon, Courtney Marie Andrews, and more each put their own unique spin on the gravel-voiced songwriter’s work. “… to hear it all through these women’s voices: for me, this is where the whole thing was delivered. I didn’t just want to go to church, I wanted to go to their church. In much the way Burt Bacharach songs often seem most fully themselves in the hands of Dionne Warwick, or Dusty Springfield, or Jackie DeShannon, The Shirelles, Aretha, or Karen Carpenter. Or the way standards feel so fully standard in Ella Fitzgerald’s rendering of the material. The Waits songs I was hearing through these women were breathing differently and deeply. In just the way Dylan cuts the definitive version but never stakes out the song’s territory in a way that leaves no room for majestic covers, the recordings I was gathering were showing me the remarkable strength, the resonance of Waits’ stuff. No one took ownership of the material, it was all on loan, still belonged to Tom Waits. But what a series of loans! And that’s how it is with the very, very best songs. It all brought me back to the Tom Waits I’d begun to see an outline of as a young man, back to the Waits my mother brought into the family dining room. That strange and beautiful character who seemed to belong to no one. Who I now believe belongs to us all.” – Warren Zanes, producer “Tom is a true original as a songwriter, singer and arranger. There just is no one like him. Beneath some of the layers of sound and his truly unique vocal phrasing, are some of the most beautiful and heartfelt songs I’ve ever heard. After some great creative discussions many years back with an old publishing colleague, the concept of focusing on the sheer beauty of these songs by having them interpreted by a group of amazing artists with stunning voices, was a must do project. Fast forward fifteen years later, we were thrilled with the passion and enthusiasm these artists showed when we approached them with the idea, which you can hear in their performances. Truly a musical celebration.” – Scott Robinson, executive producer



Mary Lambert: Grief Creatures
Six Years in the making. Grief Creature is Mary’s most intimate and honest masterwork.



The Rev. Scott H. Biram
Known as The Dirty Ol’ One Man Band, Scott H. Biram has a deceiving penchant for songs about God, religion, and spirituality. Each of the releases across his Bloodshot career has some representation of religious fervor and appreciation for traditional Gospel music – just in some cases, Biram spins them in the perverse, hellbound way that only he can. Sold Out to the Devil is a collection of this particular God-fearing side of Biram.



Motherless Brooklyn Soundtrack
Thom Yorke & Flea, Wynton Marsalis, and Daniel Pemberton are some of the musical heavyweights whose music is featured on the film’s soundtrack. Included on the album are two versions of the song “Daily Battles,” each performed by musical icons of modern music. Thom Yorke (who wrote the song) along with Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms For Peace) performs a sparse and emotionally stunning version. The other version of “Daily Battles” was arranged and performed by jazz trumpet icon Wynton Marsalis, who, along with his hand-picked quintet of heavy-hitter-jazz-stalwarts delivers an instant jazz standard version of the song that conjures images of the 1950’s-era gin-soaked Harlem jazz club seen in the film.



Lee Konitz: Old Songs New
Nonagenarian saxophonist Lee Konitz has been a featured soloist for many decades and has become a legend for his intriguing contributions to many well-known jazz dates with a wide variety of ensembles. Woodwind player, composer and arranger Ohad Talmor has been an important part of Konitz’s musical sphere for the past three decades, providing the elder statesman numerous opportunities to contribute his celebrated alto sound. // Konitz and Talmor have reunited a version of the Lee Konitz Nonet to release a new recording, Old Songs New, where the unique ensemble of winds, strings and percussion comes together to anchor Konitz’s flights of fancy.

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New Music – November 15, 2019

NEW RELEASES Out November 15, 2019 (now):


Lady Antebellum: Ocean
is the eighth studio album by country pop trio Lady Antebellum. Lady Antebellum’s collaboration with Little Big Town, “The Thing That Wrecks You,” is one of 13 songs on Ocean, Lady A’s first record with Big Machine Label Group. Rising artist Tenille Townes is one of the song’s co-writers, along with Daniel Tashian and Kate York. “There’s this theme of returning to the core of who we are – as writers, vocalists and people – that came out in each of these songs,” Lady Antebellum member Dave Haywood explains. “Our time in the studio with Dann had an excitement that felt like we were making our first album all over again.”



Ronnie Wood & His Wild Five : Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry
Ronnie Wood will honor one of his musical heroes with Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry. The album, released on November 15, 2019 is the first installment of a series of three albums Wood plans to record that pays tribute to those who influenced him.
Recorded in 2018 at the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne, England, Mad Lad finds Wood and His Wild Five interpreting nine Berry classics, including “Johnny B. Goode,” “Back in the U.S.A.”and “Little Queenie,” with Irish singer Imelda May guesting on three other tracks.
The album also features the Wood-penned “Tribute to Chuck Berry” and “Worried Life Blues,” a Maceo Merriweather song that Berry released as the B-side to “Bye Bye Johnny.”



The Band: 50th Anniversary EXPANDED
Digitally remixed, remastered and expanded two CD edition. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band’s sophomore album, the band releases this version featuring a new stereo mix of the album by Bob Clearmountain, the previously unreleased complete Live At Woodstock performance from 1969, and 13 bonus tracks including six previously unreleased outtakes and alternate versions.



Bonnie Prince Billy: I Made A Place
Bonnie Prince Billy is the man who is destined to sing a darkness for the rest of time – but not now. Not today. For I Made a Place, his first album of new songs since 2011, he is bringing the lightness to new- and next-generations as well as his longtime friends and fans. It’s a message we dearly need. With a hometown band supplying him the space to be as spare or as expansive as he needs to be, Bonny draws inspiration from a world-spanning set of musics, aiming to lift us up with songs meant to inspire, inform, lend confidence and bring warmth to assailed tribes everywhere. A depth of musical joy as only the Prince can deliver!



Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds: Ghosteen
is the seventeenth studio album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, following 2016’s Skeleton Tree. The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles. ‘The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. Ghosteen is migrating spirit.’ Nick Cave.



Slayer Repentless Killogy
Two CDs. 2019 live release. Revenge, murder, bloodshed, and retribution, the Slayer Repentless Killogy is a perfectly packaged story reflecting these values that most look down upon. This is the story of Wyatt who used to run with the wrong crowd. Wyatt is a former Neo Nazi associated with a gang known as The Hand Brotherhood whose signature mark is a bloody handprint left after a murder had taken place. Wyatt left his gang after he fell in love with Gina, a woman who saved his life after a brush with death from those who wanted revenge on him and his gang. Wyatt and Gina go into hiding to start a family and escape his tarnished past. The Hand Brotherhood are not going to let this happen. The Repentless Killogy Short Film is the combination of music videos from Slayer’s last full-length release Repentless, threaded through a film narrative that ends with Slayer performing a sold-out show at Los Angeles’ iconic Forum. Contain the entirety of the concert, consisting of 21 tracks



Snoop Dogg: I Wanna Thank Me
where he addresses his relationship with Suge Knight – thanks himself, and always has a little fun. Album features the likes of YG, Mustard, Russ, Wiz Khalifa, Swizz Beatz, Slick Rick, Chris Brown, Jermaine Dupri and many others!



Stones.
Two CD + DVD. Bridges To Buenos Aires is the latest concert film release from The Rolling Stones’ archive. The full-length show from their five night sell-out residency at the River Plate Stadium in Argentina’s capital city has been restored in full and features a very special guest appearance from Bob Dylan on ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. Filmed on April 5th 1998, by this point, the band had played to over two million people on the first two legs of the tour in North America and Japan.



FKA Twigs : Magdalene
is the second studio album by English singer and songwriter FKA Twigs. It is her first body of work since her EP M3LL155X (2015), and first full-length record since LP1 (2014) Production was handled by FKA Twigs herself, with producers including Jack Antonoff, Metro Boomin, Nicolas Jaar, Kenny Beats, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jeff Kleinman, Skrillex, Sounwave, and Michael Uzowuru. Includes the singles “Cellophane”, “Holy Terrain” (featuring rapper Future) and “Home with You”.



Gene Clark: No Other
Gene Clark’s 1974 masterpiece gets the reappraisal it’s long overdue. On the eve of what would have been American singer-songwriter and Byrds founding member Gene Clark’s 75th birthday comes the reissue of one of his finest works, No Other. Released in 1974 on Asylum Records, a year after the Byrds short- lived reunion, Gene reached for the stars with No Other; a psychedelic rock, folk, country and soul record that famously cost a small fortune to make. Although received warmly by critics, it flopped and was soon deleted, a failure Gene never came to terms with. However, as The New York Times wrote around the record’s 40th anniversary in 2014, “hindsight has burnished No Other, as it has redeemed other albums that went on to be reconstructed as rock repertory, like Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers and Lou Reed’s Berlin,” with the album now being increasingly recognized as one of the greatest of it’s time, if not all time. 45 years on and recently remastered at Abbey Road, 4AD are giving No Other the reappraisal it deserves. The original eight track album is being released in a limited run double CD edition in a hardbound book cover is also coming which includes a bonus disc of alternate studio versions of each track plus a recording of “Train Leaves Here This Morning” (an Eagles hit in 1972, written by Gene and Eagles founding member Bernie Leadon). “One of the greatest albums ever made. Initially celebrated for it’s obscurity, No Other is now celebrated for it’s magnificence. It was in every way a magnum opus: epic, sprawling, poetic, choral, rococo.” -The Guardian UK


We are OPEN and there is a NEW Hootie & the Blowfish album!

NEW RELEASES Out November 1, 2019 (now):


Instrument of Peace: Full Steam Ahead
was written and recorded in the San Francisco Bay area.
The songs, easy on the ear, cover multiple styles and share humane stories relatable to people worldwide.
Music will touch your soul, warm your heart, move your body and open your mind.
IOP contributes its creative effort and hopes to honor the infinite and timeless medium of melody and rhyme.
IOP is filed in our Local Artists section on CD.
~All vocals & lyrics by PJ Malone (O U No U May Know Him) laugh
~All instruments by Ilan Herman
~Engineered by Matt Insco
~Produced by Ilan Herman, Matt Insco & PJ Malone
~Album design by Bryon Stiky-tips
~Logo design by Jade Kendall Stone



Bob Dylan: Travelin’ Thru, Featuring Johnny Cash: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15
The latest installment in the long-running Bootleg series covers Dylan’s journey to Nashville between 1967 and 1970. It includes recordings from the John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline and Self Portrait sessions and over 20 tracks from the legendary sessions with Johnny Cash. 50 tracks on 3 CDs – over 40 previously unreleased.
The Bootleg Series Vol. 15: Travelin’ Thru showcases never-before-heard recordings from Bob Dylan’s journey to Nashville—including his cherished collaboration with Johnny Cash.
While Dylan had recorded in Nashville once before in sessions that would form part of 1966’s Blonde On Blonde, things had changed considerably when he came back to record a year and a half later—his first session since suffering a motorcycle accident that took him out of the public eye. On John Wesley Harding, Dylan worked more methodically than before; the seven alternate takes from the album featured here find Dylan fitting his songs’ rhythms to match their lyrics.
Returning in to Nashville in 1969, Dylan shifted even more toward the sound of country music on Nashville Skyline, even adopting a distinctive croon in his singing voice. “Lay Lady Lay,” “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” and “I Threw It All Away” still rank among the most treasured entries in Dylan’s songwriting canon.
A key participant in the Nashville Skyline sessions was Johnny Cash, who’d previously covered Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” leading to a deep mutual respect between the two musical legends. Though Cash appeared on only one song on Nashville Skyline, “Girl From The North Country” (and also penned the LP’s Grammy Award-winning liner notes), Travelin’ Thru features 25 previously unreleased tracks featuring Dylan and Cash in the studio. Highlights include takes on several of Cash’s most recognizable hits (“I Walk The Line,” “Ring Of Fire”), covers of Jimmie Rodgers and Carl Perkins (“Matchbox,” featuring Perkins himself on guitar) and a unique medley of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” and Cash’s “Understand Your Man.” A month after Nashville Skyline was released, Dylan made his first live TV appearance in five years on The Johnny Cash Show; that performance is also included here, as are two Cash covers (“Ring Of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues”) recorded during the sessions to Self Portrait.
Travelin’ Thru closes with a 1970 collaboration between Dylan and famed banjo player Earl Scruggs. Recorded in upstate New York for a PBS special on Scruggs, this informal session features renditions of Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline Rag” and others.



Miranda Lambert: Wildcard
Wildcard is the seventh studio album by American country music artist Miranda Lambert. The album was produced by Jay Joyce, marking the first time Lambert has worked with the producer. It features the single “It All Comes Out in the Wash”.



Cold War Kids: New Age Norms 1
Over their career, Cold War Kids have fielded music’s seismic shifts while simultaneously sticking to their own game plan. Over the course of a dozen releases – including seven studio albums, multiple EPs, and a live album on majors and indies alike, non-stop tours and the festival circuit’s biggest stages, massive radio, sales & streaming successes, the band have become a major part of the modern landscape. Their album New Age Norms 1, with lead single “Complainer” is the next chapter with the approach of taking apart the idea of what the band is and just trying to take the doors off a bit to see where it can go.



Booker T: Note By Note
In an emotional musical journey, Booker T explores new takes on the songs that make up the fabric of his musical identity. Largely mirroring the chapter titles from his forthcoming memoir Time is Tight, the album titled Note by Note serves as a musical companion. STAX staples like Cause I Love You and These Arms of Mine are woven into defining musical moments from Booker’s journey after STAX, when he produced and recorded with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson and Carlos Santana. Booker T & the M.G.’s fans will enjoy a new ending to the song Time is Tight, a Romanesque coda that has been played live yet never recorded. The album culminates with new original music, highlighting the soaring guitar and vocals of Booker’s son and collaborator Teddy Jones. Booker T is a 4 time GRAMMY Award winner (including the Lifetime Achievement Award), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history.



Jeff Lynne’s ELO: From Out of Nowhere
from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and music legend Jeff Lynne, and follows up a remarkable run of sold out European and American tours. Jeff Lynne’s ELO, whose music has touched fans deeply across three generations now, has found himself in recent years at the peak of his powers as a songwriter, musician and producer. This collection features a buoyant title song which opens the 10-track record including the wistful “Help Yourself” to the celebratory “Down Came the Rain” to the churning rocker “One More Time” to the sweet closer, “Songbird.” As does it’s predecessor, 2015’s Alone in the Universe, From Out Of Nowhere shows Lynne finding new facets to his signature sound, at once drawing on his globally loved legacy and forging new paths in both sounds and emotions. Once again, he plays nearly every note of the music on guitars, bass, piano, drums, keyboards and vibes, as well as singing all of the lead and layered harmony vocals.



STONES.
50th Anniversary edition includes the remastered stereo version of the album and a 32 page booklet with an essay by journalist David Fricke and photos by the band’s tour photographer Ethan Russell. Digitally remastered edition. The Rolling Stones’ groundbreaking multi-platinum selling album Let It Bleed was released in late 1969, charting at #1 in the UK and #3 in the US. The Rolling Stones, at this point already a critically and commercially dominant force, composed and recorded their eighth long player amidst both geopolitical and personal turmoil. The second of four Rolling Stones albums made with producer Jimmy Miller (Traffic, Blind Faith), Let It Bleed perfectly captures the ominous spirit of the times with “Gimme Shelter,” the opening track.



Hootie & the Blowfish: Imperfect Circle
With the rich, bluesy vocals of Darius Rucker and gleeful harmonies of guitarist Mark Bryan, bassist Dean Felber and drummer Jim Soni Sonefeld, Hootie & the Blowfish have sold over 25 million records worldwide to date after their infectious melodies hit the airwaves in 1994. The quartet met at the University of South Carolina where endless gigs at frat houses and local bars built a major local buzz. Their blend of pop, folk, blues, soul and rock made them hard to pigeonhole, but easily accessible to anyone who loved good music. The band took a break from full-time touring in 2007, reuniting annually for a variety of philanthropic events while also pursuing solo projects. 2019 marked the band’s first full-time touring year in over a decade as they embarked on the Group Therapy Tour ahead of Imperfect Circle, their first album in nearly 15 years.



Anaïs Mitchell: Hadestown
Original Broadway Cast recording. Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales – that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone – as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. This Tony-winning score defies musical theatre convention, weaving together American songwriting traditions from indie folk to pop to blues and beyond. This album was produced by Grammy winner David Lai alongside Todd Sickafoose and Anaïs Mitchell, who also collaborated on Mitchell’s celebrated modern folk album Young Man in America. Features vocal performances by Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Tony nominees Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), Patrick Page (Spring Awakening), and Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812); and Tony winner André de Shields (The Wiz).



The Mavericks: Play The Hits
The Mavericks are masters of country-Latino-rock ‘n’ roll. They rode high in the country and rock charts of the ’90s with culture-crossing hits like “What A Crying Shame” and “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down.” In 2004 they went on hiatus to explore new musical avenues. But since a reunion in 2012, the Grammy Award-winning band has reestablished itself as one of the most exciting and joyfully entertaining acts on the touring circuit. Now, on their 30th anniversary, they’re back to remind the world why they’re so good with the new country covers album, Play the Hits led by takes on John Anderson’s “Swingin'” and Freddy Fender’s “Before the Next Tear Drop Falls” and featuring Martina McBride plus other special guests. “As musicians, you are always listening to other songs and you find inspiration and you talk about, ‘Oh man, one day we’re going to record this.’ But other things get in the way. You hear every reason in the world as to why not do a covers record, but now we’re in charge, so if we’re not going to do it now, when the hell are we going to?” singer Raul Malo tells Rolling Stone.



Jeff Goldblum: I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This
the second album from the Hollywood legend, coolest man on the planet and purveyor of fine jazz. And this time he’s bringing his friends. Jeff has assembled an extraordinary gang of vocalists from all walks of musical life, some of whom are revealing their jazz voices for the very first time. The feel good jazz album of the year, featuring singers Sharon Van Etten, Fiona Apple, Inara George, Jeff Goldblum & Anna Calvi.



Michael Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka
from the British indie and folk rock singer/songwriter and record producer. Kiwanuka was produced by Danger Mouse and Inflo, who previously worked with Kiwanuka on Love & Hate. “The last album came from an introspective place and felt like therapy, I guess,” Kiwanuka said in a statement. “This one is more about feeling comfortable in who I am and asking what I want to say. Like, how could I be bold and challenge myself and the listener? It is about self-acceptance in a more triumphant rather than melancholy way. It’s an album that explores what it means to be a human being today.” He has been nominated for numerous honors, including the Brit Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Mercury Prize, BBC Music Awards. In January 2012, he won the BBC’s Sound of 2012.



Jon Batiste: Chronology of a Dream LIVE at the Village Vanguard
This title was recorded live at the historic Village Vanguard in NYC in the Fall of 2018 during Jon Batiste’s residency at the legendary space. It is the follow up to Anatomy of Angels, which is part one of this two part series. The music on this release is original, instrumental music (other than “Soulful” which is a tribute cover to Ray Hargrove) showcasing Batiste’s virtuosic and uplifting talent he uses to command a room, and an iconic one at that.



Keith Jarrett: 2016
A solo concert from Keith Jarrett – recorded on the last night of a 2016 European tour at Munich’s Philharmonie – finds the great improvising pianist at a peak of invention. Creating a spontaneous suite of forms in the moment with the assurance of a master builder – interspersing touches of lyricism between pieces of polyrhythmic and harmonic complexity – he delivers one of his very finest performances. The audience hangs on every note, every nuance, and is rewarded with tender, magical encores. 2 CDs…

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