On November 25th Magnus delighted his fans with a great concert at the Cologne Philharmonic.
Now and until February 24th you can enjoy this amazing performance of Magnus Lindren, Henrik Janson, Lars Danielsson and Per Lidnvall hier.
Organized by KölnMusik
Recording location: Kölner Philharmonie
We are excited to announce the new album titled „We Da People“ from the multi-GRAMMY Award nominated and winning drummer, producer and educator Emanuel Harrold.
The album folows his recent EP „Funk La Soul“
℗ 2022 Gearbox Records
Video – We Da People
Recorded and filmed live to a sold-out auditorium at the magnificent Philharmonie Luxembourg, accompanied by his trusted soul/jazz sextet (pianist Tom O’Grady, bassist Jon Mapp, drummer Rick Hudson, guitarist Phil Stevenson, saxophonist/flutist Gareth Lumbers, trumpeter Sam Ewens) and the 70-piece Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra led by Grammy Award winning conductor Gast Waltzing.
“To be able to release my first live album of such magnitude is a dream come true” says Myles Sanko. “Capturing what I do live has always been a goal of mine for some time now and I am over the moon that it has finally come to life. To do it this way exceeds my imagination and I am truly honoured to have created this with all these exceptional musicians”
“Live at Philharmonie Luxembourg” features ten songs with orchestral arrangements by Gast Waltzing and Peter Hinderthür. It includes all the favourites such as “Come On Home” or “High On You” and classics like “Just Being Me” and “Forever Dreaming”. It will be available on 12″ vinyl LP, compact CD and digital formats. After the release of his third full studio album “Memories Of Love” in 2021, “Live At Philharmonie Luxembourg” preserves the magic of Sanko’s concerts for home listening.
This new offering will instantly remind fans of the unique combination of raw talent and sophistication with which he captures his audience so effortlessly.
„Live at Philharmonie Luxembourg“ will be released on 3rd March 2023
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We are excited to bring you an exciting new single from internationally acclaimed Italian singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Chiara Civello. Co-produced with Dario Bassolino and featuring lyrics by Civello and Sicilian artist Kaballà, „Sono Come Sono“ is the first Italian adaptation of the Brazilian song „Olhos Coloridos,“ a celebration of diversity, mixed roots and inclusion written by Macao and made famous by singer Sandra de Sa. To respect the spirit of the original and its soul-funk sound, Civello decided to produce the song in Naples, a city with many similarities to Rio de Janeiro, including its multicultural history. The result is an irresistible 80s-inspired boogie-funk track that exudes positivity and joy.
Produced by Four Flies Records.
Video – Sono Come Sono
Listen this the wonderful song Capacity to Love – Video
The late Leonard Cohen could certainly be a formidable performer, but he endures primarily because of his songs – richly poetic, nuanced and evocative pieces of aural literature composed with enough considered space to leave them open for eclectic interpretations. His „Tower of Song“ came with flexible blueprints, which is why Cohen has been the subject of so many often excellent tribute albums, both during his lifetime and since his 2016 death.
Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen is a worthwhile entry in the large pile of salutes and serves as a complement to 2022’s illuminating documentary Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song and the companion compilation Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums. It hosts a crew of top-shelf artists taking on a dozen Cohen pieces, many established favorites but also a few deep digs, with producer Larry Klein’s jazz-tinged arrangements providing the sonic thread to sew them all together.
Gregory Porter, one of the great jazz vocalists of the moment, delivers a soulful version of Suzanne that hews to its original melodies but allows the jazz artists accompanying him to interpolate and offer their own flights.
Suzanne – Video
We are very happy to announce that Magnus Lindgren together with John Beasley and the SWR Bigband have been nominated for two (John even for three) Grammys with their album „BIRD LIVES“!
They are nominated in the categories:
Category Best Large Jazz Ensemle Album
„Bird Lives“ Video
Category Best Arrangemet, Instrumental or A Capella
„Scrapple From The Apple“ Video
The 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, will air live on Sunday, Feb. 5, from Los Angeles‘ Crypto.com Arena, and it will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30 p.m. ET / 5-8:30 p.m. PT+.
„The Human Seasons” is an album of musical improvisation by the Argentinian pianist Gustavo Beytelmann, produced with Philippe Cohen Solal. The title comes from a poem by John Keats and is a metaphor for the four seasons of our existence. It is also about the life that we improvise from day to day.
Here the acoustics and electronics interact in a unique musical ping-pong. The 2 musicians cross over between the human seasons, between “field recording” and “spoken word”, to deliver an instrumental performance that is sometimes serene and sometimes powerful.Philippe Cohen Solal started collaborating with Gustavo Beytelmann in 1999. He is the pianist that features in Gotan Project. The maestro also accompanied the group on their world tour of “La Revancha del Tango”, which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary. One evening, in the middle of a concert, the two computers with all the rhythmic sequences broke down. But the show must go on: Gustavo and Philippe then start to improvise, in a long suspended and magical moment. From this technical incident a beautiful artistic surprise was born.
It took almost 20 years for them to find themselves, both in the studio, with the firm intention of putting themselves in danger and recreating that magic.Sound landscapes, pianistic melodies, poetic interventions and solid rhythms are summoned to take us, during 45 minutes of electro and acoustic improvisation, to an incredible musical elsewhere.”
Summer – Official Video
Anne Paceo was born in 1984 and spent her childhood in Daloa, Ivory Coast, where she heard the rhythm of the great drum masters who practiced next to her family’s house. Anne Paceo chose the drums. The choice forces admiration, because the number of female drummers can still be counted on the fingers of one hand. But Anne Paceo has that certain something. And a damn good technique, which she acquired at the Paris National Conservatory.
At the age of 19, she begins a career as an accompanist with an amazing array of artists, from Archie Shepp to Philippe Catherine, through John Mc Laughlin, Charlie Haden, Rhoda Scott, Michel Legrand, Christian Escoudé, Rick Margitza, Henri Texier, China Moses, Leyla McCalla, Andy Sheppard, …. Maybe that’s where she develops her taste for world sound. At twenty-four years old.
Today Anne Paceo slips into the role of a healer with S.H.A.M.A.N.E.S, an album released in 2022 inspired by the sacred chants of the world. The album is number 1 on the French jazz charts for several weeks and journalists agree that „S.H.A.M.A.N.E.S seems to be an achievement, perhaps an apotheosis“. Télérama „Anne Paceo has established herself as one of the most important figures of the French music scene“ Libération
Where Do We Stand is released today!
Watch the video on You Tube and Listen to the wonderful song here
There are very few artists whose sound can capture the sentiments of a generation. The Brooklyn born and raised, Melanie Charles, is one of these artists. Over the past few decades, she has made a name for herself through dynamic engagements with jazz, soul and R&B. Her bold genre-bending style has been embraced by a range of artists including Wynton Marsalis, SZA, Mach-Hommy, Gorillaz and The Roots. In 2021, she appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk and stunned with her eclectic style. Through it all, she has remained committed to making music that pushes listeners to consider new possibilities—both sonically and politically. “Make Jazz Trill Again,” a project that she launched in 2016, demonstrates her allegiance to everyday people, especially the youth and is focused on taking jazz from the museum to the streets. “I love jazz, I really fell in love with it deeply. But I was interested in young people interacting with it,” Charles says. The album Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women is reflective of Charles’ tremendous versatility and imagination as an artist but of also her deep care for community.
Charles’ initial approach to the album was simple—to find music in the Verve catalogue that spoke to her. As a Verve remix project, with Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women she set out to take this group of songs and breathe new energy into them. She was immediately drawn to the rapturous voices of Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughn who inspired her to record arrangements of “God Bless the Child” and “Detour Ahead.” By the time she was ready to move forward with recording the rest of the album, the world had transformed into a very different place. When the pandemic hit, Charles was faced with a new set of concerns. She no longer had access to the same resources and was forced to make the album from home. Charles was not discouraged. “This is at the center of our experience as brown and Black people, making something out of nothing,” she says.
The remainder of the album was recorded during the summer of 2020 while the pandemic continued and Americans were in the throes of a racial reckoning sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others. Taylor’s death, in particular, had an impact on Charles’ creative process. “I was rudely reminded that Black women are and always have been undervalued, uncared for, unprotected and neglected. I decided to focus on songs written and or sung by the Black women who paved the way for me,” says Charles. Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women is a love letter to the un¬heralded labor of Black women. At the same time, it asks listeners, as they consume the artistic pro¬duction of Black women—the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Abbey Lincoln and Di¬nah Washington and others—to be accountable to and care about them as well.