Erykah Badu just kicked off the Out My Mind Just In Time 2010 AD tour after the successful release of New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. Concert goers on the 7th will also be graced with the presence of Janelle Monae and The Roots' Questlove, who will be opening at the Roseland Ballroom that night.
Want 2 comped tickets to the show AND backstage Meet & Greets with Erykah? Travel over to New York Magazine's Vulture to enter. After all that, check the full tour schedule at www.OutMyMindJustInTimeTour.com.
P.S. - We hear the next video coming will be for "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)," so stay tuned!
Mr Day's latest project is the release of his first solo album, produced by Patchworks. Small Fry was recorded live with the musicians Mr Day tours with: drummer Rémy Kaprielan and keyboardist Raphaël Chambouvet, his constant accomplice. An extensive record collector, occasional DJ and radio show host, the musical eclectism Mr Day lives by always leads him right back to the path of soul.
The musical style is vast and replete, but the composition and production never manage to fall prey to shortcuts or repetitiveness. Patchworks has said that he wanted the album to be "as deep, ambitious and complete as possible, to equal Mr Day's immense talent."
After the jump, stream and download the title track, "Small Fry" and a remix by Patchworks.
The UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival is coming up soon ('Jam Day' is May 30th, 'Reggae Day' is May 31st) and the line-up is fantastic. Raphael Saadiq, Q-Tip, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime (G&D), The Foreign Exchange, Bilal, Quadron, hosted by Zion-I. And that's just the first day. 'Reggae Day' brings on Nas & Damien Marley, Barrington Levy, and our clear favorite, Nneka. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner in the area. Enter to win after the jump!
We can't all make it there, but remember that Giant Step's Summerstage 2010 (NYC) will feature the incredible Raphael Saadiq, with more great artists to be announced soon!
Raphael Saadiq - "Oh Girl"
Nneka - "Heartbeat"
Nas & Damien Marley - "As We Enter"
We're really excited about this José James & Jef Neve joint coming soon on Impulse! Enter here to win a signed copy of the CD. The standards are a bit of a departure from the usual José James stuff we're used to, but this album is surely going to end up in our perfect jazz collections.
José James & Jef Neve - "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You"