Leela James Webisode Premiere: “I Want It All”

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Check out this webisode where Leela James talks about her musical influences and preview the new track “I Want It All” from My Soul, out May 25th. Find more webisodes on Bama Love Soul, Singer’s Room, and soon on Hard Candy.


GPWW Brownswood Basement: Drum & Bass Special

Thanks to popular demand, Gilles Peterson dedicated this show to exploring his collection of drum and bass, all from that Brownswood basement of his. Music by LTJ Bukem, Photek, 4Hero, DJ Dextrous, Wax Doctor, Grooverider, Tom & Gerry, UFO, Krust, Drumagick, Peshey and many more. Even D&B remixes of John Coltrane and The Fugees.

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Georgia Anne Muldrow is Jyoti

Jyoti is a Sanscrit word meaning “light,” and it’s the new alias which Georgia Anne Muldrow will be using for all her upcoming jazz projects. The name Jyoti was given to her by the late great Alice Coltrane, a friend of the family. The first of these jazz projects will be Ocotea, drawing from an ocean of influences such as Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, Swamini Truiyasangitanada’s Monastic Trio, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Henry Threadgill, Sun-Ra, and Stevie Wonder (to name a few).

Infused with experimental synthesizers that poses a pan-tonal sensibility, and melodies that soar about with raw musicianship, Ocotea is sure to become a new-jazz classic. It will be released on limited CD/vinyl on June 15th.

This is Georgia like you’ve never seen her before.

Stream a track from the new album: “The Black Mother”
 


Chico Mann (Miami Debut) at Sunset Soiree – March 2010

Check out this clip of Chico Mann making their Miami debut at our 14th annual Sunset Soiree, co-presented by Levi’s in association with Windows 7, in March during the Winter Music Conference. They are performing ”Ya Yo Sé” from their latest album Analog Drift: Muy…Esniqui soon to be released on Wax Poetics.