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”
 


NERVE ft. Jojo Mayer with Sonnymoon in NYC, 5/16

We’re looking forward to the New York live debut of Sonnymoon, whose album was reviewed and posted here for free download. Joining them will be NERVE, the band formed to back up “drum wizard” Jojo Mayer.

$10 Advance | RSVP to rsvp@luckyandlamazing.com

MeLo-X remixed Sonnymoon’s single, check out the stream here:
“Houstatlantavegas” (Sonnymoon vs. Nite Jewel vs. Drake MeLo-X remix)
 

MeLo-X & Sonnymoon‘s “HTLV” Remix EP on iTunes

NERVE Video after the Jump:

[Read more...]

Giant Step presents Janelle Monáe Album Release Event

New York, if you missed the three sold out performances last month, stop what you are doing right now and RSVP!! On May 18th, at the Highline Ballroom, Janelle Monáe will be performing selections from her genre-bending debut album, The ArchAndroid. Not only will she be performing for all of her supporters and friends on the day of her album release for FREE, but she will be hosting an immediate afterparty like none you have ever been to! Come ready to party! Put your hair in a ponytail, cut it off, or leave it at home because on May 18th we are going to DANCE or DIE!!!!!

This event is free, but strictly RSVP. If you have already RSVP’d, please note the new venue, Highline Ballroom.