New Release: Thievery Corporation – ‘Saudade’

 

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Thievery Corporation‘s seventh studio album, Saudade, dropped today! Going back to the roots that originally brought them together, the duo dedicates this work entirely to bossa nova. Saudade in Portuguese means “a longing for something or someone that is lost, a contented melancholy, or, simply, the presence of absence.”

The album draws from classic Brazilian artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gal Costa, and Luis Bonfá, among others.

Listen to the lush and sensual “Depth of My Soul” after the jump.

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“Depth of My Soul” lyric video & tour dates after the jump

New Release: Robert Glasper Experiment – ‘Black Radio 2′

 

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Today, Robert Glasper Experiment drops the much awaited Black Radio 2! The project follows up the 2013 Grammy Award winning Black Radio, named Best R&B Album.

Making up the Experiment and the core of the sonic vision are Robert Glasper on keyboards, Derrick Hodge on bass, Mark Colenburg on drums, and Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone. And as expected, the guest vocalists are impressive: Common, Patrick Stump, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé, Lalah Hathaway, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Get a taste of the sounds with the video for “Calls” featuring Jill Scott below!

The tour kicks off today in NYC at Best Buy Theatre with special guests Common and Marsha Ambrosius! Find additional tour dates after the jump.

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New Release: Anoushka Shankar – ‘Traces of You’

 

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Grammy-nominated sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar today releases her 7th album, Traces of You. Inspired by the loss of her father (Ravi Shankar) and the birth of her son, her album explores the full breadth of the human experience with moving grace.

Also joining Anoushka on the project are multi-award-winning musician Nitin Sawhney on production and half-sister Norah Jones on vocals. Below, catch the video for the title track with Norah!

After the jump, get a peek into the process behind the album with the video trailer as well as tour dates! The tour kicks off on November 7 in Birmingham, AL.

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Robert Glasper Experiment ‘Black Radio 2′ Tour Dates

 

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As the Robert Glasper Experiment gears up to release their highly anticipated Black Radio 2 on October 29, they’re setting out on a special string of US tour dates featuring Common and Marsha Ambrosius!

Tour Dates
10/18 – SFJAZZ – San Francisco, CA
10/26 – Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI*
10/29 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY*
11/3 – Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
11/9 – H Town Arena – Houston, TX*
11/14 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA*

*Show date w/ Common and Marsha Ambrosius

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New Release: Kneebody – ‘The Line’ + US Tour

 

Kneebody‘s explosive rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble shines through on their fourth album, The Line, which includes 12 original compositions, and contributions from various members of the group.

The Line opens with a dark rock tune titled “Lowell,” then moves to a lighter mood with “Cha-Cha,” a contrapuntal number with an engaging swing beat. “Trite” embodies the non-linear approach the band gives to compositions, while “Still Play” has a twisty, technically challenging horn line that is complemented by the other players’ musicianship.

Watch the Choose Your Own Adventure album preview below, plus stream the full album.

And catch Kneebody on their fall tour starting Friday, 9/27 in NYC!

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Watch the album preview and get tour dates after the jump