New Release: NEXT Collective – ‘Cover Art’

NEXT Collective today releases an incredible collection of covers with their CoverArt album. This collective of brilliant young jazz musicians came together with an aim to remake some popular music favorites, including the work of Little Dragon, Jay Z and Kanye West, D’Angelo, N.E.R.D, Stereolab, Drake, Meshell Ndegeocello, and on. It’s a real treat. Hear their cover of Jay-Z and Kanye’s “No Church In The Wild” below.

For those in the NYC area, do not miss the opportunity to watch these guys at work tonight during their album release show! More details are below. Others can watch the live stream of the release show after the jump or on the live stream site.

Enter our contest to win Cover Art

Event Details
NEXT Collective Album Release Show
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Doors 10pm / show 10:30pm

Logan Richardson: saxophone
Walter Smith III: saxophone
Matthew Stevens: guitar
Gerald Clayton: keyboards
Ben Williams: bass
Jamire Williams: drums
and special guest Christian Scott: trumpet

DJ Set from Rich Medina

Tickets: $15 advance / $18 doors
Purchase tickets

Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY

Purchase Cover Art on iTunes | Amazon

Live stream of release show tonight after the jump

New Release: Mark de Clive-Lowe – ‘NEXT Collective: The Mixtape’


Always the tastemaker extraordinaire, Mark de Clive-Lowe, presents us with a preview of an awesome project some great young jazz musicians have embarked on. NEXT Collective: The Mixtape introduces us to NEXT Collective and their upcoming album set to cover some of their favorite artists and ‘reinterpret them from a jazz perspective.’ Covered artists include Little Dragon, Jay Z and Kanye West, D’Angelo, N.E.R.D, Stereolab, Drake, Meshell Ndegeocello, and on.

Members of NEXT Collective include Logan Richardson (sax), Walter Smith III (sax), Matthew Stevens (guitar), Gerald Clayton (keys), Kris Bowers (keys), Ben Williams (bass), Jamire Williams (drums) and guest trumpeter Christian Scott.

Absolutely love it when worlds collide like this. Stream and download below!

Mark de Clive-Lowe presents NEXT Collective: The Mixtape [Download on Sendspace]

Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

New Release: Christian Scott – ‘Christian aTunde Adjuah’


You just don’t wanna mess with someone that has eight albums. Like, really? Step off. Christian Scott today drops his number eight album called Christian aTunde Adjuah. One of his most personal projects, the 23-track project covers topic matter ranging from the Trayvon Martin case to Christian’s recent engagement to his girlfriend Isodora. The album ends with a song dedicated to his mother, Cara.

Enjoy the jazzy tunes of this young musician extraordinaire below – brilliant.

You can catch Christian at an in-store performance at the Apple SoHo location today in NYC.

Enter our contest to win Christian aTunde Adjuah.

Purchase Christian aTunde Adjuah on iTunes | Amazon

Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

Disc 2 stream and tour dates after the jump

Video: Christian Scott – ‘Christian aTunde Adjuah’ Trailer


[kml_flashembed movie="" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]

Award winning trumpeter, composer, and producer Christian Scott will be releasing his new album Christian aTunde Adjuah at the end of this month. Listeners can look forward to “reflective ballads, light and dreamy soundscapes, guitar-edged and rock-inflected cookers” all with trumpet centric sound.

Watch the above video as Christian goes into the inspiration behind the album, and shows you a behind the scenes look with his bandmates who also speak on their experiences being in the band.

Pre-Order Christian aTunde Adjuah on iTunes

Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

Ninety Miles NYC Album Release feat. Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, & Christian Scott @ S.O.B.’s – Win Tickets + MP3

It’s always refreshing to see artists experiment and take an “out of the box” approach to their craft. Such is the case with the Cuban American Jazz phenomenon Ninety Miles featuring Stefon Harris (Vibes), David Sánchez (Saxophone), and Christian Scott (Trumpet). Recorded entirely in Havana, Cuba, with the help of some highly talented Cuban players Rember Duharte and Harold Lopez-Nussa, Ninety Miles is an experiment that examines the fascinating chemical reaction that takes place when musicians from different cultures come together and converse in a common language that transcends mere words.

Out June 21st, the album also includes a bonus DVD with two live performances and a sneak peek (see above video) of the forthcoming documentary that chronicles the recording process of the album, and features guest appearances by Cuban musicians. Also on June 21st will be the album release show at @ S.O.B.’s — try your luck at winning tickets while you’re at it.

Official Site || Facebook || Myspace

Get the free MP3