Amanda Seales and Kris Bowers Discuss Upcoming ‘Mo’ Betta Wu’ @ LPR, NYC – April 10

Words by Korby Benoit

In 1994, the Wu-Tang Clan emerged as a collective of nine gifted emcees from Staten Island, NY. Their musical contribution has been unparalleled and this year marks the 20th anniversary of their seminal release, Enter The 36 Chambers. Undoubtedly the Wu-Tang style, slang and sound has left a permanent impression on hip-hop fans across the globe.

Amanda Seales is an artist known for her various work as a television host, visual artist, DJ and vocalist.  She is also someone with an appreciation for Wu-Tang’s cultural impact. This week, Seales will perform a show entitled Mo’ Betta Wu at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City. Together with pianist Kris Bowers and additional band members, she’ll be performing an assortment of jazz standards over reworked and reinterpreted Wu-Tang classics.

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New Release: Kris Bowers – ‘Heroes + Misfits’

 

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Today, young jazz pianist Kris Bowers drops his impressive debut album, Heroes + Misfits. Kris crafts his own progressive brand of jazz by blending a variety of styles, including R&B, electronic, and rock.

Also contributing to the album are Casey Benjamin (alto sax), Kenneth Whalum III (tenor sax), Adam Agati (guitar), Burniss Earl Travis II (bass), Jamire Williams (drum), along with guest vocalists Julia Easterlin, José James and Chris Turner.

Cozy up to the full album stream below and grab a free download of the “Forget-Er” single after the jump!

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Premiere: Kris Bowers – “Forget-Er” (Frederic Robinson Remix)

 

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Remarkable young jazz pianist Kris Bowers has been paving his path with piles of achievements for some years now. Late last year we shared with you “Forget-Er,” the first single from his upcoming debut album, Heroes + Misfits.

Today, we’re proud to premiere the slinking Frederic Robinson remix of “Forget-Er” with a tropical underwater feel that’s more than welcome on these cold winter days.

Look out for Heroes + Misfits on Concord Jazz in March of this year!

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