Photos by Seher Sikandar
Little Dragon and one of our new favorites, SZA took down the house last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg and we were there to capture it. Little Dragon even performed a new song off their upcoming album, and let us tell you - the new album is shaping up very nicely!
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.
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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
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY
A group of immensely talented jazz musicians have come together as the NEXT Collective to release some amazing covers. The one we have for your today is of none other than D'Angelo's "Africa."
Look out for CoverArt to drop on February 26. Additional covers will include interpretations of work by Little Dragon, Stereolab, and Me’shell Ndegeocello, amongst others.
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]