New Release: Terence Blanchard – ‘Magnetic’


Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard today releases Magnetic, his first album since 2009 and what a beautiful melange it is.

The 10-track project features a diversity of sound easily moving between ballad to bop to electronic. Joining him on the record are band members Kendrick Scott, Brice Winston, Fabian Almazan, and Joshua Crumbly. Some marvelous guests grace the album as well, including the legendary Ron Carter as well as Blue Note label-mates Ravi Coltrane and Lionel Loueke.

For a taste of the album, take a listen to “Magnetic” below and watch a making of the album studio session after the jump.

Terence will be performing at the Jazz Standard in NYC tomorrow, May 29. Enter our contest below to win tickets!

And on June 15 through June 30, Terence will be premiering his first opera! Titled Champion, the St. Louis based production will follow the story of boxing champion Emile Griffith. More on tour dates after the jump.

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Watch a behind the scenes video & get tour dates after the jump

Michael James & Federico Grazzini – “Magnetic”


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Just loving this Michael James & Federico Grazzini track we stumbled across. Called “Magnetic,” the deep house track features super chill vocals from a lovely lady by the name of The Real O’C.

Definitely wait until the 1:20 mark so you can really hear her voice, which feels like a cross between Adele and Corrine Bailey Rae – loving the juxtaposition of the soulful vocals against the slightly trance-ish track.

The track is part of new label Channel Zoo’s first release, the 001 EP.

Purchase 001 EP on Beatport

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