New Tracks: Robert Glasper With Musiq, Chrisette Michele, & KING + MP3

 

So you’ve seen the swoon-worthy tracklist for Robert Glasper’s fast approaching Black Radio album. You’re having heart palpitations damn near every day in anticipation – we already know. And we got you.

For starters, the first official single from the album is available today! “Ah Yeah” features the illustrious Musiq Soulchild and Christte Michele, and is worthy of spine tingles that might not stop.

This little gem is available for purchase at the links below. For those looking for a peek of the “free” variety, there is hope. You can cop “Move Love” featuring KING for free by signing up for Robert’s mailing list on his website.

February 28th is the day folks – hang tight! We assure you, it’s beyond words.

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Robert Glasper to Release ‘Black Radio’ + Tracklisting

 

The ever astute genre bender Robert Glasper will be releasing his forthcoming album with his equally intoxicating band, the Robert Glasper Experiment. Called Black Radio, the project will release on February 28th and includes an all star list of features that frankly is making us feel a little faint.

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled mix of jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, with appearances from Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Stokley Williams (Mint Condition).

Black Radio will be the first full-length album from the Grammy-nominated keyboardist’s dynamic band; saxophonist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Chris Dave have come together show after show and blown away thousands with their ridiculously wondrous performances and now to have something we can take home? We almost can’t take it.

Tracklisting
01 Lift Off/Mic Check (featuring Shafiq Husayn)
02 Afro Blue (featuring Erykah Badu)
03 Cherish The Day (featuring Lalah Hathaway)
04 Always Shine (featuring Lupe Fiasco & Bilal)
05 Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) (featuring Ledisi)
06 Move Love (featuring KING)
07 Ah Yeah (featuring Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michele)
08 Consequence Of Jealousy (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)
09 Why Do We Try (featuring Stokley Williams)
10 Black Radio (featuring Mos Def)
11 Letter to Hermoine (featuring Bilal)
12 Smells Like Teen Spirit

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Kirk Whalum’s Donny Hathaway Tribute Out Now: Everything is Everything

Donny Hathaway would have been 65 years old on October 1, 2010. Tenor saxophonist Kirk Whalum‘s work has similarly crossed the boundaries between R&B, gospel and jazz with an emotional immediacy that is beyond compare. Kirk’s new release, Everything Is Everything: The Music of Donny Hathaway brilliantly exhibits 8-time Grammy nominee Kirk’s singular interpretive skills. Highlights include “You Had To Know,” featuring a heartfelt performance by Donny’s daughter, Lalah Hathaway, and Musiq Soulchild‘s retro take on “We’re Still Friends.”

RSVP on Facebook to stream his live performance from the Detroit International Jazz Festival this Labor Day weekend, on September 4 at 9 PM (EST).

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VV Brown’s “Miss You”

eus24-003-mfThe lovely Ms. VV Brown does not waste time. While she’s touring internationally, she’s steadily dropping acoustic videos and low-fi recordings on the web. Download her cover of the Rolling Stones’ track, “Miss You” (and turn the volume up!).  If this soul-drenched version of the rock song sounds familiar, you might be remembering the days of Musiq Soulchild and his 2003 album Soulstar. (Revisit Musiq’s version here)

Travelling Like the Light, the upcoming full-length album, will be released in the US on Capitol Records on February 9, 2010.

V V Brown – “Miss You” (mp3)