New Release: Jose James – ‘No Beginning No End’

 

The day is finally here for the new Jose James album, No Beginning No End. The work introduces Jose to a more universal audience through his graceful and astute plays with varied styles and genres on the album. He weaves together a sound that is so much more than just jazz and like Robert Glasper did with Black Radio, creates a bridge to help build a new musical frontier.

The star collaborators on the album help it sparkle and shine only more. Producer/bassist Pino Palladino, Glasper, Emily King, Hindi Zahra, and Kris Bowers are just a few of the talents that have helped transcend this project to its highest heights. In case you missed the NPR stream, definitely do kick off your shoes and take a little afternoon break for a listen – you won’t be disappointed.

New Yorkers! Tomorrow is going to be an unforgettable, magical night at the Highline Ballroom as Jose kicks off his US tour with an album release show. Find more details on our event page.

Also, read the recent New York Times article to get a closer look at Jose’s journey and the path that led him to where he is today.

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Tour Dates
Jan. 23 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Jan. 24 – Howard Theatre – Washington DC
Jan. 26 – Scullers – Boston, MA
Jan. 29 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 30 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Feb. 10-Mar. 6 – Asia & Australia Tour
Mar. 8 – San Jose Jazz WinterFest – San Jose, CA
Mar. 9 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
Mar. 10 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 12 – The Del Monte Speakeasy – Los Angeles, CA

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New Release: David Virelles – ‘Continuum’ + NYC Album Release Party @ Drom – Dec 12

 

Hailed by the New York Times and playing in the esteemed bands of Ravi Coltrane, Chris Potter, and Tomasz Stanko, David Virelles has become a highly sought after young jazz pianist on the rise.

His sophomore album, Continuum, will be released tomorrow. In collaboration with drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist Ben Street, and Cuban folkloric percussionist/poet Román Díaz, he work pays homage to Cuban culture traversing topics of society, art, and ritual in its journey.

Watch the video for the stirring single, “One,” above and download it below!

On December 12, New Yorkers can join David for an intimate live performance of the album along with special guest DJs Questlove and Tyondai Braxton. More details below!

Also, read the New York Times article on David to get a closer look at the new album.



David Virelles – “One” [MP3 via Dropbox]

Event Details
Continuum Album Release Party
Wednesday, December 12

DJ sets by Questlove and Tyondai Braxton
Featuring a live performance by David Virelles

Doors 9:30pm

Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door
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Drom
85 Ave A (btw 5th and 6th)
New York, NY

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TRON: Legacy Motion Comic

Given the cult following of the original 1982 film Tron, Disney naturally wanted to create the same enthusiasm in a new generation of sci-fi nerds. To accomplish this, they teamed up with Double Barrel Motion Studios to create a “motion comic” with interactive Tron-style visuals. The motion comic will be an interpretation of the film, skewed to appeal to children under 8 years old, available on the iTunes app store.

Watch the trailer at The NY Times.

Kruder & Dorfmeister: The 16 F**king Years Anniversary Session, Were Ya There?

The Austrian downtempo-dub pioneers, Kruder & Dorfmeister, performed at the Best Buy Theater two days ago in their first live New York City appearance in nine years.  Accompanying the two was MC Earl Zinger, who, as described by New York Times‘ Jon Parales, could have been “the Joel Grey of electronica, intoning introductions, singing and dancing around with springing moves.”  Ras MC T Weed also performed, singing with “hints of reggae and Stevie Wonder.”  Video projections by Fritz Fitzke “framed Mr. Kruder Mr Dorfmeister in vertiginous glory, with flashing geometric lines and floating landscapes.”

Through it all, Kruder and Dormeister were “sleekly propulsive as ever.”  Their set blended a vast array of beats, electro synthesizers, and rhythms that exuded a “suave, unchallenging pleasure.”  The show ended with a rewrite of the Beatles’ “Let It Be”, with the lyrics written as “K & D”, instead.  Their current tour is celebrating the 16th anniversary of the label they founded in Vienna, G-Stone Recordings – their brilliant new 2xCD compilation is in stores now, providing some of the label’s greatest hits alongside envelope-pushing new tracks.

Check out the New York Times‘ review of the show: “Old-School Electronica to Trip the Mind, Tickle the Eye and Sway the Body”

Photo Credit: New York Times

Upcoming Tour Info

Oct 15 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090044D2ED2A7B32?brand=clubnokia
Oct 16 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco
Tickets and further infos: http://treasureislandfestival.com
Oct 22 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Roundhouse, London
Tickets: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/book-tickets?perfno=5308
Nov 11 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Astra, Berlin
Tickets: http://mct.tickets.de/de/customer/events/show/863-Kruder_&_Dorfmeister
Nov 12 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Kesselhaus, München
Tickets: http://mct.tickets.de/de/customer/events/show/863-Kruder_&_Dorfmeister
Nov 13 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ E-Werk, Köln
Tickets: http://mct.tickets.de/de/customer/events/show/863-Kruder_&_Dorfmeister