Hip-hop funk duo and Giant Step favorites Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins (aka Declaime) were featured in NPR's Song of the Day for "Connect Game," a track from their recent LP SomeOthaShip. Georgia has recently been busy releasing the solo album Ocotea, under her moniker Jyoti, through their label SomeOthaShip Connect. Check out the full NPR article and stream "Connect Game" here.
A Giant Step favorite, Jyoti (aka Georgia Anne Muldrow) will perform live tomorrow in Los Angeles at Amoeba Music Hollywood with Declaime. You saw our exclusive interview with Jyoti last week, and her new album Ocotea drops tomorrow on SomeOthaShip Connect. Don't miss the artist Mos Def calls "incredible.. like Flack, Nina Simone, Ella, she's something else. She's like religion."
This week Gilles Peterson features a mix by producer/musician James Blake, along with some way-out African, more deep jazz and new James Pants, Janelle Monáe, Joanna Newsom, Flying Lotus, Ital Tek and plenty more. The first track is by an artist called Gregory Porter, who Gilles says you'll like if you're into José James. Gilles also gives us his take on the new Jyoti, calling her the Mary Lou Williams of the new generation! "Lots of stuff in the box this week..."
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We are excited for the release of Jyoti (aka Georgia Anne Muldrow)'s new album, Ocotea, which is scheduled to drop June 15, 2010 on SomeOthaShip Connect. We got the chance to sit down with this singer, songwriter, and producer extraordinaire and get the scoop on her artistry, spirituality, and experience as a new mom.
What's your favorite jazz album ever and why?
it's really hard for me to pick just one record that i love the most, what i tend to dig are ones that are drenched in the pursuit of higher consciousness, or are heavily rooted in the blackness of music...
Jyoti is a Sanscrit word meaning "light," and it's the new alias which Georgia Anne Muldrow will be using for all her upcoming jazz projects. The name Jyoti was given to her by the late great Alice Coltrane, a friend of the family. The first of these jazz projects will be Ocotea, drawing from an ocean of influences such as Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, Swamini Truiyasangitanada’s Monastic Trio, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Henry Threadgill, Sun-Ra, and Stevie Wonder (to name a few).
Infused with experimental synthesizers that poses a pan-tonal sensibility, and melodies that soar about with raw musicianship, Ocotea is sure to become a new-jazz classic. It will be released on limited CD/vinyl on June 15th.
This is Georgia like you've never seen her before.
Stream a track from the new album: "The Black Mother"