"A Place in My Heart" by Taylor McFerrin and Ryat has been on heavy rotation in our office for months, so we're thrilled to see some visuals. They're guaranteed to be good, coming from the best new West Coast record label, Brainfeeder, owned by Flying Lotus who's just made his own very successful foray into directing music videos with Erykah Badu's "Gone, Baby..." and Bilal's "Levels".
One of Gilles Peterson's last radio shows of 2010, he picks out some favorites like DJ Oil, Theophilus London, Taylor McFerrin, Ghost Poet and more. He also welcomes a special guest from Southampton, UK: Gang Colours. A handful of Gang Colours originals mix in with some new music from MachineDrum, Nico and Cadence Weapon. Enjoy!
Check out this 3-song preview of the upcoming album by Taylor McFerrin, Early Riser. Following the Broken Vibes EP and his performances at NYC venues plus international tours, this album is one of our most-anticipated for 2010. Make sure you head to TaylorMcFerrin.com to get a free download too.
Our show with José James this weekend was a great success. José and his band were on point with their blend of classic jazz structures, experimental sounds and hip hop rhythms. Jordana de Lovely sang background vocals, providing a nice feminine counterpart to José's smooth deep voice.
Between songs, José made sure to thank his major influences and collaborators, including Flying Lotus and Taylor McFerrin. He noted Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington (and many more) after his version of "Save Your Love For Me," and expressed his dedication to Billy Strayhorn before launching into "Lush Life." Overall, José and the band wowed the audience with various tracks from Blackmagic and a couple tracks off his upcoming project with Jef Neve on Impulse, For All We Know.
Enjoy the photos, and a big thank you to those of you who came out!