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December 29, 2012

The UN & Music Collective Playing For Change Releases New Video, “A Better Place” in Uniting For Human Rights

UN, World Musicians Unite For
Human Rights

 



The United Nations and world music collective Playing For Change, have
joined forces on a new “Around the World” video for their original
song, “A Better Place.” Mashable premiered the video today to mark
International Human Rights Day. It features 29 musicians from thirteen
countries – including Mountaga Sissoko of Mali, Naprang Manator of
Thailand, and Papa Orbe of Cuba – performing the song in their native
country, speaking out against inequality and for social justice with one
united voice.

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Singer-songwriter José James Signs to Blue Note | Releases “No Beginning No End” on Jan. 22nd, 2013

VOCALIST JOSÉ JAMES SIGNS TO BLUE NOTE RECORDS;
FULL-LENGTH LABEL DEBUT NO BEGINNING NO END SET FOR JAN. 22 RELEASE



IT’S ALL OVER YOUR BODY EP AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY THRU iTUNES TODAY;
“TROUBLE” FEATURED AS iTUNES SINGLE OF THE WEEK;
JAMES TO PERFORM AT iTUNES FESTIVAL 2012 IN LONDON ON SEPT. 23


 
Singer-songwriter José James has signed to EMI’s Blue Note Records and is set to release his full-length label debut No Beginning No End on January 22. However, fans need not wait until then to get a taste of James’ intoxicating blend of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. The vocalist has released the four-track It’s All Over Your Body EP today exclusively through iTunes. “It’s All Over Your Body” is also available now as a single through all other digital retailers and streaming services. iTunes is also currently featuring James’ song “Trouble” as their free Single of the Week.

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New Jazz Release: Joe Lovano | “Cross Culture” (Coming Jan. 8th, 2013)

JOE LOVANO TO RELEASE 23rd BLUE NOTE ALBUM CROSS CULTURE ON JAN. 8



FEATURING ACCLAIMED QUINTET US FIVE PLUS SPECIAL GUEST LIONEL LOUEKE

On January 8, 2013, living legend saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano will release Cross Culture, his 23rd Blue Note recording and the third consecutive release by his critically acclaimed quintet, Us Five. The album is an 11-track tour de force that presents 10 of Lovano’s original compositions along with a stunning interpretation of the Billy Strayhorn ballad “Star Crossed Lovers.”

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Legendary Saxophonist Wayne Shorter to Release New Blue Note Recording “Without A Net” on Feb 5th, 2013 | Announces 2013 U.S. Tour Dates

WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET ANNOUNCES 2013 U.S TOUR DATES INCLUDING
APPEARANCES AT CARNEGIE HALL IN NYC & DISNEY HALL IN LA

 

SHORTER REVEALS COVER ART FOR NEW ALBUM WITHOUT A NET;
TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO BLUE NOTE RECORDS TO BE RELEASED FEB. 5

The legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter will make his triumphant return to Blue Note Records after 43 years with the February 5, 2013 release of Without A Net, his searing new album with his long-running Quartet featuring pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Brian Blade. Shorter has revealed the album cover artwork for Without A Net, which features drawings by Shorter himself.

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Sax Man Elan Trotman to Release “Tropicality” on Feb 19th, 2013

Sax man Elan Trotman gets autobiographical on “Tropicality”



The star-studded set slated for release February 19th chronicles his journey from Barbados to Boston while celebrating island culture.

Boston, MA (3 December 2012): Rihanna may be the most famous Barbadian making worldwide headlines, but saxophonist/flautist Elan Trotman is another gifted islander who is bringing the Caribbean island’s culture to the masses via music. 

“Tropicality,” which will be released February 19th on Woodward Avenue Records, chronicles Trotman’s journey from Barbados to Boston…    

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R&B Legend Phil Perry is Back in The Studio | New Release Coming April 2013!!

Music Legend Phil Perry is Slated to Release New Album in April 2013! Click pic above to access Phil Perry’s official website! After a nearly four year hiatus, R&B/Soul singing legend Phil Perry has returned to the studio to produce yet another masterpiece album sure to delight fans the world …