In a music world rife with technological tricks of the trade , one vital commodity is getting lost in the shuffle: the beauty of the human voice. Enter Naturally 7.
The seven-man crew is more than just your average singing group. Its members have perfected an intriguing a cappella style they’ve branded as “Vocal Play”—singing as instruments. In its quest to celebrate the voice, Naturally 7 not only sings but also creates every backing instrument heard on its songs. We’re talking drums, bass, guitars, horns, flutes … even down to turntables.
FROM THE LEGENDARY EMMY & GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER, DRUMMER, AND PERCUSSIONIST—A POWERFUL MEMOIR OF THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF MUSIC AND FIVE DECADES OF LIFE AND LOVE ON THE STAGE
In the first pages of her thoughtful and compelling memoir, THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM, renowned drummer and percussionist Sheila “E” Escovedo vividly describes what it felt like to approach the stage for her first live performance. The connection she felt to the music seemed like part of her DNA. The cymbals vibrated through her body and the timbales shook her bones and touched her soul. She was five years old.
While Bobby Broom’s 2012 CD “Upper West Side Story” focused exclusively on original material, the guitarist takes a very different track with “My Shining Hour, ” due for August 19 release from Origin Records. The luxuriantly melodic session features Broom’s working trio-with bassist Dennis Carroll and drummer Makaya McCraven-placing their stamp on beloved American Songbook standards.
OUT OF THE GATE, GRAMMY AWARD WINNING GOSPEL STAR KIERRA SHEARD, SITS ATOP THE GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN MUSIC CHARTS ON ITUNES WITH THE RELEASE OF HER 5TH STUDIO ALBUM, GRACELAND, TODAY JULY 22
Los Angeles, CA – Kierra Sheard releases her highly anticipated album, GRACELAND, today, July 22. The newest judge on BET’s 7th season of “Sunday Best” gets personal on GRACELAND and shares her ongoing inner battle between self-conviction and condemnation.
Singer, songwriter, and rising R&B star GEORGE TANDY, JR. will release his full-length debut album, The Foundation[RedStar/Republic Records], in stores and via all DSP’s July 29, 2014. Pre-orders go live on July 15.
Tandy’s new single “JADED” is available now at iTunes and all digital partners. The song paves the way for the release of The Foundation, which he will celebrate with an album release show in NYC July 29 at Subculture.
Blue Note Records proudly presents the Blue Note 75 app – a ground-breaking new app available exclusively for iPad that celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the legendary jazz label which has represented The Finest In Jazz Since 1939. Now available exclusively on the App Store, the app presents a new digital format – developed in partnership with the London-based digital music and creative technology agency playDEF music – which allows users to play owned Blue Note music in-app or directly purchase music including albums Mastered for iTunes available via Blue Note’s dedicated global iTunes destination: iTunes.com/BlueNote.