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April 2015

WATCH NEW VIDEO! David Pic Conley Returns w/New Group ‘Re-Surface’ | New Album “ReSurface Where Have You Been?” Coming June 1st, 2015

Re-Surface
 
90’s R&B HIT MAKER DAVID PIC CONLEY RESURFACES WITH A NEW ALBUM
 
There is a whole generation that grew up off love songs wafting from the smooth R&B vocals of 90’s groups such as Surface, whose memorable tracks include “Happy” (1987), “Closer Than Friends” (1988), “Shower Me With Your Love” (1989) among others. With an album aptly entitled “ReSurface, Where Have You Been?” – ReSurface – comprised of David ‘Pic’ Conley and John Feva – are aimed at reasserting their vocals and rhythmic sounds among old fans, as well as a new generation of R&B lovers.
 

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Grammy Nominated Soul/Jazz Diva MAYSA Returns w/New Album “Back 2 Love” on May 26th, 2015

Maysa - Back 2 Love
 
GRAMMY-NOMINATED SOUL/JAZZ DIVA MAYSA MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY AS A RECORDING ARTIST WITH A TOUR-DE-FORCE NEW ALBUM BACK 2 LOVE
 
New Album Features Special Guests Stokley of Mint Condition & Phil Perry
LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “KEEP IT MOVIN'” feat STOKLEY BELOW!!
 

 
There are very few singers on the contemporary scene who have a unique, instantly identifiable vocal sound; there are even fewer who have the stylistic range to encompass both Jazz and R&B in their performances.

Collaborative Group Heads of State Set to Release New Album “Search for Peace” on July 10th, 2015 | LISTEN to Single “Impressions”!

Heads of State - Search for Peace
 
Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams, and Al Foster
Join Forces in Historic Configuration, Heads of State
 
Set to Release Search for Peace – July 10 on Smoke Sessions Records
 
Release Performances July 24 – 26 at Smoke Jazz Club
 
Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Buster Williams and Al Foster–four of today’s most important and influential jazz artists–have joined forces as a collaborative group for the first time in their storied careers and the result is a quartet for the ages.

R&B Singer Bunny Sigler to Release New Album “Bundino” on May 12th, 2015

Bunny Sigler - Bundino
 
LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER BUNNY SIGLER RELEASES NEW ALBUM BUNDINO OUT MAY 12
 
(Los Angeles, CA) Four-time Grammy winning producer-singer-songwriter Bunny Sigler releases a new album that will excite past and present fans. The prolific songwriter who produced the “Philly Sound” excites his audience with this highly anticipated new album continuously showcasing his classic R&B sound going back to his roots for something past fans will be excited for.

Cecil Thornton & Transparent Releases New EP “Variation” | Available NOW

Cecil Thornton & Transparent - Variation
 
ATLANTA BASED GOSPEL JAZZ RECORDING GROUP CECIL THORNTON & TRANSPARENT RELEASES SOPHOMORE INDEPENDENT PROJECT “VARIATION”
 
Atlanta, GA (Tuesday, April 228, 2015) — Singer, songwriter, and producer Cecil Thornton and his group Transparent returns with their long-awaited new independent EP VARIATION, available now for download on all digital platforms for only $5.94. This 6 song EP is sure to inspire and encourage all who listens.

Bessie (Music from the HBO Film) Official Soundtrack to be Released on May 12th, 2015

Bessie
 
Legacy Recordings Sets Digital Release of Bessie (Music from the HBO® Film) for Tuesday, May 12; CD Coming Tuesday, June 2
 
Bessie (Music from the HBO Film) Debuts “Gimme A Pigfoot and A Bottle of Beer (2015 Remix),” Pairing Bessie Smith’s Original Recording with New Vocals by Queen Latifah and Enhanced Instrumentation Produced by Adam Blackstone and Queen Latifah
 
Album Includes Historic Blues and Swing Recordings by Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Sippie Wallace, Kid Ory & Fresh Interpretations of Bessie Smith Classics Performed by Queen Latifah
 
Bessie, an HBO Film, Premieres May 16
 
NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the digital release of Bessie (Music from the HBO Film) on Tuesday, May 12. The official soundtrack for the upcoming HBO film will also be released on CD on Tuesday, June 2.
 

Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 Coming July 17th, 2015

Miles Davis at Newport - 2015
 
Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 Scheduled For Release July 17 Through Columbia/Legacy Recordings
 
FOUR-CD BOX SET TRACKS MILES’ ASCENDANCE OVER EIGHT LIVE FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES SPANNING 20 YEARS IN NEWPORT, NEW YORK, BERLIN, AND SWITZERLAND; 296-MINUTE PROGRAM INCLUDES NEARLY FOUR HOURS OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL
 
Newport Jazz Festival To Be Held July 31-August 2 Celebrates the Iconic Trumpeter’s Relationship with the Legendary Newport Jazz Festival and Its Revered Founder-Impresario George Wein, Commemorating the 60th Anniversary Of Miles’ Newport Debut With Musical Tributes, Workshops And More
 
NEW YORK, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Miles Davis‘ 20-year association as an artist at impresario George Wein’s renowned Newport Jazz Festival is a thriving tradition that will be celebrated with the release of MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 4.

Michelle Williams to Premiere New Video for “Believe In Me” on April 29th, 2015

Michelle Williams - 2015
 
MICHELLE WILLIAMS PREMIERES NEW VIDEO “BELIEVE IN ME” ON VH1 SOUL, WEDNESDAY APRIL 29TH
 
Williams also returns to The Meredith Vieira Show Tuesday April 28th, and appears on Essence Live on Thursday April 30th
 
Grammy® winning singer, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams is releasing an inspiring new video for her latest single “Believe in Me,” with VH1 Soul exclusively premiering the music video on Wednesday April 29th. In addition to debuting her new video this week, Williams also makes a return appearance for a second week to “The Meredith Vieira Show” on Tuesday April 28th, and appears on “Essence Live” on Thursday April 30th.

Branford Marsalis Quartet to Reissue “Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam” on May 26th, 2015

Branford Marsalis - A Love Supreme 2015
 
Branford Marsalis Quartet to Reissue
Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam
 
In Celebration of 50th Anniversary of
John Coltrane Masterpiece
 
Available May 26 on Marsalis Music via OKeh Records
 
CD/DVD Features Rare Discussions with Alice Coltrane,
Michael Brecker, Miguel Zenón, Ned Goold and David Sánchez
 
This historic Marsalis Music CD/DVD, including a full performance by the Branford Marsalis Quartet at Amsterdam’s esteemed Bimhuis plus bonus interviews and audio-only disc, will be re-released on May 26 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original John Coltrane A Love Supreme album, released in February 1965.

BET Networks & Dr. Bobby Jones Celebrate The 35th & Final Season of “Bobby Jones Gospel”

Bobby Jones
 
BET NETWORKS AND DR. BOBBY JONES CELEBRATE THE 35TH AND FINAL SEASON OF “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL” THIS UPCOMING SEASON
 
NEW YORK, NY (Friday, April 24, 2015) – BET Networks announced at the BET UPFRONT that it will tape the 35th and final season of “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL,” cable television’s longest running original series. With today’s biggest Gospel artists having their first television performance on “BOBBY JONES GOSPEL,” Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams celebrated Dr. Bobby Jones’ groundbreaking work with a soul stirring performance in tribute to Dr. Jones phenomenal work on BET Networks throughout the years.