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“The Apollo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” – Digital Album Available NOW | CD & 2LP Vinyl Coming Dec. 20th | HBO Documentary ‘The Apollo’ Premieres Nov. 6th, 2019

‘The Apollo: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ Digital Album Out Now; CD & 2LP Vinyl To Be Released December 20 HBO Documentary ‘The Apollo’ Premieres November 6
Debuts New Robert Glasper Song with Vocals by Ledisi, Plus Selections from Glasper’s Original Score and Spoken Excerpts from Angela Bassett, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pharrell Williams and Others
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the digital edition of THE APOLLO: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been released by Universal Music Group/Blue Note Records/Polygram Entertainment/UMe, just ahead of the new HBO documentary’s November 6 broadcast premiere.

Pianist and Educator Harold Mabern Passes Away at 83

Harold Mabern:
March 20, 1936 – September 17, 2019
Influential Jazz Pianist and Educator Passes Away at Age 83
Legendary jazz pianist Harold Mabern died suddenly on Tuesday, September 17, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83. His death was announced on Thursday by his record label, Smoke Sessions Records.

Modern Guitarist Gia Jade Releases New Single “Giant Steps” | LISTEN!

Modern Guitarist Gia Jade Debuts ‘Giant Steps’ on August 23rd
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Aug. 23, 2019 – PRLog — AWJ Music Group announces recording artist Gia Jade and the debut of her contemporary rendition of “Giant Steps.” Gia Jade presents a new flavor to this classic jazz track combining Bossa Nova and modern jazz elements…

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff Mourn The Losses of Walter ‘Bunny’ Sigler & Jerry Ross

Bunny Sigler remembered as “one of the most talented, creative, and great songwriters and music producers.”
Jerry Ross recalled as “key to the beginning of the Gamble, Huff and Bell legacy”
PHILADELPHIA – Legendary Philadelphia International Records co-founders and R&B pioneers Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff released a pair of statements mourning the passing of two vital members of “The Sound of Philadelphia” family: Walter “Bunny” Sigler and Jerry Ross.

Master Jazz Photographer Chuck Stewart Dies at 89

Master Jazz Photographer
Chuck Stewart Dies at 89
The Stewart Family is sadden to announce the passing of Chuck Stewart.
Our family offer our sincerest thanks to all for thinking so highly of Chuck as a friend, vendor, client and admirer. Over the 70 plus years of his career, Chuck has created a unique style of photography that gave him pleasure which has been published in books, magazines, album covers, CDs,motion pictures, TV sitcoms, documentaries and personal collections. He gave all of himself to the craft he perfected through HIS lens as he saw it.

The Estate Of Prince Rogers Nelson Selects Universal Music Publishing Group To Serve As Worldwide Publisher

The Estate Of Prince Rogers Nelson Selects Universal Music Publishing Group To Serve As Worldwide Publisher For Prince’s Iconic Catalog Of Songs
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a global leader in music publishing, today announced an agreement with the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson to become, effective immediately, the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for Prince’s entire song catalog.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! fDeluxe Pay Tribute to Prince w/Single “Nothing Compares 2 U”

fDeluxe pay tribute to their mentor Prince
New version of their 1985 recording ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’
In April fDeluxe, the band previously known as The Family were in the process of booking dates for shows later this year when they were rocked by the news of the death of their mentor Prince.

N 2 The Dawn: Honoring The Artist 4ever 2 B Known As Prince

Prince - 2015
N 2 The Dawn: Honoring The Artist 4ever 2 B Known As Prince
Artist Reflections by A. Scott Galloway
April 24, 2016
Prince was the most profoundly voracious and prolific musician across a purple-hued spectrum of styles – a singular melting pot of Soul, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Pop of his own Paisley Funk creation. Beginning by teaching himself to play big band great Neal Hefti’s cool, driving theme to the TV show “Batman” on piano, Prince Rogers Nelson evolved into a wunderkind genius who fluently mastered keyboards, drums, electric bass and – most magnificently – guitar, with a multi-octave vocal range that stretched from his natural hushed speaking baritone to a crystalline falsetto so pure that the Gemini gave it her own name: “Camille.”