RECORDINGS BY DAVID BOWIE, JOHNNY CASH, JIMI HENDRIX, BILLIE HOLIDAY, WHITNEY HOUSTON, PUBLIC ENEMY, AND THE ROLLING STONES AMONG 2018 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® INDUCTIONS
25 RECORDINGS ADDED TO THE GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® RESIDING AT GRAMMY M– USEUM® L.A. LIVE
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 16, 2018) — Continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, the Recording Academy™ has announced the newest inductions to its distinctive GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®.
Amazon Releases New Holiday Collection, “Christmas Soul” featuring Various Artists – Coming Nov. 24th, 2017
LISTEN to Singer Nicole Atkins rendition of “O Holy Night” below!
Amazon Music is excited to announce “Christmas Soul,” an Amazon Original playlist featuring 25 all-new holiday recordings from a wide range of artists, including; rising indie hip hop MC Open Mike Eagle, R&B songstress Dawn Richard, classic soul performers Don Bryant and Ural Thomas, and many more.
Central City Productions Presents Black Music Honors
(Nashville, TN) – August 2, 2017 – Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley during the Black Music Honors, a live taping television special that will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN.
ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT GETS DOWN TO ITS ESSENCE ON ARTSCIENCE;
ECCLECTIC NEW ALBUM SHINES A LIGHT ON EACH OF THE BAND MEMBERS
WITH ROBERT GLASPER, CASEY BENJAMIN, DERRICK HODGE & MARK COLENBURG
SHARING IN PRODUCTION, SONGWRITING & VOCAL DUTIES FOR FIRST TIME
ARTSCIENCE WILL BE RELEASED SEPT. 16 & IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
Robert Glasper Experiment has released “Find You,” the powerful first single from the groundbreaking, GRAMMY-winning band’s new album ArtScience (Blue Note). The eclectic album finds the Experiment getting down to its essence, with each of the band members—keyboardist Robert Glasper, saxophonist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Mark Colenburg—delivering the vocals and sharing in the production and songwriting on the album. On ArtScience, the Experiment sounds like a bit of everything that’s vibrant and challenging and great about music woven into a billowing fabric of jazz, funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, blues, disco, electronic, and pop.
Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives For Record Store Day’s Annual Black Friday Event (Friday, November 27, 2015)
New Legacy Vinyl Collectibles include Releases by Earth Wind & Fire, the Isley Brothers, OutKast, & More
NEW YORK, Oct 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the label’s line-up of collectible 12″, 10″ and 7″ vinyl releases created especially for Record Store Day’s Black Friday 2015, celebrated this year at the nation’s independent record stores on Friday, November 27, 2015.
Tenor Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis Releases Days Of FreeMan, A Tribute To His Hip-Hop Roots — Album Available Now
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NEW YORK, July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Visionary composer and tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis‘s bravest, yet most palpable artistic feat, Days Of FreeMan, opens with a poignant and profound introductory monologue from a maternal sage. She says: “The best thing of living is living who you are. You can’t be somebody else; you gotta be what God gave you to be and who you are. You look in the mirror and see yourself and say ‘I’m James Brandon Lewis.”‘ Next, bass and drums congeal around the sapphire melodic motif of “Brother 1976,” recalling one of those jazzy jewel-like hooks from a 1990s Native Tongue hip-hop jam. The effect is like 1990s hip-hop’s fascination with jazz being spit back by a prodigious jazz innovator.
Pianist Orrin Evans Forms All-Star Trio
Featuring Christian McBride and Karriem Riggins for
The Evolution of Oneself – Available September 11
on Smoke Sessions Records
Album Spans Jazz, Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop, and Country in Reflection of Personal Growth
Pianist Orrin Evans takes stock of the pivotal moments that shape the trajectory of a life on The Evolution of Oneself, his scintillating new release on Smoke Sessions Records.
Maya Angelou’s Posthumous Release “CAGED BIRD SONGS” Out Now
Angelou’s Iconic Words and Lyrics Blended with New Hip-Hop Beats
Released on November 4th via Smooch Music, Caged Bird Songs is the long-awaited album from the late iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer, and lecturer Dr. Maya Angelou. Seven years in the making, the album blends Angelou’s poetic spoken words with modern hip-hop production.