When first album, ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’ debuted at the top spot on the UK Official Jazz and Blues Albums Chart last year, many might have thought it a mere fluke. But when the second album from Jeff Goldblum And The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, ‘I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This’, released on 1 November, repeated the same path as the first, people are sitting up and taking notice.
Always full of surprises, Hollywood icon & jazz pianist Jeff Goldblum today announces he has teamed up with global superstar singer, songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus for his new song, a cover of Chet Baker’s, ‘The Thrill is Gone,’ to be released on November 1. The song features on his new album, ‘I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This’, the follow-up to his debut, ‘The Capitol Studio Sessions’, which he released last year, along with his long-term band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. The new album will also be released on November 1, through Decca Records.
Divergence is the newly released, energetic, funk-based single by U.K. Electro Funk Project, Synthonic. Composer, pianist, and Tuba player Kieron Garrett is the master-mind behind this eclectic, effervescent and compelling project. Garrett writes, records, and produces the project and will be releasing equally sophisticated tracks in the near future.
Spanish-Canadian singer-songwriter Nancy Ruth fuses jazz, Latin music, experimental rock, and flamenco and leads the charge to the reinvigoration of Flamenco music. Her latest single, ‘Todo Para Ti (All For You)’, is a lightning-flash of guitar and vocals, radiating passion for life, and love, all the while showing what is possible with music.
In 2015 Rocky Dawuni became the first Ghanaian to be nominated for a GRAMMY Award, for his electrifying sixth album, ‘Branches Of The Same Tree’, in the Best Reggae Album category. Dawuni isn’t strictly a Reggae artist; he encorporates the style into his music, but it’s part of an amalgam of styles, including Afrobeat, Highlife, traditional Ghanaian folk, dancehall, jazz, North American soul, RnB, and electropop. He calls his sound Afro Roots: there’s nothing else quite like it.
Kristen Lee Sergeant is a jazz vocalist who always seems to be singing about fire. Even her website greets the visitor with a curl of animated smoke, and her album, which contains a brilliant cover of ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’, is entitled, ‘Smolder’. Her latest self-penned single, ‘Balm/Burn’, also uses the metaphor of the flame – as well as the salve to heal it – to take a closer look at a rocky romantic relationship.
‘Moonlight’ is the latest release from Earthquake Lights, a delicate, hypnotic, and very appealing track built on a chord progression that teases resolution but never achieves it. It’s accompanied by a music video shot by prolific Korean-American artist, Minu Park, whose work has been recognised by the great Werner Herzog.