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September 14 2018

José James joins voices with Lalah Hathaway on a joyful new duet version of Bill Withers’ classic song “Lovely Day.” James’ forthcoming album Lean On Me is a loving tribute to the legendary singer and songwriter in honor of Withers’ 80th birthday year.

September 14 2018

Composer and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire's fourth studio album Origami Harvest is a surprisingly fluid study in contrasts that—with help from New York's Mivos Quartet and art-rap expatriate Kool A.D. along with drummer Marcus Gilmore, pianist Sam Harris, and others—pits contemporary classical wilding against deconstructed hip-hop, with bursts of left-field jazz, funk, spoken word, and soul.

September 7 2018

Blue Note Records announces the October 19 release of Flight, an extraordinary debut album from the legendary Jazz label’s newest signing James Francies, the Houston-born New York City-based pianist, keyboardist, and composer that The New York Times called “a pianist with liquid dynamism in his touch.”

August 24 2018

Singer, songwriter and lifelong fan José James honors the great Bill Withers with the September 28 release of Lean On Me, a loving tribute album in honor of Withers' 80th birthday year. Lean On Me was produced by Blue Note president Don Was and recorded in Capitol's legendary Studio B with a dream team band: Pino Palladino (bass), Kris Bowers (keys), Brad Allen Williams (guitar), and Nate Smith (drums), along with special guests including vocalist Lalah Hathaway, saxophonist Marcus Strickland, and trumpeter Takuya Kuroda. The lead track “Use Me” is available to stream or download today.