August 1 2013
On October 29, Robert Glasper Experiment ups the ante with the release of Black Radio 2 (Blue Note), another genre-defying effort that takes the GRAMMY-winning Black Radio blueprint and builds to even greater heights. The core remains the Experiment, as astoundingly versatile a band as has ever existed, featuring Robert Glasper on keyboards, Derrick Hodge on bass, Mark Colenburg on drums, and Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone. Providing the vocals throughout is another jaw-dropping roll call of vocalists including Common, Patrick Stump, Brandy, Jill Scott, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Luke James, Emeli Sandé, Lalah Hathaway, and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
June 26 2013
Wayne Shorter graces the August cover of DownBeat magazine for his 4 big wins in their 61st Annual Critics Poll! Other Blue Note winners include Robert Glasper, Gregory Porter, Joe Lovano, Jason Moran, José James, Ambrose Akinmusire & Derrick Hodge.
June 13 2013
Blue Note Records has announced a September 17 release date for Liquid Spirit, the remarkable major label debut from GRAMMY-nominated jazz and soul singer Gregory Porter. The 14-track album is further justification for Porter’s quick ascent into the top ranks of jazz and R&B singers today, and it also features 10 new originals which showcase Porter’s innate gift for writing poignant songs based upon personal experiences with a relatable and emotional immediacy.
June 12 2013
Bassist and composer Derrick Hodge has announced a tour to kick off August 6 in New York City, the day that his extraordinary debut recording Live Today will be released by Blue Note Records. The tour will also bring Hodge to Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Revivalist has also premiered the first official track from the album, “Message of Hope.” Live Today is now available for pre-order on Amazon.