June 8 2016
Nels Cline makes his Blue Note debut with the Aug. 5 release of Lovers, an expansive double-album that the guitarist had dreamed of making for over 25 years. Inspired by the likes of Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Gil Evans, Johnny Mandel, Henry Mancini and others, Cline finally realized his ambitious “mood music” project with an ensemble of 23 stellar musicians conducted and arranged by Michael Leonhart.
May 24 2016
Following an extensive UK tour opening for label mate Gregory Porter last month, singer-pianist Kandace Springs has announced that she will support Porter once again next month in her hometown of Nashville (June 4), and along his run of West Coast tour dates including shows in Portland (June 16), Seattle (June 17) and Oakland (June 18). Kandace will celebrate the June 24 release of her debut album Soul Eyes (Blue Note) with shows June 23 at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles and June 27 at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.
May 10 2016
Gregory Porter’s Take Me to the Alley was released on May 6 and is currently the #1 Jazz Album on Apple Music in dozens of countries across six continents including the U.S., U.K., Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Brazil, The Netherlands, Mexico, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, Austria, Norway, Denmark, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Ireland and Hong Kong. Apple Music is currently featuring exclusive live videos of Porter performing “Holding On” and “Take Me to the Alley” at the famed Capitol Studios, in addition to specially curated playlists by Gregory including Memories of Mom, Gregory’s Essential Nate King Cole, Praise & Positivity, and Relaxing on the Road.
May 6 2016
An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with today’s release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. Take Me To The Alley is available now at iTunes, Amazon, and the Gregory Porter Store.