Here is the list of releases that grabbed our attention. Qwest TV's favourites in the loop.
We are delighted to have Lee Fields as Qwest TV's guest of the month for April. On the back of his new album, It Rains Love, he sat down with us for perhaps his most open interview to date.
After two decades of playing as sideman, Bobby Sparks has recorded all over and at all moments. Here, he brings together a part of his work never before released in a first album featuring Roy Hargrove, Marcus Miller, Lucky Peterson, Michael League and other members who play as part of Snarky Puppy.
The new track comes out ahead of .Paak's forthcoming album Ventura, which will be released on April 12 via Aftermath and 12 Tone.
You’re The Man is simultaneously the greatest 'lost' soul album of all time and a fistful of fascinating but incongruent sessions by the “Crown Prince of Soul,” Marvin Gaye. It’s contents are brilliant and an indispensable record of Marvin’s prolific months following the release and transcendent success of his previous album, What’s Going On.
The French pianist co-produced three songs from When I Get Home, the magnificent album that Solange has just released. He describes how this sophisticated R&B was created by a handful of musicians jamming in a lavish house overlooking Los Angeles.
God Bless the Brits, particularly for their adoration of American rhythm and blues. If it weren’t for their rabid music fans we wouldn’t have The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks, The Who, Led Zeppelin and countless other bands built on the backs of black American musical innovators from Robert Johnson to Bo Diddley. Also, we wouldn’t have this essential Roy Ayers album from 1983, being reissued by the London-based label, BBE Records.