The American label Smithsonian Folkways have released The Social Power Of Music, an impressive collection of odes, songs of struggle, prayers and celebrations from around the world: it marks an homage to the power of action through music, and through a community of mixed voices.
The latest release from the mighty Daptone Records label is saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum's All My Relations. It's a ten track project that was recorded through collective writing sessions with an ensemble cast of drummers and percussion players whose funky, indigenous-inspired rhythms anchor the album.
Reissued by WeWantSounds, funk singer Jaye P. Morgan’s eponymous album marks a meeting of minds: a singer seeking recognition and the young David Foster, future producer of Earth, Wind and Fire (1978) and American music’s greatest stars.
With soul, jazz, blues, orchestral and hip-hop winners, the 2019 Grammy Awards reflected a fantastic year for the music we love.
Contemporary soul-funk powerhouse Lee Fields keeps on adding to an already prolific fifty-year career. His latest track "Will I Get Off Easy" shows that Fields knows when to deploy his vocal forces and when to keep them under expert control.
Angel Bat Dawid is the next talented artist to emerge from Chicago’s experimental jazz scene.
The American neo-soul singer gets deep and broody for his new track, which is now available on all streaming platforms after featuring on the popular game.