The Neil Cowley Trio’s sixth studio album, Spacebound Apes, is one wrapped in intrigue and surprises but what else do you expect from the witty and mischievous British pianist? Let me get you caught up… Spacebound Apes, from what we gather, is a multidisciplinary endeavor where the album lends itself as the soundtrack to a story: the story of an ordinary man named Lincoln. The actual story of Lincoln is unraveling as I write these very lines on Lincoln’s very own Tumblr (http://lincolnsdiary.tumblr.com/) and is set to culminate on September 16th, the release date of the album.
We have spoken quite often and quite highly of Kansas City, Mo's Eddie Moore and the outer Circle and their workman-like brilliance. It would stand to reason that this gripping sound would continue in their next effort, the upcoming album Kings & Queens which they're dropping next month. Based in part on the original compositions the groupl rolled out in last year's live album as well as with more new songs in the mix for this new studio release, this album looks like something to look forward to. Kings & Queens drops next month on the group's Bandcamp. In the meantime, the first single, "The L.B.C.", is available for stream and download after the jump.
I had a bit of a down week last week. Thankfully, the task of putting this show together kind of anchors me, particularly since every show should be a good one. I had a bit of a down week last week. I still made a good show.
The Line-Up for 12 August 2016
The Robert Glasper Experiment is back at it with the announcement of their newest LP ArtScience set to drop September 16th on Blue Note. But where do you go following two GRAMMY wins and numerous collaborations with the likes of Erykah Badu, Norah Jones and even Snoop Dogg? "You do you," says Glasper with a chuckle. "People need to hear what the Experiment sounds like, just us—know what our vibe is and can be." With this noble goal in mind ArtScience aims at collaboration above all. Each of the core members, keyboardist Robert Glasper, saxophonist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Mark Colenburg, contributed not only vocals to the album but also lent a hand in the album's production and songwriting departments. Case in point, "Find You", the first single off ArtScience which was penned jointly by all four band members. Enjoy below the jump.