I'm not sure how much my head was in the game with this week's show, but I did manage to play a lot of new music in the hour and talked up Stephanie Nilles who is amazing and should definitely be on your radar.
The Line-Up for 17 April 2015
New week, new Sounds For Sunday playlist. No particular theme. Enjoy dope tracks by Mehliana, Javi Santiago, Kris Bowers, The Bridge Trio, Remi Panossian, Jad Salameh, Omer Klein, Tim Campanella, Aidan Carroll and Tomoko Omura. Peace out.
Here’s another full concert video to brighten up your Saturday evening. Catch a one hour and half set by Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band filmed in July 2012 at the Saint-Émilion Jazz Festival. The band is Blade on drums, Christopher Thomas on bass, Jon Cowherd on piano and Melvin Butler and Myron Walden on saxophones. Enjoy!
We’ve already shared the EPK as well as the first single, a cover of Lianne La Havas' "Lost & Found" featuring Christian Scott, from Ben Williams Coming of Age set to release on Concord Records April 21st. Now two new singles from the album have dropped. Check out “Black Villain Music” and “Half Steppin” below the jump. You can preorder Coming of Age on Amazon (CD & Vinyl).
Pianist Aron Ottignon has been working constantly gearing up for his new EP, Starfish, to drop next Monday, April 20th. The title track is pretty dope and Ottignon works the hell out of GoPro with his "Waterfalls in Tanzania" video. Now, he's released a video of him rehearsing a take on James Holden's "Renata" which has just the right mix of electronic and improvisational jazz that sounds exactly like the dopeness Aron Ottignon always delivers. Check out the video after the jump.