Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NEW RELEASES: BENMONT TENCH - YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY; MALIA & BORIS BLANK - CONVERGENCE; TAKUYA KURODA - RISING SON

BENMONT TENCH - YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY 

Blue Note Records will release the debut solo album from Benmont Tench, You Should Be So Lucky, on February 18, 2014. Produced by legendary producer Glyn Johns, the album was recorded to tape at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and features Tench handling lead vocals, piano and organs, joined by a team of collaborators including a core band of Don Was, Ethan Johns, Blake Mills and Jeremy Stacey and contributions by Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Joel Jerome, Tom Petty and Ringo Starr. The vinyl edition was mastered from the original analog tapes and includes two extra tracks not available on the CD and digital versions of the album. ~ bluenote

MALIA / BORIS BLANK - CONVERGENCE

Convergence is the new album from Malia & Boris Blank, Convergence, is available now digitally. While Malia considers herself a spiritual Jazz and Blues singer she's decided to venture out by working with Boris Blank to create a sound she calls: Electronic Gospel ... it's spiritual and emotional... Tracks include: Embraceable Moon; Feel It Like You; Touching Ghosts; Claire Cadillac; Raising Venus; Fever; Shouldering Ashes; Mageticlies; Tears Run Dry; and Turner’s Ship.



TAKUYA KURODA - RISING SON

Ascendant trumpeter Takuya Kuroda makes his Blue Note debut with the February 18 release of Rising Son, produced by Jos√© James.  Kuroda, who is best known for his inspired presence in James' band, steps forth here to helm that remarkable band (keyboardist Kris Bowers, bassist Solomon Dorsey, drummer Nate Smith, trombonist Corey King) plus vocal contributions from James ("Everybody Loves The Sunshine") & a guest appearance from imaginative guitarist Lionel Loueke ("Afro Blues"). Listen to the track premiere of "Afro Blues" via The Revivalist. Rising Son is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. ~ bluenote


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