Essential Records releases The Essential George Benson on June 28. Concord Jazz is releasing the 2-CD package of The Living Room Tour from Carole King. Carly Simon moves over to Columbia Records (after 18 years with Arista) and is preparing to release an album of standards entitled Moonlight Serenade on July 19. The 11-track set will be released in DualDisc format, with the DVD side showcasing behind-the-scenes footage. MeShell NdegeOchello will release her first all-jazz CD, Dance Of The Infidels on June 21 on Shanachie. The CD features guest artists including Kenny Garrett, Jack DeJohnette, Oliver Lake, Don Byron, Soulalive’s Neal Evans, Cassandra Wilson, Lalah Hathaway and Sabina of the Brazilian Girls.
Also, look out for releases…
Us3 – Questions (Megaforce/Ryco, out now)
Nouvelle Vague – Nouvelle Vague (Luaka Bop/V2, out now)
Suphala – The Now (Rasa Music, out now)
Ben Wyatt – Buzzin’ Fly Volume 2 (Astralwerks, out now)
Zap Mama – Show Me The Way (Seiji Remix) (Giant Step Records/Luaka Bop, out now)
Raheem DeVaughn – The Love Experience (Jive Records, May 17)