FAR OUT PRESENTS BRAZILIAN BASS: INNER CITY TROPICAL SOUNDBLAST
Far Out Presents: Brazilian Bass features fifteen tracks celebrating the heavy bass and musical imagination of the root sounds of Bahia, Recife and Rio de Janeiro. Bringing together some of the most creative and out of the ordinary artists of this new scene. What is Brazilian Bass? Brazilian Bass is the blending of a myriad of different styles including: Reggae, Dub, Electronica and Afro-beat, all filtered through Brazilian flavours and rhythms to create something totally unique. It's a crucial cultural force shaping the sounds of London and Brazil’s most dynamic music cities; Bass music has become a driving force. Release is scheduled for April 28, 2014.
JUMAANE SMITH - I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
Jumaane Smith, trumpeter and vocalist steps forward from Michael Buble’s band and takes center stage as he has completed his debut record “I Only Have Eyes For You.” A celebration of the Great American Songbook with the theme of love and romance, the album includes interpretations of classic tunes full of personal emotion. The debut features performances by Michael Bublé, Jackie Evancho and Naturally 7. He’s worked with Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Michael Buble’, Jackie Evancho, Alicia Keys, The Jonas Brothers, Wyclef Jean, Justin Bieber, Diddy, Natalie Cole, James Ingram, Wynton Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane, Chris Botti and many more. “I imagine that it is very rewarding to see your own project become successful,” he says. “As the leader, you get back what you put into it.” Now only time will tell how a lifetime of learning and all-star mentorship will pay off. Tracks include: Come Rain Or Come ShineCome Rain Or Come Shine feat. Michael Bublé; Georgia On My Mind; Dream; I Only Have Eyes For You feat. Naturally 7; The Way You Look Tonight; What A Wonderful World; Yesterday; Someone To Watch Over Me; La Vie En Rose La Vie En Rose feat. Jackie Evancho; Stardus; and Please Send Me Someone To Love. Love. Release is set for May 2014.
PAOLO RUSTICHELLI - MED GROOVE
Paolo Rustichelli's “Med Groove” has been #1 on the SmoothJazz.com indie chart for two weeks and is currently at #9 on the Mediabase smooth jazz chart. A seducing musical treat, Paolo uses edgy techniques, state of the art synthesizers, plug-ins and other magical effects to create his full band sound for “Med Groove.” A very open-minded and eclectic composer with a history rich in classical, jazz, smooth jazz, rock and movie music for songs and soundtracks, this one man band plays all the instruments on the songs by himself. Proudly embracing the role of a renegade, Paolo believes firmly believes that a lot of the music today is watered down by corporate think. Because so many people are now involved in the process of making records, it is his belief that the artist loses ownership of the actual art. “This is not a real honest picture of the artist,” said Paolo. When you compose and perform all of the music as he does, fans are given the opportunity to understand and interpret the art in its truest form. Among his album projects, Paolo recorded, performed and produced for rock-jazz superstars like Carlos Santana and Miles Davis. In 1997, he released the album "Mystic Man" in the United States through Island Records, which featured the legendary Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Andy Summers and the disco diva Jill Jones.