Incognito releases charity single to aid
earthquake victims in Nepal.In the wake of the recent tragic earthquake in Nepal, UK Jazz band Incognito has released a single/EP, “Send Your Love”, to raise support for the victims of the disaster. Band leader Jean Paul “Bluey” Maunick states: "In response to the great tragedy suffered by the people of Nepal, we felt compelled to use our talents and resources to take immediate action by coming together to make a song for Nepal. All the funds raised will be donated to UNICEF(US) to help some of the 1.7 million children who require humanitarian assistance. UNICEF is already on the ground working to provide critical aid to children and families. The result of our efforts is... Incognito “"Send Your Love””. Your support will go a long way towards helping to provide basic health care, nourishment, sanitation, shelter and funds towards the clearing and rebuilding in the aftermath of this devastating earthquake. Thank you and One Love!
MARCIA BALL - PEACE, LOVE & BBQ
After 10 critically praised albums and literally thousands of packed, raucous live performances including stops in Canada, Spain, Italy, Ireland and the Cambridge Folk Festival in England, Marcia Ball is an internationally acclaimed icon of Austin and New Orleans roots music. This is her first new studio release in five years and features some of the most stirring performances of Marcia's career. Singing the praises of simple virtues in the funky title track, working the Crescent City strut of "Party Town" or coming to grips with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in the deeply moving ballad "Where Do You Go?", Marcia galvanizes this record with soul-touching vocals and her always killer piano playing. Dr John, Tracy Nelson, Wayne Toups and Terrance Simien guest. ~ Amazon
LIANNE LA HAVAS - BLOOD
Lianne La Havas made a huge breakthrough with her Top 5 debut album ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’. Now the 25-year-old London-based singer-songwriter will release her eagerly anticipated new album Blood on July 31st on Warner Bros. Records. Blood is an album that was inspired by Lianne’s family heritage, which is part Jamaican and part Greek. Once touring for her debut album came to a close, she headed to Jamaica with her mother for a holiday which evolved into an experience of self-discovery. Lianne enjoyed emotional reunions with long-lost relatives; embraced Kingston’s clubs; and even jammed in front of her family for the first time during a session with legendary dancehall / reggae producer Stephen McGregor. Discovering her heritage inspired Lianne to reflect on the connections between now and then, which in turn sparked the songs which would become her future. Simply, “everything seemed to have a lot more clarity, and I really wanted to speak about it.” Lyrically, the songs that feature on the album are almost all related to “the feeling of who you are and where you come from.” Sonically, Blood is a collection that shakes, shimmies and swings with Jamaican grooves with Lianne taking inspiration from the nation’s love of grooves, rhythms and syncopation. In addition to Stephen McGregor, Blood features a rich collection of collaborators. Produced by Adele / FKA twigs collaborator Paul Epworth and founded upon an instrumental recording by Ninja Tunes trio The Invisible, the first single ‘Unstoppable’ is a song that Lianne wrote to help to repair a relationship that she had ended. Following his work on Lianne’s debut album, Aqualung’s Matt Hales returns, most notably on ‘Wonderful’ which he and Lianne co-wrote with Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence. Another highlight comes with the autobiographical album centrepiece ‘Green and Gold’ which was co-produced and co-written by Jamie Lidell, while Alicia Keys and India.Arie producer Mark Batson also lent his talents to the album.