Tuesday, June 12, 2018

New Releases: Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams - Vanished Gardens; Ziggy Marley - Rebellion Rises; Horatio Luna – Cultural Warriors

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams - Vanished Gardens
On June 29, Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams will release Vanished Gardens , a new album that presents the fascinating collaboration between NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Charles Lloyd and acclaimed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.Together they weave several threads of American music (Jazz, Blues, Americana, Country & Rock) into an uplifting new musical hybrid. The new gospel-infused song “We’ve Come Too Far To Turn Around” is available now to stream or download. The Marvels are Bill Frisell on guitar, Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums.

Ziggy Marley - Rebellion Rises

Eight-time Grammy award winning musician and reggae icon Ziggy Marley has released his seventh full-length solo studio album entitled Rebellion Rises. Fully written, recorded and produced by Marley, this passionate and indelible new collection of music encourages people to stand together in activism through love. “The rebellion begins in the mind, the melody, and the music,” assures Ziggy. “We are a conduit of that. The rebellion is consciousness. Now the consciousness starts spreading, we become aware and we rise.” No track embodies this message better than the album’s title track and official first single Rebellion Rises. A manifesto with a chant-like chorus, the song emboldens its listeners to use the power we all have as instruments of positive change around the world. “The better side of humanity, cannot let the side of humanity that push negativity and hatred be more willing,” Marley explained in a recent interview. “It cannot happen. It’s a battle of wills. We’ve got to have more will.” Rebellion Rises marks Ziggy’s first studio release in two years, following 2016’s critically acclaimed self-titled project which took home the 2016 Grammy award for Best Reggae Album and marked his fourth consecutive debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart.

Horatio Luna – Cultural Warriors

Horatio Luna drops a new EP entitled Cultural Warriors 12”. This record features the innovations of jazz-soul-bap producer/instrumentalists Nap King Cole (Silent Jay x Jace XL), Perrin Moss (Hiatus Kaiyote) and Ziggy Zeitgeist (Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange) who have each, in their own right, re-created and re-invented the ideology of what it means to be a jazz musician in the modern age. "A meandering exploration of smoky textures and warm atmospherics that, in its soulful essence, captures the scratchy spirit of Detroit luminaries like Moodymann, Terrence Parker, and Mike Huckaby". -  Pitchfork

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