Thursday, June 20, 2019

New Music Releases: Philip Bailey – Love Will Find A Way; Quantic - Atlantic Oscillations; Boyan Rista - Without Your Love

Philip Bailey – Love Will Find A Way

Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of soul! The man himself needs no introduction – thanks to his long legacy in Earth Wind & Fire, and a range of great solo records too – but there's really something different, and something special taking place here – as Bailey pushes both his vocal range and sense of songform, working through music by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Oscar Brown Jr, and even the Talking Heads – while also turning in some great songs of his own, co-penned with some of the album's collaborators. The instrumentation is served up by a dream group of jazz talents – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Robert Glasper and Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Wilson on saxes and flute, Lionel Loueke on guitar,and Christian McBride on bass – and although the record features guest vocals from Bilal and Casey Benjamin, it's Bailey's work that's the real main attraction. Titles include "We're A Winner", "Stairway To The Stars", "Just To Keep Your Satisfied", "Once In A Lifetime", "Billy Jack", "You're Everything", "Brooklyn Blues", "sacred Sounds", and "Love Will Find A Way". ~ Dusty Groove

Quantic - Atlantic Oscillations

A masterpiece from Will "Quantic" Holland – an artist who always surprises us with new sounds, but really blows us away with the depth in this set! Quantic started out groovy, then got funky and soulful, then embraced a range of Latin cultures in later work – and throughout that long musical journey, he's never failed to keep on growing – always stepping forward towards new sonic horizons, rather than be content to serve up the same sounds that got him attention in the first place! Subtle strings are added to beats (both acoustic and electric), keyboards, and just the right use of vocals from Nidia Gongora, Alice Russell, Denita Odigie, and Holland himself – so that the album's got this balance between instrumental activity and lyrical passages – the shifting voices never taking the spotlight away from the larger musical vision that Quantic uses to guide the whole proceedings. Sly5thAve also adds in some great work – and titles include "Tierra Mama", "Incendium", "Divergence", "Is it Your Intention", "La Reflexion", "Orquidea", "September Blues", and "Now Or Never". ~ Dusty Groove

Boyan Rista - Without Your Love 

Serbian Soul! – East meets west in the sound of multi-instrumentalist Boyan Rista
London based artist and producer Boyan Rista releases the video for his début single ‘Without Your Love’ a song that talks about how Rista’s life was changed after loving and losing a very special girl. The video, which was shot in Miami, shows how one simple decision can change the course of one’s life (think The Butterfly Effect) as we watch one character live out 2 alternate time lines simultaneously. Originally from Serbia, Boyan fell in love with soul and R&B after discovering Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions in his dad’s record collection. He has gone on to become a multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer, much like his idol. Every instrument you hear on this track was played by Boyan himself. He also wrote, produced and mixed the song from his studio in South London. It was mastered by Bob Katz, mastering engineer of 2 Grammy Award winning albums. Katz said of the song “It’s magic … I listened to it several times after mastering, just for the joy.”


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