Rogê — guitarist, singer-songwriter and prince of the Lapa nightlife scene (in the heart of Rio) — announces his new album Curyman, to be released March 3 on Diamond West Records. Since leaving the turbulence of his home city for Los Angeles, Rogê has been reimagining samba through a fresh lens of cinematic orchestrations, intoxicating grooves and sun-baked psychedelia. 11 songs, nearly all of them originals written by Rogê for this album and sung in Portuguese, bring the sounds of Brazil into new territories.
The Songs of Bacharach & Costello, personally compiled by Elvis Costello, brings together all of the published songs that Costello has written with the legendary Burt Bacharach, one of the great composers of popular music in the 20th and now 21st Century.
Releasing March 3 via UMe, The Songs of Bacharach & Costello, celebrates a collaboration which began in 1995 and which continues to this day.
After nearly 40 years of dormancy, Flying Dutchman Records — the storied imprint founded by legendary record producer Bob Thiele (John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”) and known for releases by Duke Ellington, Gil-Scott Heron, and Leon Thomas as well as recorded speeches by Black intellectuals like Angela Davis and Stanley Crouch — will return with the March 17 release of Billy Valentine & The Universal Truth, a record that is in tune with Flying Dutchman’s musical and political legacy while charting a new path for the label’s 21st century rebirth.
Way back in 1723, Johann Sebastian Bach composed his Two Part Inventionsto serve as keyboard exercises for his eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Since then, Bach’s Inventions has become a rite of passage for generations of keyboard players. It’s an essential building block for millions of musicians as they refine their mastery of harmony, rhythm, and technique. It’s no exaggeration to say that much of our modern understanding of music is built upon these exercises.
300 years later, Dan Tepfer — ”a remarkable musician” (The Washington Post) with “a wide-open sensibility as tuned into Bach and Björk as to Monk and Wayne Shorter” (The New York Times) — has taken the architecture of these exercises and used it as a jumping-off point for a new project out March 17 on StorySound: Inventions / Reinventions, an album featuring performances of each of Bach’s beloved 15 Two Part Inventions interleaved in sequence with nine of Tepfer’s own free improvisations in the “missing” keys to create a new full, and fully transporting, 24-key cycle.
London Brew, a new album inspired by Miles Davis' Bitches Brew has been announced by Concord Jazz today from a crème de la crème collection of UK jazz luminaries, due for release as a 2LP set, 2CD and digitally on March 31st, 2023.
Comprised of a veritable who's who of some of the most important and innovative musicians of the 21st century, London Brew features contributions from Benji B, Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings, Dave Okumu, Tom Skinnerand more, brought together by Producer and guitarist Martin Terefe and Executive Producer Bruce Lampcov. The record reflects an emotional journey through the period in which it was conceived, having been recorded during the pandemic and after many months of isolation and the inability to collaborate in person. Recorded in December 2020 at Paul Epworth's Church Studios in London, Terefe explains how the resulting music is "sometimes uncomfortable, other times it's familiar and joyous and other times it's like deep meditation."