After his great success of both albums, Gregory Porter now signed a recording contract with Blue Note Records. “Water” (stream below) which received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Porter was buoyed by another Grammy nod in 2012 following the release of his sophomore LP “Be Good”. Porter released both LPs on Motéma Music prior to making the transition to Blue Note, where he has been busy working on his forthcoming third LP. The album will feature production from Brian Bacchus and is scheduled to drop this fall. Check out Gregory Porter’s subway car performance of “Be Good” for NPR below.
Jesse Futerman returns once more to complete his trilogy of free digital EPs for Jus Like Music Records with his Exquisite Basement EP.
Following on from “Super Basement” and “Fuse The Witches“, the new EP, “Exquisite Basement” exudes a grown sound from Jesse. Commencing with the house-like ‘Trouble Man’ – a glimpse into his more uptempo material – the EP showcases that typical Futerman dusty, jazz breaks soulful sound, but with more body and soul than ever before.
After his successful debut album „Keep It Raw”, Dusty now released his new project “Mood Matters” via Jazz & Milk. The album has gained heavy support from Mr. Scruff, Simbad, Moonstarr, Jeremy Sole, Dom Servini, Nik Weston and many more. Place your order online via Bandcamp.
Don’t miss out on the Jazz&Milk Album Release Party at STRøM in Munich on May 3rd. Dusty & the Mood Matters Trio will perform several tracks of the album live.
Over three years in the making, the UK collective Heliocentrics’ second album for Now-Again Records, “13 Degrees of Reality” is now available at Now Again‘s online store or on iTunes. Read more on Pitchfork and listen below.