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Newcomer Wallace will make your “Vinyl Skip”

Featured: 0New Zealand born jazz singerWallacedrawsinspirationfroma new generation of genre-bending performers like Little Dragon, Muhsinah, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Hiatus Kaiyote, And she shows those influences in her debut single, ?Vinyl Skip,? a song that walks the line between neo soul and jazz, with a touch of blues.Facebook Comments: 1
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Tony Adamo and the New York Crew (review)

Artist: Tony AdamoFeatured: 0List Ranking: 0Review: In 2015, where an always-connected generation screams for attention through new, often contrived definitions of ?cool? and surprisingly predictable proclamations of uniqueness, singer and spoken word artist Tony Adamo arrives seemingly from nowhere as a true anachronism: a performer who is authentically ?cool? in a timeless, almost reckless way that almost no popular artist today can match. Adamo harkens back to a day that, for most modern listeners, never was: a time in the 50s and 60s when a small but influential cast of artists in jazz, poetry and movies oozed a dangerous, irresistible force that men admired and women wanted. The Rat Pack sort of had it, but for each Sinatra or Martin, there were hundreds of underground artists who lived more dangerously and closer to their creative edge. With jazz as the centerpiece, Adamo effortlessly visits this universe (?Just ride your thought on that groove?are you with me??) where performers are ?cats? that their fans ?dig? or even ?double dig?; where hipster artists ?swing? with the beat, and music is a near religious experience for those immersed naturally or through chemical enhancements. It is into this utopian musical world that listeners are delivered on Tony Adamo and the New York Crew, the newest and most eclectically joyous release from an artist who is unapologetically beyond time. Using a style he calls Vocal/HipSpokenWord, Adamo creates an eleven chapter visit to a New York that only ever existed for a few, but is so clear in its painting that the listener pines for it. The album is part history lesson through the classic jazz era, with Adamo eschewing the usual subjects, instead delivering spoken homages to lesser known, influential artists like Eddie Harris (?Listen Here Listen Up?), General T Womack (?General T?), and trumpeter Eddie Gale (Gale Flying High?). There is even wishful, created history, as Adamo tells the jazzy tale of artist Pablo Picasso?s fictional nightlife as an anonymous, hip trumpeter (?Picasso at Midnite?). The album is rarely heavy, but Adamo lightens it further in spots, paying a fun, instrumental tribute to 40s swing in ?To Bop or Not to Bop,? and moving from history teacher to wise, playful older brother, singing instruction to a young man on the hip life on ?You Gotta Be Fly.? The band is 100% on point throughout the disc, and Adamo gives them room to breathe. Whether or not Tony Adamo?s poetry hits you right, it is impossible to deny the irresistible sound of The New York Crew, a band led by producer and drummer Mike Clark, pianist Michael Wolff and trumpeter Tim Ouimette, all returning from Adamo?s Miles of Blu album. But, like Kirk Franklin in front of a Gospel choir, without playing a note, Adamo keep's the listener?s rapt attention, preaching, teaching, cajoling and tempting with a brand of poetry will hit dead home for listeners open to its unusual message and cadence. Tony Adamo and the New York Crew will undoubtedly stretch the taste of listeners more accustomed to the narrow formulas of modern music ? especially modern radio. But for those willing to be pulled in unusual, sometimes unexpected directions lyrically and musically, it is an eclectic, left field find that you won?t easily forget, and that you may just come to cherish. Recommended. By Chris RizikAlbum Image: Click on CD cover to listen or purchaseAlbum Buy Link: Comments: 1Title: Tony Adamo and the New York CrewASIN:  var amzn_wdgt={widget:'MP3Clips'}; amzn_wdgt.tag='soultracks-20'; amzn_wdgt.widgetType='ASINList'; amzn_wdgt.ASIN='B00USVE3VS'; amzn_wdgt.title='Tony Adamo and the New York Crew'; amzn_wdgt.width='250'; amzn_wdgt.height='250'; amzn_wdgt.shuffleTracks='False'; amzn_wdgt.marketPlace='US';
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The Gap Band wins credit and royalties for Ronson/Bruno Mars hit "Uptown Funk"

Featured: 1(May 4, 2015) Billboard Magazine reported today that Charlie, Robert and Ronnie Wilson ofThe Gap Bandhave now received both songwriting credit and a share of royalties for the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars hit, "Uptown Funk" - the biggest song of 2015, with sales of over 5 million copies. Facebook Comments: 1
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futuresoul (review)

Artist: Boney JamesFeatured: 0List Ranking: 0Review: A studio and stage veteran with an enviable talent for composition and finesse on the tenor sax, Boney James' musical dexterity has carried him far beyond the realm of contemporary jazz. Ever since his 1992 debut, he?s become a stylistic chameleon of sorts, tweaking a pop ditty here or weaving in Latin-flavored grooves there with a dash of funk....or smoothing it all out to flip it into a new genre altogether. While almost anyone with enough persistence can learn to play the sax, few have been able to finesse it to the point of gold-selling albums, NAACP and Grammy noms, a skill set that fans will remain in awe of and further appreciate hearing on his fifth CD for Concord,futuresoul. Departing slightly from 2013'sThe Beat, futuresoulfeels leaner and more urbanized than its predecessor, omitting covers this time around for songs written or co-written by James and flush with modern-edged, retro-fitted grooves. Boney wields his sax the way a skilled singer would convey a melody, adding verve, angst and other emotional undercurrents: some numbers serve up familiar echoes from R&B's not-too-distant-past, such as the (1980s-era) Janet Jackson-like chorus on the saucy, come-hither ballad, "Whatcha' Gon Do About It," as well as on "A Little Attitude," a mid tempo romp with decisive bass, glib keys and sax notes from James that that bob and weave like gossipy, animated conversation. Boney's "The Moment," co-written with Phil Davis, opens with anticipation and slow-boils into ecstasy, while "Far From Home" feels both soothing and somber, thanks to its languid pace and the lilting twists and turns by each plaintive note. It's actually hard to quantify anything from Boney James as a 'better than' or a 'best of', but his prowess is especially magnified when paired up with equally-versatile players. The title track is one standout, co-created with Andwele Gardner (AKA Dwele) and combining James' supple sax tones alongside neo-soul-styled keyboards with a cool hip-hop cadence that multiplies its swagger and grit. Another exhilarating merger, "Either Way," was composed with Mint Condition's front man Stokley Williams; it may seem like an odd pairing on the surface, but instead of the men's disciplines clashing against one another, Williams' vocals interact with, mimic and even feed off of Boney's notes, stretching the range of his distinctive tenor into richer and more resonant dimensions than he would likely encounter with conventional R&B:"You need to tell me either way (say you will), can no longer be afraid (say you won't)/You need to say it either way (how you feel), gotta tell me if you will or you won't, will you stay." Energetic, innovative and always willing to push past his comfort zone, Boney James endowedfuturesoulwith hints of influence from his formative years (Bobby Caldwell, Grover Washington), previous tour mates (the late Teena Marie, The Isley Brothers, Morris Day) and peers (Rick Braun), all while retaining his signature flair as a producer, composer and instrumentalist. Its polish will enthrall those who are just getting familiar with Boney, but if you are already a fan of his previous fourteen albums, there's no doubt thatfuturesoulwill be a nice addition to the rest.Highly Recommended. By Melody CharlesAlbum Image: Click on CD cover to listen or purchaseAlbum Buy Link: Comments: 1Title: futuresoulASIN:  var amzn_wdgt={widget:'MP3Clips'}; amzn_wdgt.tag='soultracks-20'; amzn_wdgt.widgetType='ASINList'; amzn_wdgt.ASIN='B00UKH74EI'; amzn_wdgt.title='futuresoul'; amzn_wdgt.width='250'; amzn_wdgt.height='250'; amzn_wdgt.shuffleTracks='False'; amzn_wdgt.marketPlace='US';
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First Listen: Antoine Dunn is back and is "Gonna Love You"

Featured: 0Smooth and soulful are words that describeAntoine Dunn. Dunn's sound channels a timeless style, embodied by Donnie Hathaway, Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles?all sources of inspiration for his music. Contemporary artists such as Anthony Hamilton, John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, Alicia Keys, and James Morrison round out the myriad of styles from which he draws.Facebook Comments: 1
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