If you’re looking for some great new music to check out this weekend, look no further than our weekly new releases cheat sheet.
New songs and videos
Jesse Correll, “Once Again” [Song Premiere]
Singer / songwriter Jesse Correll explores where love ends and love addiction begins following a breakup on his playful new single, “One More Time”. The track appears on his next album, Interior shibori, which will be released on February 11. The record is inspired by a traditional Japanese tie-dye technique and evokes concepts such as rupture, transformation and rebirth. It’s also a beautiful showcase of Correll’s soul, jazz and folk roots, as well as his second album only after his 15-year hiatus from music.
Alison Shearer, feat of “Breathe Again”. Miranda Jeanne
Saxophonist / songwriter Alison Shearer makes a statement about the loss, struggle and restorative power of music on her upcoming debut album, Seen from above, written shortly after the death of his father. Today she shares a new single from the disc, “Breathe Again”, with the lush and sultry voice of Miranda Joan. “Miranda and I have collaborated on the lyrics, and the main message is to find strength and peace both in nature and in truth,” Shearer said via a statement. Seen from above will be released on February 18.
Stro Elliot, “Machine No Make Sex”
Multi-instrumentalist Stro Elliot has shared a new remix of his upcoming album Black & Loud: James Brown reinvented by Stro Elliot, which he defines as a “dissection and celebration” of the heritage of the Godfather of the soul. “Machine No Make Sex” is a remix of “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine”, and reimagines the iconic 1970 song with afrobeat beats and horns. Black & Loud will be released on February 4 via Urban Legends, a division of UMe. Pre-order it here.
The Dave Wilson Quartet, Supreme stretch (Dave Wilson)
Saxophonist / composer / educator Dave Wilson pays homage to his hero John Coltrane on his seventh album as a leader. Supreme stretch, self-published on January 7, features tune quartet interpretations spanning several periods of Coltrane’s deeply influential career, recorded in October 2017 and March 2018. Order it here.
Taru Alexandre, Echoes of the Masters (Sunny side)
On his latest album, Brooklyn-born and raised drummer Taru Alexander brings together a stellar ensemble to perform pieces written by some of his heroes and mentors, including his father Roland Alexander. Echoes of the Masters released today via Sunnyside and you can order it HERE.
Claire Dickson, Land of stars (self-published)
Designed and created between the Arctic Circle and her Brooklyn apartment, Land of stars is the impressive seven-song debut concept album by 24-year-old singer / songwriter Claire Dickson. Her continuously transformed and creatively applied voice is at the center of her immersive soundscapes, which oscillate between art-pop, jazz and ambient music. Order it here.
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