This Just In
Atlanta Records is getting ready to drop a new one on us, this time its straight out of Japan with some sweet soul from NIA. The album was recorded in New York City with Takuya Kuroda at the helm and features Kris Bowers, Jeremy Most, Adam Jackson, and Corey King. A fresh take from the intersection of soul and jazz - dig in right here for a taste. Available via bandcamp only.
Ajoyo is coming
Tuesday marks the release of Ajoyo's self titled debut album, and it's the genre-blender of genre-benders. The early singles featuring Sarah Elizabeth Charles have become faves of music lovers and tastemakers worldwide, and there is plenty more to dig into on this groundbreaking record from the mind of Yacine Boulares. Check the full band live in New York on Tuesday night, and dig in right here to listen and preorder the full album. If Itunes is your jawn, head over here and add it to your collection.
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Farnell newton is ready to roll
Things are cooking over at Atlanta Records these days, with solid releases from Dionne Farris & Charlie Hunter and Rhonda Thomas leading the pack. Up next, the sublime and powerful trumpet of Mr Farnell Newton. After years on the road with the likes of Jill Scott and Bootsy Collins, Farnell brings us a finely crafted album featuring several guest vocalists from the emerging Portland scene. Check the new sounds right over here.
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The Third Story with Leo Sidran
The latest podcast from Leo Sidran is out; an in depth interview with Madeleine Peyroux recorded live at a Paris cafe. Leo flew over on a moment's notice and met with Madeleine in the shadows of Montmartre, and the real feel is evident. A one of a kind moment. Tune in here, subscribe here, and check out Leo's upcoming Ropeadope release right over here.
The Magnificent Seven
Unique is the name of the game over here at Ropeadope, and here's another for your ears. Nat Osborn Band drops their new EP today, and it is clear this seven piece band from New York is doing some kind of quantum physics trick as they exist in several genres at the same time. At the helm(s) is bandleader and vocalist Nat Osborn of course, who starts off easy and then gets in deep. Check the EP right here, and support the band on their way to world domination.
Nat Osborn Band At WNYC