KVNF New Releases

Christian McBride Big Band / For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver / Mack Avenue: Get ready for a little education in excellent Jazz and amazing talent; old and new, with the legendary Christian McBride on Bass, Joey DeFrancesco on Organ & Mark Whitfield on Guitar plus drummer Quincy Phillips..Honoring their own legendary heroes and musical  innovators; Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery and Oliver Nelson...Relax and be thankful...

Captain Planet / No Visa / Bastard Jazz: Charlie Wilder (AKA Captain Planet); master DJ/Producer offers up his trademark "Gumbo Funk" on his latest Intergalactic/International/HipHop/House/Important Messaging/ Gotta Dance/Listen To It Again and Again release...

Charley Crockett / Welcome To Hard Times / Thirty Tigers: He has the history, he can Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk, and Man Oh Man can he sing a Country tune and bring that endearing nostalgia partnered with a refreshing soulful twang...

Maceo Parker / Soul Food - Cooking With Maceo / Funk Garage: Recorded in New Orleans (Maceo's first solo album in 8 years) there is a fine, resonant and upbeat Jazzy/Funky/Soul vibe to  classics from Prince, Dr John, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Meters, Allen Toussaint,  and a few originals - The legendary Saxophonist and his band (including Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister, Tishi, LaShaun...) should  make you real happy...  

Sam Doores / Sam Doores / New West: The solo album from Sam Doores (Singer with "The Deslondes" and member of "Hurray For The RiffRaff") was produced in Berlin, New Orleans and Nashville and his versaitility and talent reflect that worldly, wild trip...

Gerald McClendon / Can't Nobody Stop Me Now / Delta Roots: "The Soulkeeper" from Chicago is the classic R&B/Soul Singer  that is right on and with a hot band to accompany the voice, the tune and that groove ......(Skinny Williams on sax is pretty great too...)

Chicano Batman / Invisible People / ATO: The 4 piece band from LA was formed in 2008 and every album released has been jam packed with Soul and Funk and Rock and every one  has been a winner - This one will not disappoint...

Casey Van Beek and The Tulsa Groove / Heaven Forever / Little Village Foundation: The Tulsa Sound through and through with a little bit of Country, a hint of Soul, you'll hear the Blues, get cool with a Jazzy feeling and a vibe that will have you thinking of that sultry JJ Cale sound...These guys have been around, played with everyone, are a whole lot of fun and extremely Grooveeey...

Caleb Caudle / Better Hurry Up / Soundly Music: A little Country, a little Soul, a little Rock, a Great Voice, a Powerful Delivery, a whole bunch of Great Lyrics, and a whole lot of Great Musicians joining in on the Positive Approach...

Monophonics / It's Only Us / Colemine: Nothing like a little Soul to lift the spirit and the Bay Area band will carry you away  with their  purrrfect Vocals and dynamic  Lyrics, Drums, Bass, Vibraphone, Horns, Organ,  Piano, Strings, Pedal Steel and a great vibe...

Jah9 / Note To Self / VP Records: The contemporary Jamaican songstress's signature "Jazz on Dub" with Reggae, Soul and Afrobeat Funk at the core,  should have you up and dancing and finding a bit of inspiration...

Asgeir / Bury The Moon / One Little Indian: Asgeir Trausti, the 27 year old Vocalist from Reykjavik, Iceland brings his haunting voice and musical talents to a CD filled with equally haunting lyrics from across the planet to unite and soothe...

Sergio Mendes / In The Key Of Joy / Concord: The BossaNova Legend/Producer/Composer/Keyboardist & Vocalist manages to keep moving forward while collaborating with Common, Sugar Joans, Shelea, Cali & El Dandee and more for 12 tracks of Latin Jazz/Rap/HipHop Riffing...

Robert Cray Band / That's What I Heard / Nozzle: His voice is maybe a bit reminiscent of Sam Cooke and his guitar is as sweet as ever on this new release and with a powerhouse band and a handful or original compositions along with Curtis Mayfield's "You'll Want Me Back," the whole thing is a treasure...

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges / Texas Sun / Dead Oceans: The Good News: The collaboration is magical, soulful and musically magnificent...The Bad News: only 4 tracks...You will be begging for more...But give thanks for "Texas Sun..."

Music From And Inspired by Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - A Film by Stanley Nelson / Columbia - A valuable listen for Jazz lovers and with the Various Commentaries (Herbie Hancock, Jimmie Heath, Carlos Santana, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter and on and on...) an education and a delight!

William Prince / Reliever / Glassnote: It's all about the love and a voice that will tell you all about it... Glassnote does it again, helping me discover a huge talent...

G Love / The Juice / Philadelphonic: Gotta love G Love, "The Juice," Keb Mo, Marcus King, Roosevelt Collier, Robert Randolph, Ron Artis, and the upbeat and fun, but truly profound lyrics that will have you thinking, dancing, and listening again and again...

Girl Ray / Girl / Moshi Moshi: The 3 Girl Band from North London  offers up  their second release and with their love of Pop and R&B, they have created a unique sound beyond their years powered by synths, a sultry voice and maturing lyrics...

Karate Boogaloo / KB's Mixtape No. 2 / Hope Street: The Melbourne, Australia group and their "Unconventionl Funk" actually bend the genre limits with an Electronica leaning for Songs of the 80s that you may or may not recognize...But they are each and every one quite wonderful...

Kraz / Telescope / Feel Music: Eric Krasno (Of "SoulLive" & "Lettuce" fame, performing at The Blue Note, playing with the Grateful Dead, writing with 50 Cent and a whole lot more...) became "Kraz" for this 10 track Concept Album release, based on his many years living in a Brooklyn apartment, and with guest performances by Emily King and Son Little, every track is a winner and a wonder...

Rachel & Vilray / Rachel & Vilray / Nonesuch: For fans of Lake Street Dive, this release by the band's Singer/Songwriter Rachel Price and the Composer/Singer/Guitarist Vilray should bring a smile as the 12 tracks (10 originals by Vilray) showcase their love for the Traditional Vocal Jazz sound of the 30s and 40s - And Jon Batiste guests on piano on one track!

Beth Hart / War In My Mind / Provogue: The woman with a pure Soul and a feel for the Real, Beth Hart is finally becoming known as  the SuperStar that she has always been, all the while baring and exposing and sharing that soul with her own words and brand of down and dirty Blues Rock...

Moon Boots / Bimini Road / Anjunadeep: Brooklyn Born and Chicago Based DJ Moon Boots fills the House with a Soulful/R&B/Disco/Club Groove sound that is infectious and lush - Nic Hanson, Niia, KONA,  Black Gatsby and a few others join the party...

Miles Davis / Rubberband / Rhino: Great back story regarding the lost tapes for "Rubberband" by Miles Davis  finally released by the original producers and Miles' nephew with guest appearances by Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi & Randy Hall  - Miles plays trumpet and keyboards and that voice appears periodically and will give you pause...Read the liner notes and give thanks...

Allman Betts Band / Down To The River / BMG: The next generation of the legendary family and sound manage to honor the past and keep the present perfect - Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley, Jr and their accompanying band (Chuck Leavell on piano on "Good Ol' Days") offer 9 tracks that will make you happy, sad, nostalgic and thoughtful...

Brothers Landreth / 87 / Birthday Cake-The Orchard: Take Bonnie Raitt's word for it: "I haven't liked a band as much as The Bros. Landreth in a long time. To hear this funky, southern style rock played with such soul and originality will knock you out."

The Teskey Brothers / Run Home Slow / Glassnote: The Melbourne, Australia brothers Josh (Vocals & Rhythm Guitar) and Sam (Lead Guitar) and their accompanying band members are definitely making a very Soulful, Bluesy move with their Retro R&B sound, reminiscent of past legendary voices, but with their very own original take...

Robert Randolph & The Family Band / Brighter Days / Provogue: Robert and his  Family can Rock, Play the Blues and with Gospel at their roots, they can get right down to it with powerful lyrics and that foot stomping feeling of salvation and hope for "Brighter Days..."

Charlie Wooton / Blue Basso / Wild Heart 

Louisiana born and raised, grounded in a Classical and Jazz background, the  master Bassist has been around and on this tribute to the legendary  Jaco Pastorious he is joined by Anders Osborne, Sonny Landreth, Damon Fowler and the vocalist Arsene Delay transforming 10 tracks into a Funk/Blues/R&B/Fusion  extravaganza...

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