The Manhattan Transfer Celebrate the Release of Their New Recording
The Ambassadors of Harmony
The Chick Corea Songbook, which marks the quartet’s first new record in five years, was inspired by the classic work of jazz great Chick Corea, and features fresh and exciting vocal interpretations of many of his popular compositions, including “Spain” and “500 Miles High.” Corea, who plays on the CD, has also contributed an original composition entitled “Free Samba” especially for this album. This release also features special guest appearances by some of the finest musicians in the industry including Christian McBride, Airto, Alex Acuña, Fred Hersch, Edsel Gomez and Lou Marini, among others.
The Chick Corea Songbook enters the Billboard Jazz Charts with a great first week, debuting at #5.
Sara Tavares Sets North American
The music of Sara Tavares is full of ‘sunshine soul’ and her new album Xinti (Feel It), is suffused with it. Brimming with Cape Verdean guitar licks, Angolese rhythms and warm Portuguese vocals, the CD [released August 11 on Four Quarters Entertainment] is a startling collection that displays how much richer and more expansive Tavares’s vocal repertoire has become since her previous album, Balancê. Her songs are lyrical, sensual and more textured. They are intimate but also wrapped in irresistibly funky rhythms drawn from the Cape Verdean/African diaspora. Themes of love — spiritual and human — embrace philosophical reflections that describe, says Tavares, “the soul taking flight.”
Eva Ayllón Nominated for Latin Grammy in Best Folklorico Album Category
The Queen of Afro-Peruvian Soul
Peru's most celebrated musical artist Eva Ayllón, the “Queen of Afro-Peruvian Soul,” returns to the U.S. stage this Fall, celebrating the release of Kimba Fá, her first CD in over five years. Ayllón’s 2009 U.S. Fall Tour begins October 9, and she will perform her magnificent interpretations of her country's folkloric música criolla—a soul-stirring blend of native Peruvian, African and Spanish music. The three-time Latin Grammy nominee, who has made millions of fans around the world over a 30-year career, continues her unstoppable U.S. success story, celebrating an historic sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall this past November, the first Peruvian artist to perform there since the late Yma Sumac (1922-2008).
Yasmin Levy North American Fall
Proclaimed ”powerful, passionate and intriguing” by The Guardian, Levy’s album, Mano Suave, was released September 1 in the U.S. on 4Q Records, following its charting success in Europe and her sold-out shows abroad. Levy and her band will Tour in support of the CD, traveling to ten cities in the U.S., including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and San Diego beginning October 27th. Mano Suave is Levy’s third international release, but first album release in America.
Mariza Fall U.S. Tour Dates Announced to Support Her Latest Release, Terra
The Grammy-nominated fado singer returns to the U.S in November 2009 for her Fall Tour in support of Terra, her powerful new recording.
Mariza continues to wow audiences with her powerful talent as a live performer. She has also traveled the world, selling out concert halls, from Carnegie Hall and Disney Concert Hall to London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House, and winning awards, including a BBC World Music Award and 2008 Latin Grammy nomination.