Mark Lettieri Releases New Album, "Deep: The Baritone Sessions, Vol. 2"
Created during the pandemic, Mark Lattieri's new album is a triumph of ingenuity built upon Lettieri's life-long love fo funk and rock. The album features Steve Lukather, Philip Lassiter, Shaun Martin, Daric Bennett, Robert Sput Searight, Justin Stanton, Nate Smith, Bobby Sparks, Jason "JT" Thomas, Travis Toy, Keith Anderson,TaRon Lockett, Frédéric Yonnet and Braylon Lacy.
With Deep, Vol. 2, Lettieri takes it to a whole other depth with some irresistible pocket playing and low end lines that resonate in your gut. Of the album, he says, "If I can't blow your speakers, I didn't try hard enough."
Malika Tirolien Releases Live Performance Video for "DREAMIN'"
Malika Tirolien has released a live performance video of her song "DREAMIN'" from her recent album, HIGHER. Malika is joined by Nadia Baldé, Nancy Dassas, Jean-Michel Frédéric, Mark Haynes, Philippe Lallier, and Raynal Ismeus in this live video that was shot at Studio Base Bin in Montreal.
Malika Tirolien - "To change the world, you have to dream it first."
Becca Stevens Releases "Halfway" Music Video
Becca Stevens celebrates 1-year anniversary of Wonderbloom, with the release of a music video for the song "Halfway."
Becca Stevens - "This music video was directed and filmed by Jep Jorba at Konvent in Berga, Catalonia and features dance performances by Helena Gispert and Shorlady Preciado. I met Shorlady Preciado on set for “Halfway” and felt that she could not have been a more perfect counterpart to Helena. Shorlady carries an intoxicating yet deeply grounded feeling in her dancing. Both of these amazing women were very supportive of me on set as well, helping me to figure out how to move through an unfamiliar space while finding the light in my movements."
Mark Lettieri's New Single "Star Catchers" Is Out Now
“Star Catchers,” Mark Lettieri's new single from his forthcoming album, is out now.
Mark Lettieri - "Quite the ensemble tune, the backbone of which is Jason “JT” Thomas and Wes Stephenson on drums and bass, respectively, who form the rhythm section in the Mark Lettieri Trio. I love shuffles, and they have some of the baddest shuffle grooves around. Philip Lassiter, a longtime collaborator of mine, arranged trademark killer horn parts for his crew, with Justin Stanton provided synth color throughout. Although it’s baritone-driven, the song is a little more traditional to my catalog, with a prominent guitar melody over the top. When it came time to do the guitar solo, I found asked myself “now what would Steve Lukather do here?” After I’d soiled enough takes, I figured I’d ask and see if the man himself would do it."
Watch the full animated video by Brad and Emily Holt here.
Becca Stevens Releases Solo Acoustic Video of "Feels Like This"
An ethereal acoustic performance of Becca Stevens's song “Feels Like This” is out now.
Becca Stevens - “When Jep Jorba filmed this, I was concerned that we didn’t get a “good enough” take. Now not only do my concerns seem minuscule, but I’ve grown to love its vulnerability because it is a documentation of what these songs from #WONDERBLOOMthealbum had to become in isolation. No production, no fancy arrangements, just me, warts and all. I always envisioned WONDERBLOOM in sparkles, with a full band, on a big stage with lights. To my surprise, the music and I wonder-bloomed inwardly instead.”
In 2016, musicians from around the world competed in a contest to create an original piece using samples from Tarova, off of Culcha Vulcha, with top prizes of $500 and more. Check out the best of the best below.
BNJMN x DREAMERS
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Tarova (Quick Remix)
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Tarova (Karol Obara Version)
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