Sunday, May 29, 2011
R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949-May 27, 2011)
As the sad news travels around the globe on this Memorial Day Weekend, about the passing of legendary poet, singer, musician, social commentator and truth-teller, Gil Scott-Heron, OTV would like to honor, celebrate, share and reflect on the artistic legacy that Gil Scott-Heron leaves behind. As a music community and as a society we are grateful and appreciative of Gil Scott-Heron's passionate, relevant and provacative discography and his fight for change and equality in America. Rest In Peace Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron and rest in knowing that your legacy and your voice will forever change lives and uplift the people.
Celebrating the legacy of Gil Scott-Heron
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The highly anticipated release of Kim Burrell's latest CD is finally here! With this new record, Kim points us to the true source of happiness and joy with a very special album commemorating the greatest gift to mankind. Simply titled, The Love Album will feature Burrell at her best with a body of work that celebrates God's love to us and His love that we share one to another. She has positioned the album as a colletor's item for her loyal fans, but with such highly creative and diverse tracks, The Love Album is bound to attract a new following. Kim credits producer Cory Henry for being the main ingredient in her ever-evolving creative process in making this record, and also collaborated with long time friend and producer Asaph Ward. Krishnar Lewis is Excutive Producer of The Love Album being released via Shanachie Entertainment.
Kim cover's Earth, Wind & Fire's Love's Holiday and El Debarge's Love Me In A Special Way with mind-blowing arrangements. Further, Kim particularly showcases her talents as a writer on The Love Album with original songs that offer a sincere and fresh worship experience. The Woman, The Activist, The Pastor and The Humanitarian...You'll LOVE this new Kim Burrell! See her heart, share her spirit, and connect with the LOVE!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
On their forthcoming release, Ninety Miles, critically acclaimed jazz musicians vibist Stefon Harris, saxophonist David Sánchez and trumpeter Christian Scott have collaborated to create one of the most exciting jazz releases of 2011. Ninety Miles will feature a distinctly unique collection of songs recorded over the span of a week in Havana, Cuba. The US based trio recruited local Cuban musicians including pianists Rember Duharte and Harold López-Nussa to create the 9 song collection. The result is a true Cuban American musical collaboration that defies political borders. Ninety Miles was released by Concord Jazz on June 21st as a CD/DVD set. The DVD is a documentary that chronicles the making of the CD and is directed by Devin Dehaven. read more