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Apr 15, 2016 | Hiatus Kaiyote Releases New Digital EP - Recalibrations Vol. 1

Includes remixes by Taylor McFerrin feat. Anderson .Paak and Vikter Duplaix

New North American Summer Tour Dates

Apr 15, 2016

NEW YORK, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiatus Kaiyote announces the release of Recalibrations Vol. 1 today, Friday April 15th, a 4-song EP featuring new versions and remixes of their songs, including an acoustic take of their Grammy nominated track "Nakamarra" from Tawk Tomahawk, an alternate version of "Prince Minikid", a Vikter Duplaix remix of "By Fire", and a Taylor McFerrin (Brainfeeder) remix of "Laputa" featuring vocalist Anderson .Paak. The latter three songs are all from their latest album Choose Your Weapon.

Complex premiered Taylor McFerrin's "Laputa" remix (feat. Anderson .Paak) today. Listen here. Radio DJ Julie Adenuga premiered the Vikter Duplaix remix of "By Fire" on her Beats 1 Radio Show.

The band also announces additional North American tour dates including a headline show at New York City's Irving Plaza and dates in Brooklyn and Detroit with Erykah Badu. They will also perform at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco for the first time.

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TRACKLISTING – RECALIBRATIONS Vol. 1
1. Prince Minikid – Live Cassette Version 
2. By Fire - Vikter Duplaix Remix
3. Nakamarra - Rox N Stix Desert Mix
4. Laputa - Taylor McFerrin Remix, featuring Anderson. Paak

TOUR DATES

July 28        

Chicago, IL         

Lollapalooza

July 29        

Toronto, ON       

The Phoenix Concert Hall

July 30         

Montreal, QC      

Osheaga Festival

Aug 1            

Boston, MA        

Paradise Rock Club

Aug 3             

Brooklyn, NY      

Coney Island Amphitheatre with Erykah Badu

Aug 4          

New York, NY    

Irving Plaza

Aug 6        

San Francisco    

Outside Lands Festival

Aug 7       

Buena Vista, CO    

Vertex Festival

Aug 9       

St. Louis, MO      

The Pageant

Aug 12     

Detroit, MI          

Chene Park with Erykah Badu

Aug 14     

Montauk, NY       

Surf Lodge

Aug 15     

Philadelphia, PA    

Trocadero

Aug 16    

Baltimore, MD      

Soundstage

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Apr 15, 2016 | The Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling Soar on Upward Spiral

Available June 10 on Marsalis Music via OKeh Records

First Time Recording Between Marsalis Quartet and Elling

Apr 15, 2016

NEW YORK, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It is no secret that the Branford Marsalis Quartet can be as freewheeling off the bandstand as in performance.  Saxophonist Marsalis, and his Quartet made up of pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner are each bold personalities with strong opinions, equally intense in both musical and verbal exchanges. "The band talks about all kinds of things, many of which are unprintable," Marsalis admits.  "But we have serious musical debates as well."  One of these exchanges led to Upward Spiral, the new album from the Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling. The album will be released via Marsalis Music via OKeh Records on June 10, 2016.

The Branford Marsalis Quartet With Special Guest Kurt Elling Release Upward Spiral Available June 10

"One topic we got into was picking the best singer to work with our band," Marsalis recalls.  "My candidate was Kurt Elling, because he has the most flexible voice around, is always in tune and is a true jazz musician.  When I met Kurt two years ago at a Thelonious Monk Institute competition, we had a conversation at the bar about doing a record together."

"I had bumped into Branford on the road a handful of times, and we always had significant conversations," Elling adds.  "So when he mentioned making a record, I said 'any time!'" 

What has emerged, after an intense week of performance and recording in New Orleans, is a collection that blends Songbook staples, jazz standards, and standards-to-be from a diverse array of composers.

The goal from the outset was to create a true partnership.  "I usually reject the word `collaboration,'" Marsalis explains, "because it implies a third thing from that which each collaborator does well.  I don't need a collaborator to do what I normally do, and Kurt doesn't, either.  But this time, none of us were going to do what we normally do.  The goal here, even though he sings lyrics, was to highlight Kurt's voice as an instrument."

Elling was more than prepared for the challenge.  "I love singing with a hard-hitting band," he confirms. "I didn't want Branford's band to feel that it had to hold back because a singer was there.  To be welcomed into the Quartet's circle, which is all about new challenges and hard blowing, was very important to me.  When I asked Branford what to bring about a week before the date, he said `Don't worry, you've got the thing.'  So I brought `the thing.'"

Choosing songs became a process in which all five musicians had input.  "Everyone in the band is always listening to all kinds of music," Marsalis emphasizes, "so it's not as if we had to go out and do research on vocal records. 

"For example, I had been listening to the Oscar Brown song `Long as You're Living' for two years before the date.  The first time I heard Sting's `Practical Arrangement,' I called him and asked for a lead sheet, because I wanted to play that song with the quartet even before the idea of recording with Kurt came up.  I also chose `Só Tinha de Ser Com Você,' a Jobim song that has not been done to death.  I told everyone to study Elis Regina's version, because I wanted us to sound authentic rather than generic.  Doing `Blue Gardenia' was my idea, while Eric originally suggested Chris Whitley's `From One Island' when we were talking about more recent songs. 

Elling also brought ideas and songs to the partnership. He suggested "Doxy," the Sonny Rollins classic with lyrics that Mark Murphy introduced; "West Virginia Rose," with music and lyrics by pianist Fred Hersch; and "Momma Said," with the quartet responding spontaneously in the studio to the Calvin Forbes poem.

Two classic ballad performances complete the collection.  "Kurt had wanted to do `Blue Velvet,' using Bobby Vinton's hit version as a starting point," Marsalis recalls.  "I said that I'd write it out, but Kurt said, `No, I want us to sound like ghosts, with just enough technique to get the message across.'  He also wanted to do a voice/tenor duet, which I was originally against, but we tried `I'm a Fool to Want You' and he was right.  When you have a singer who can inhabit the emotional space, it works."

Every track on Upward Spiral confirms the beyond-category strengths of both the Quartet and Elling.  "No one in the band had to make adjustments, because good musicians can play many styles of music," Marsalis notes.  "We're fully engaged with one another when we're playing, so it was easy to engage with Kurt.  The only adjustment was not to play long solos, but if making the music sound good means playing less, you play less."

Elling adds that "My thing is always about tailoring what I do to the vision and personality of the band, and Branford's quartet is a real working band, which is both an incredible luxury and incredibly important for the music.  They provided everything on a silver platter."

For Marsalis, Upward Spiral is consistent with all of his previous music.  "My philosophy of jazz is that it should be about strong melodies and a great beat, and every song here has a melody that you can hold in your mind, that you can sing.  This is not jazz as a personal think tank, where people are only concerned with impressing everyone already inside of the tank with deconstruction and reharmonization.  This is the kind of music that should expand our base to include people who would like jazz if it were friendlier.  From the minute Kurt started performing with us, it was all good."

CLICK TO TWEET: Branford Marsalis Quartet and Kurt Elling release new album Upward Spiral on June 10th on @MarsalisMusic via OKeh Records / @SonyMasterworks

Branford Marsalis Quartet feat. Kurt Elling · Upward Spiral 
Marsalis Music via OKeh Records  ·  Release Date: June 10, 2016

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Apr 15, 2016 | Sony Classical Celebrates The 125th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall With The Release of GREAT MOMENTS AT CARNEGIE HALL Available April 29, 2016

Deluxe 43-CD Box Set Includes Legendary Live Recordings from the RCA and Columbia Archives, Plus a 104-page Hardcover Book

Apr 15, 2016

NEW YORK, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever since its opening night in May 1891, Carnegie Hall has held sway as the undisputed shrine of classical music in America. It was and remains the essential venue for all great artists. To celebrate Carnegie Hall's 125th anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall is proud to present an extraordinary new 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings from many of the world's greatest musicians. Available April 29, this unique deluxe edition contains a complete previously unreleased piano recital by Sviatoslav Richter and is accompanied by a 104-page coffee table book, which includes notes by Director of Carnegie Hall's Archives Gino Francesconi as well as many facsimile documents and photographs.

GREAT MOMENTS AT CARNEGIE HALL box set Available April 29

This recorded chronicle of eight decades spotlights many of the artists who enjoyed historically close ties to Carnegie Hall. It begins with two performances of Beethoven's Fifth, from 1931 and 1933 by Arturo Toscanini and continues with a performance from 1934 in which Serge Koussevitzky conducts Roy Harris's First Symphony, among the first works by an American-born composer to be recorded by a major orchestra. It was one of some 115 important compositions – by Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Bartók and others – that Koussevitzky and the BSO gave their US premieres at Carnegie Hall.

But it is really the soloists, especially the great pianists, who have played the principal role in establishing the hall's unique reputation. A landmark in its history took place and was recorded in 1943. Vladimir Horowitz joined his father-in-law Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra in an all-Tchaikovsky program to help raise money for the war effort. Their sensational performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 has been inducted into the Grammy® Hall of Fame.

In 1958, a 23-year-old Texan pianist named Van Cliburn astonished the world by beating out eight Soviet pianists to win the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. After he had played Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto, conducted by the illustrious Kirill Kondrashin, the audience leapt to its feet and gave the pianist an eight-minute standing ovation. A few weeks later, Cliburn, again partnering with Kondrashin, recaptured the sensation he made in Russia with this Carnegie Hall performance of "Rach 3".

The first US tour by Sviatoslav Richter in 1960 culminated at Carnegie Hall in the towering, previously unreleased all-Beethoven recital contained here. From 1961, Sony has included excerpts of two Chopin evenings given by another keyboard icon, Arthur Rubinstein, 55 years after his Western-hemisphere debut at this same hall. Another famous, if not infamous, evening occurred in 1962, when Glenn Gould's "unorthodox" interpretation of the Brahms D minor Concerto was disavowed by conductor Leonard Bernstein before their performance with the New York Philharmonic. (Bernstein's witty prefatory remarks to the audience are heard here along with the concerto).

Another highlight in Carnegie history was Horowitz's legendary return to the hall in 1965. Other great recitals in the new set include the U.S. debut recital of Canadian pianist Ronald Turini from 1961, those given by Jorge Bolet in 1974, Rudolf Serkin's from 1977, Lazar Berman's from 1979, Evgeny Kissin's US recital debut from 1990 and Arcadi Volodos's Gramophone award-winning recital from 1998. There's also a wonderful 1972 organ recital by the charismatic Virgil Fox – including his charming spoken introductions to each piece – as well as a major violin-piano recital, Midori's Carnegie solo debut from 1990.

Carnegie Hall has also been a mecca for famous singers ever since Adelina Patti, one of the most celebrated sopranos of the 19th century, made her debut there in 1893. The year 1955, in which Kirsten Flagstad and Beniamino Gigli both mounted their US farewells at Carnegie, also featured a return recital by the great Swedish tenor Jussi Björling. When he came out on stage for the recital, Björling was given a welcome described as being of "football stadium proportions."  Always a New York favorite, Björling's Carnegie recital from 1958 is included here as well.

Leontyne Price, who made her Carnegie debut with the Boston Symphony in 1954, singing music by her close associate Samuel Barber, gave her solo recital debut in 1965, included here. The beloved American soprano, who appeared more than 40 times at Carnegie Hall, is also heard in a recital from 1991. Other great American vocal artists in the Sony Classical compilation include Shirley Verrett in a recital from 1965, Jennie Tourel accompanied by Leonard Bernstein in 1969, Kathleen Battle and Frederica von Stade in a 1991 Christmas concert conducted by André Previn, as well as Marilyn Horne's 60th-birthday celebration from 1994, featuring the great mezzo herself along with Renée Fleming, Ruth Ann Swenson, Helen Donath and their distinguished Spanish colleague, Montserrat Caballé.

 Another birthday celebration graces this set: the 85th of Carnegie Hall in May of 1976. Hailed as the "Concert of the Century", this truly once-in-a-century event brought together a clutch of the most iconic names in classical music: Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Horowitz, Leonard Bernstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and, not least, Isaac Stern, who 16 years earlier had mounted a successful campaign to save the hallowed hall from demolition. Together with the New York Philharmonic – which had presented the world premiere of Dvořák's "New World" Symphony at an early Carnegie Hall appearance in 1893 – and the Oratorio Society of New York, the organization for which the hall was principally conceived and which was heard at all but one of the opening week concerts in 1891, these great artists paid a fitting tribute to New York's classical music shrine. The same may be said of Sony Classical's 43-CD set of legendary Carnegie Hall live recordings.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com.

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Apr 12, 2016 | RCA/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Newly Expanded Edition of The Kinks' Everybody's in Show-Biz on Friday, June 3

Available in 2CD or 3LP Configurations, 2016 Legacy Edition of Everybody's in Show-Biz Debuts Previously Unreleased Studio and Live Tracks from 1972

Apr 12, 2016

NEW YORK, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RCA/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release a newly expanded edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz, The Kinks' 1972 album masterpiece, on Friday, June 3.

Showbiz LP Cover

First released in August 1972, Everybody's In Show-Biz was The Kinks' tenth studio album, arriving within a year of the acclaimed Muswell Hillbillies (the group's debut album for RCA Records). The original double-LP Everybody's In Show-Biz contained a complete studio album (which premiered the all-time Kinks classic "Celluloid Heroes" among other tracks) and a live disc chronicling The Kinks' Carnegie Hall appearance in March 1972.

The 2016 Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes the original album, produced by Raymond Douglas Davies, in its entirety alongside a full disc's worth of previously unissued studio sessions outtakes (recorded for the album in 1972 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London) and live material (recorded March 2-3, 1972 during The Kinks' triumphant Carnegie Hall concert run).

The new edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes in-depth liner notes penned especially for this release by noted rock scholar David Fricke.

A concept album of sorts, Everybody's In Show-Biz drew its themes and inspirations from the trials, tribulations and triumphs of life as a touring musician. (The raucous Carnegie Hall recordings on the album come from one of the first North American concerts performed by The Kinks after the lift of a four-year ban imposed on the group by the American Federation of Musicians in 1965.) The songs on Everybody's In Show-Biz were initially intended to serve as the soundtrack to The Colossal Shirt, a never-realized feature film about The Kinks on the road.

"Life keeps using me, keeps on abusing me, mentally and physically," Davies sings on the album's "Maximum Consumption." "I gotta stay fit, stay alive, need fuel inside, eat food to survive…." Stylistically, Everybody's in Show-Biz finds Davies further exploring his interest in Americana-inspired musical arrangements as heard on Muswell Hillbillies.

Everybody's In Show-Biz showcases the second great classic Kinks line-up: frontman Ray Davies, guitarist Dave Davies, bassist John Dalton, keyboardist John Gosling and drummer Mick Avory, joined by brass and woodwind players Mike Cotton, John Beecham and Alan Holmes (all of whom played on Muswell Hillbillies).

The Carnegie Hall recordings include a variety of Kinks originals in addition to unconventional covers including "Mr. Wonderful" (from the Sammy Davis Jr.-led musical of the same name), the 1920s popular standard "Baby Face" (made famous by Al Jolson) and "The Banana Boat Song" (a calypso-folk perennial popularized by Harry Belafonte).

The new Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes never-before-heard live versions of "Sunny Afternoon," "Get Back in Line," "Complicated Life" and the rarely-played "Long Tall Shorty" as well as alternate versions of "Supersonic Rocket Ship," "Unreal Reality" and the debut release of "History," which foreshadowed The Kinks' next concept album, 1973's Preservation Act 1.

THE KINKS
EVERYBODY'S IN SHOW-BIZ
LEGACY EDITION

DISC ONE:
The Original Album
1. Here Comes Yet Another Day
2. Maximum Consumption
3. Unreal Reality
4. Hot Potatoes
5. Sitting In My Hotel
6. Motorway
7. You Don't Know My Name
8. Supersonic Rocket Ship
9. Look A Little On The Sunny Side
10. Celluloid Heroes
11. Top Of The Pops (live)
12. Brainwashed (live)
13. Mr. Wonderful (live)
14. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues (live)
15. Holiday (live)
16. Muswell Hillbilly (live)
17. Alcohol (live)
18. Banana Boat Song (live)
19. Skin And Bone (live)
20. Baby Face (live)
21. Lola (live)

Tracks 1-10 Recorded March-October 1972 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
Tracks 11-21 Recorded March 3, 1972 at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York

DISC TWO:
Bonus Tracks
1. 'Til The End Of The Day (live)
2. You're Looking Fine (live) (previously unreleased commercially)
3. Get Back In Line (live) *
4. Have A Cuppa Tea (live) *
5. Sunny Afternoon (live) *
6. Muswell Hillbilly (live) *
7. Brainwashed (live) *
8. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues (live) *
9. Holiday (live) *
10. Alcohol (live) *
11. Complicated Life (live) *
12. She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina (live)
13. Long Tall Shorty (live) *
14. History (studio outtake) *
15. Supersonic Rocket Ship (alternate mix) *
16. Unreal Reality (alternate mix) *
17. Sophisticated Lady (early rehearsal version of "Money Talks") *

* Previously Unissued

Tracks 1-13 Recorded March 2-3, 1972 at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York
Tracks 14-17 Recorded at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London

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