Kamasi Washington composed and produced the original score for the four-time Emmy-nominated film that provided an intimate glimpse into the life of Michelle Obama. Produced by Netflix Originals, it documented a moment of profound change for the former First Lady, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight years in the White House. Washington, who joined the project in its embryonic stages, provides the powerful musical backdrop.
The unlikely partnership between acoustic guitar pioneer Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon continues with the long-awaited first new album in fifteen years. Couching late-night melancholy in a summer lilt, the album features eleven tracks of warmly askew songs and intricate playing, and the intimate third voice created by Kottke and Goron, two of the most accomplished and idiosyncratic instrumentalists in American music.
John Frusciante releases the first instrumental electronic album under his own name. It is dedicated to his cat Maya who recently passed away, a fellow traveler in his otherwise solitary music making sessions. It's inspired by Frusciante's favorite music: '91 to'96 UK breakbeat hardcore and jungle. It's a varied and personal take with sophisticated, authentic production balanced against his acute sense of melody, an inspired blending of machines and samples infused with a joyful energy. --
Bobby Rush pays homage to the great bluesmen from Mississippi on his 27th studio album. This is Bobby Rush, stripped-down; just his guitar, harmonica, singing, and foot tapping. There's a song from Skip James, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Dixon, and Howlin' Wolf. One song is Public Domain originally recorded for the Library of Congress by Alan Lomax, but later made famous by Muddy Waters.
Paul McCartney didn't plan to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of 'Rockdown,' he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. A stripped-back, self-produced, and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970's McCartney and 1980's McCartney II.
Since breaking through in 2014 with his Grammy-nominated Country Music album, Sturgill Simpson has established himself as one of the most daring and acclaimed artists of our time. Now Simpson returns to the music of his native Kentucky with his first bluegrass project. The album was dreamed up while he was recovering from coronavirus, and sees him reimagining songs from across his catalog backed by some of Nashville's finest acoustic virtuosos.
Jimi's two legendary July 1970 Maui performances. Includes the documentary Music, Money, Madness: Jimi Hendrix Live in Maui; Blu-ray includes all existing footage from both performances--Container packaging.