Jon Batiste Hollywood Africans 2LP
Jon Batiste Hollywood Africans 2LP
Genre: Jazz
Label: Verve
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Jon Batiste Hollywood Africans 2LP

Jon Batiste

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SKU:
VERLP87519
UPC:
602567875192
Click Here for Video Sample!

TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics in the February 2019 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

Major Label Debut From The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Bandleader!
Double LP With Etching!


2019 Grammy Award Nominee:
• Best American Roots Performance: Saint James Infirmary Blues


With Hollywood Africans, Jon Batiste dives deep into his own personal and cultural heritage, weaving an intimate and emotional tapestry out of original material and American standards that carries the listener from the early jazz of New Orleans to the present day. Guiding the acclaimed singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and leader of the group Stay Human—since 2015 the house band of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert—was legendary producer T Bone Burnett, whose numerous accolades include Album of the Year Grammys for the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack and Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

"The goal was just to collaborate on something that felt authentic to both of us," says Batiste. "What we came up with was an intimate, stripped-down portrait of who I am, and the lineage of musicians and performers who are really vital to my work and to his. On this record, I want us to bop, dance, laugh and cry to the sound of the music while we remember our black heroes and wield the superpowers they left us with. Because of them, I don't have to wear a mask. I get to be who I am."

"Jon's genius lies in his uncanny ability to connect to his audience in a way that arrests the imagination and inspires on a spiritual level. This is clearly evident when one listens to his interpretation of 'What A Wonderful World'. He transforms the song into a meditation that touches the soul. The Verve Label Group is proud to call him family." - Danny Bennett, President and CEO of Verve Label Group

"What a beautiful album. ...it's the warmth and, at times, light-hearted humor with which he cloaks these 11 songs that makes this collection so special - he even transforms "Green Hill Zone", from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game, into a catchy ditty that sits comfortably alongside "Saint James Infirmary Blues". The result recalls the sentimentality of Randy Newman's best work... If you only know Batiste as the bandleader for Stephen Colbert, you've missed out on one of the most intelligent and gifted musicians working today." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, February 2019



Features:
• Double LP
• Etched D-Side

Selections:
Side A:

1. Kenner Boogie
2. What A Wonderful World
3. Chopinesque
4. Saint James Infirmary Blues
Side B:
1. Nocturne No. 1 In D Minor
2. The Very Thought Of You
3. Green Hill Zone
4. Mr. Buddy
Side C:
1. Is It Over
2. Smile
3. Don't Stop
Side D:
Etching
Description
Click Here for Video Sample!

TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics in the February 2019 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

Major Label Debut From The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Bandleader!
Double LP With Etching!


2019 Grammy Award Nominee:
• Best American Roots Performance: Saint James Infirmary Blues


With Hollywood Africans, Jon Batiste dives deep into his own personal and cultural heritage, weaving an intimate and emotional tapestry out of original material and American standards that carries the listener from the early jazz of New Orleans to the present day. Guiding the acclaimed singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and leader of the group Stay Human—since 2015 the house band of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert—was legendary producer T Bone Burnett, whose numerous accolades include Album of the Year Grammys for the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack and Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

"The goal was just to collaborate on something that felt authentic to both of us," says Batiste. "What we came up with was an intimate, stripped-down portrait of who I am, and the lineage of musicians and performers who are really vital to my work and to his. On this record, I want us to bop, dance, laugh and cry to the sound of the music while we remember our black heroes and wield the superpowers they left us with. Because of them, I don't have to wear a mask. I get to be who I am."

"Jon's genius lies in his uncanny ability to connect to his audience in a way that arrests the imagination and inspires on a spiritual level. This is clearly evident when one listens to his interpretation of 'What A Wonderful World'. He transforms the song into a meditation that touches the soul. The Verve Label Group is proud to call him family." - Danny Bennett, President and CEO of Verve Label Group

"What a beautiful album. ...it's the warmth and, at times, light-hearted humor with which he cloaks these 11 songs that makes this collection so special - he even transforms "Green Hill Zone", from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game, into a catchy ditty that sits comfortably alongside "Saint James Infirmary Blues". The result recalls the sentimentality of Randy Newman's best work... If you only know Batiste as the bandleader for Stephen Colbert, you've missed out on one of the most intelligent and gifted musicians working today." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, February 2019



Features:
• Double LP
• Etched D-Side

Selections:
Side A:

1. Kenner Boogie
2. What A Wonderful World
3. Chopinesque
4. Saint James Infirmary Blues
Side B:
1. Nocturne No. 1 In D Minor
2. The Very Thought Of You
3. Green Hill Zone
4. Mr. Buddy
Side C:
1. Is It Over
2. Smile
3. Don't Stop
Side D:
Etching
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Jon Batiste
Title
Hollywood Africans
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
09-27-2018
Release Date
10-31-2018
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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