This week, a set of new albums offering a diverse range of music from soul to Latin-inspired 70’s grooves to smooth jazz hit stores.
Conya Doss – A Pocketful of Purpose (Conyadosssongs)
The Ohio-based school teacher has locked down a position in the soul landscape with the release of her sixth studio album ‘A Pocketful of Purpose.’ The set is led by the first single “Don’t Change,” an insightful and inspirational record about accepting the greatness of your personality. The Breakdown: If somebody enjoys your company, they will not ask you to become a different person other than yourself.
Ms. Doss’ peers like Anthony Hamilton applaud her talent, “Doss has a vocal style and ability to make you feel like you know her. Comfortable to listen to yet lovely and soothing. An awesome and underrated talent.”
The 11-track album infuses an eclectic blend of soul, blues, rock, jazz and R&B.
Quantic And Alice Russell – Look Around the Corner (Tru Thoughts)
Sharing the same record label helped British soul singer Alice Russell and musician/DJ Quantic jump into a collaborative project together. The creative output is ‘Look Around the Corner,’ a synthesis soul, Cumbia and Latin Jazz offering.
Jeff Bradshaw – Bone Appetit, Vol. 1 (Main Course) – (Hidden Beach)
Musician/trombonist Jeff Bradshaw reinvigorates tracks with a striking horn section. The twenty song collection entitled ‘Bone Appetit’ includes guest appearances from Raheem DeVaughn, Marsha Ambrosius, PJ Morton, Maysa Leak, Kindred the Family Soul and Natalie “The Floacist.”
Yuna – Yuna (Fadar Label)
The new self-titled album features thirteen original tracks produced by respected musical talent, including award-winning UK producer Chris Braide and GRAMMY-winning cultural visionary Pharrell Williams. The Malaysian-born singer’s gentle voice and acoustic tone set you on a journey to “Live Your Life.”
Ava Bella – LadyGun (Assilem Music Group and Guerilla Movement)
Kansas City native Ava Bella shares her musical talents with the world by combining Hip Hop, R&B, soul and alternative sounds.
May 8, 2012
Tank – This Is How I Feel
Mary Mary – Go Get It
May 15, 2012
Ryan Shaw – Real Love
May 22 & Beyond, 2012
Cassie – TBA
Ashanti – BraveHeart
Eric Benet – The One
Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In the Universe
Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
Chris Brown – Fortune (July)
Earth Wind & Fire – Now, Then & Forever