GEORGIA ANNE MULDROWTHE GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM MAMA, YOU CAN BET! UNDER SOLO JAZZ PROJECT, JYOTI
NEW ALBUM OUT AUGUST 28, 2020 VIA eONE MUSIC AND SOMEOTHASHIP CONNECT
LISTEN TO MULDROW’S EPISODE OF PLAY IT FORWARD
ON NPR’S ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
“No one sings a heavy love song like Georgia Anne Muldrow” - Pitchfork
“Over the years, this gifted Los Angeles singer-producer-multi-instrumentalist has collaborated with Erykah Badu, Sa-Ra Creative Partners and Madlib, so it’s no surprise that her latest full-length is packed full of unflappable funk.”- Rolling Stone
“After years of being near the spotlight, it seems the world is finally ready for Muldrow’s music.” - The FADER
Toronto, ON – May 28, 2020 – Acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Georgia Anne Muldrow, returns in 2020 with her solo jazz project, Jyoti, a name bestowed upon her by the late great Alice Coltrane. Mama, You Can Bet! is due for release on August 28, 2020 via eOne Music and Muldrow’s own SomeOthaShip Connect.
With the announcement comes the release of lead single, This Walk, and b-side, The Cowrie Waltz. The single is available now digitally and a 7” single version can be pre-ordered now through Bandcamp here.
Described by Muldrow as how “violence can both ignite and snuff out a voice,” This Walk blesses listeners with an unexpected instrument: Muldrow’s singing voice, accompanied by wistful piano and harp. Conversely, The Cowrie Waltz pits a loungey jazz sound with shredding guitar, echoing in the background to form a groovy and bombastic juxtaposition.
“The Cowrie Waltz is me taking some magic scalpel I found, slicing up a hard bop feel, and exposing its ribs and gut-meat to say: ‘This is where the blues is,’” Muldrow shares.
Mama, You Can Bet! comes after two previous Jyoti records, Denderah and Ocotea, the latter taking home the Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Award for Best Jazz Album. Unlike these earlier Jyoti records, Mama, You Can Bet! contains tracks with vocals from Muldrow, including the newly released This Walk. The album’s only guest musician is Georgia’s long-time friend and acclaimed saxophonist, Lakeica Benjamin (on Ra’s Noise). The album also features two Charlie Mingus compositions that Georgia remixed for the album, Bemoanable Lady Geemix and Fabus Foo Geemix, both commissioned by Jason Moran and The Kennedy Center in 2017, a project that manifested into a live performance entitled Muldrow Meets Mingus that was held at both The Kennedy Center and Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2017, which aired on NPR.
About Jyoti/Georgia Anne Muldrow
Georgia Anne Muldrow not only creates jazz music - she’s lived it since birth. Her father, Ronald Muldrow, played alongside Eddie Harris while her mother, Rickie Byars, performed as lead singer of Roland Hanna’s New York Jazz Quartet and Pharoah Sanders Ensemble. Following in her parents’ footsteps, she has collaborated with famed musicians including Robert Glasper, Adrian Younge, Ambrose Akinmursire, Justin Brown's Nyeusi, and Keyon Harrold.
The newest Jyoti music arrives after many monumental years for Muldrow. Her most recent solo album, Overload - released on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder - earned her a 2020 Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album and landed on year-end lists for Pitchfork, Bandcamp, and The A.V. Club. 2019 saw Georgia perform at numerous Jazz Festivals around the globe: Nublu Jazz Festival (Brazil), Portland Jazz Festival (Portland, US), Bric Festival (Brooklyn, US), Blue Note Tokyo (Japan), New York Winter Jazz Festival and the DC Jazz Festival to name a few.
Most recently, Georgia was featured on Play It Forward, a new special segment series on NPR’s All Things Considered, listen here.
1.Mama, You Can Bet
2.Bop For Aneho
3.Zane, The Scribe
4.Our Joy (Mercedes)
5.Ra’s Noise (Thukubad)
6.Bemoanble Lady Geemix
8.Skippin And Trippin
9.Swing Kirikou, Swing
12.Hard Bap Duke
14.Fabus Foo Geemix
15.The Cowrie Waltz
DOWNLOAD – Album Artwork
About SomeOthaShip Connect
SomeOthaShip is a record label & production company owned & operated by Dudley Perkins & Georgia Anne Muldrow based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company has operated since 2009 and specializes in rap, r&b, jazz, funk, electronic and instrumental music.
Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne's expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.
eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies including: international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Daisybeck, Blackfin and Whizz Kid Entertainment; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music companies Audio Network, Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.