While we are all waiting for the release of Bilal’s new album, here a little video of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble featuring Bilal recorded live in Los Angeles. The song is a cover of “Someday We’ll All Be Free” from the one and only Donny Hathaway. Bilal is one of these artists that you have to experience live. Simply an amazing vocalist who deserves to be known. His next album will be call Airtight’s Revenge on Plug Research and will be released on September 14th.
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson impresses me a lot. He is a freelance multi-instrumentalist/producer that is involved in interesting soul and hip-hop projects like Suite For Ma Dukes (2009) paired-up with Carlos Nino in honour to James Yancey aka “Jay Dilla”. His jazz interpretation of the beautiful melodies that Jay Dilla did are mind blowing. For the past years, he’s been working with the new generation of soul artist like Dwele and Aloe Blacc to name a few. I’m putting that on my wish-list for the 2011 Montreal International Jazz Fest!
fullrange is another like-minded music head who is a really great digger and tastemaker. The guy especially knows his jazz shit!