Tuesday Reviewsday is our weekly new music segment, and this week Morgan Rhodes join A Martinez to talk about the latest releases. Here are her picks:
Cécile McLorin Salvant
Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, Florida and started studying classical piano at the age of 5. Three years later she began singing in the Miami Choral Society.
In 2007, she moved to France to study law, but discovered jazz, and sang with her first band. In 2009, after a series of concerts in Paris, she recorded her first album "Cécile", with Jean-François Bonnel's Paris Quintet. A year later, she won the Thelonious Monk competition in Washington D.C.
Her new album is called Dreams and Daggers, and we heard the song, "Nothing Like You."
Nai Palm is better known as the lead singer of the Australian band, Hiatus Kaiyote. A two-time Grammy nominated singer, she has been described as a self taught singer/songwriter and musician who has an powerful presence on stage. Her new solo debut is called "Needle Paw," and we heard the song, Homebody.
She's due to perform live at the El Rey theatre next week ... and seeing her perform is unlike anything you're likely to see.
Rapsody has previously collaborated with several performers, but her breakout moment perhaps came with her section on the Kendrick Lamar track "Complexion (A Zulu Love)," from his 2015 album, To Pimp a Butterfly. Here she is performing her verse ... it's definitely worth your time.
And here she is performing at NPR's Tiny Desk Series