Gary Bartz is a Grammy Award winning alto saxophonist that has been playing for years. To see him, accompanied by two of the most talented contemporary male soul singers isn’t a treat–it’s special. Introducing Aloe Blacc to any of my readers might be futile, but for those that haven’t heard the growingly popular soul singer’s hit “I Need A Dollar”–you need to get on that. Blacc has found success in the same spotlight as Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones. Bilal’s more psychedelic soul and funk should provide an interesting compliment to Blacc, with a style more comparable to Erykah Badu or Dweli.
We’re excited to give away a pair of tickets to the Red Bull Music Academy presentation of The Gary Bartz Project with Bilal and Aloe Blacc. That’s a purposeful plug, because while at times I question the commercial endorsement of hip hop, and accordingly shy away from opportunities like this, I’ve always respected Red Bull’s effort to preserve quality music culture.
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Download Mp3 – Bila: “Levels”[audio: http://www.box.com/shared/static/ipgg7uon9rselb3mjfy5.mp3]