Verve Records, one of the most celebrated and historic imprints, is pleased to announce a new partnership with acclaimed artist Miles Mosley. An innovative bass player, vocalist, producer, composer and arranger, Mosley’s solo album UPRISING featuring the West Coast Get Down collective, will be available on Verve digitally April 7, with physical CD and vinyl releases slated for May 19 and July 14, respectively.
UPRISING has already garnered excitement and attention from critics and fans alike. Entertainment Weekly called UPRISING one of “13 new releases you need to hear now,” while the first single “Abraham” was named one of NPR’s ‘Top 100 songs of 2016.” The album debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart and also reached #2 on the iTunes Jazz Album Chart. UPRISING features a dynamic range of genres and expression that encapsulate Mosley’s magnetic force that defies categorization.
The newly revitalized Verve label is proud to have Miles Mosley join their musical family. President & CEO of Verve Label Group, Danny Bennett comments, “Miles is a true artist whose aesthetic is perfectly aligned with the vision and spirit of the new Verve label. His immense and unique talent is winning over legions of new fans. We are proud to be part of what the future holds for Miles. ”
Miles Mosley comments, “The legacy of Verve is one that has influenced my entire creative life. To contribute to their amazing history and help usher forward a new era and new sound for Verve is an honor, a dream come true.”
Miles Mosley has recorded, toured and collaborated with artists including Andra Day, Jason Mraz, Chris Cornell, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and Avenged Sevenfold. He co-produced, composed, arranged and performed on actor Terrence Howard’s debut CD ‘Shine Through It’. He appeared on the Grammy Awards telecast with the Gnarls Barkley Orchestra, at the Greek Theater with Jeff Beck, at the Staples Center with Rihanna, and headlined his own project at The Alex Theatre with the Glendale Pops Orchestra. He accompanied singer Jonathan Davis of rock group Korn through North America and Europe, where he pulled double duty as the opening performer and as Davis’ solo band bassist. He recorded three tracks on Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-winning album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’; and is the upright bass player for long-time band-mate and West Coast Get Down member, Kamasi Washington’s ‘The Epic’ triple CD release; named one of Rolling Stone’s and Pitchfork’s “best albums of 2015”.
In addition to performing and producing, Mosley is an accomplished composer, scoring for Film, TV and Video Games. His original composition was featured on Disney’s “The Muppets” movie trailer, and was listed as one of MTV’s Top 10 trailers of 2012, received a Golden Trailer Nomination for Best Music and a Key Art Award win for Best Music. Mosley’s score for Island Creek Picture’s (no dialogue) short “Me and Her” was an official entry for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He was commissioned to compose for the Elisa Monte Dance Company (NY) and recently completed the original score for “Halfway”, an upcoming feature film starring Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side).
4/1 Gateshead International Jazz Festival – New Castle, UK
4/3 Club BI NUU – Berlin, Germany
4/4 Rotonde @ Botanique – Brussels
4/5 Next Step @ CJF – Cully, Switzerland
4/7 Free Your Funk/La Bellevilloise – Paris, France
4/8 TRANSITION Festival – Utrecht, Netherlands
4/22 Henderson Pavilion – Henderson, NV
5/4 Rickshaw Shop – San Francisco, CA
5/17 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
5/18 Live @ The Back Room – Milwaukee, WI
5/19 The Frequency – Madison, WI
5/20 Schubas – Chicago, IL
5/22 Adelaide Hall – Toronto, ON
5/25 Great Scott – Boston, MA
5/26 Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
5/27 Songbyrd – Washington, DC
5/28 World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
6/11 Playboy Jazz Fest – Los Angeles, CA
6/28 Jazz Café – London, UK
6/30 Band On The Wall – Manchester, UK
7/1 Jazz TM – Romania
7/3 Jazz Fest Wien – Austria
More dates coming soon!
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