Soulive Finds New Groove On Concord
Jazz/rock trio Soulive has inked with Concord Records for the Sept. 13 release of its next album, "Break Out."Jazz/rock trio Soulive has inked with Concord Records for the Sept. 13 release of its next album, "Break Out." The group was previously signed to Blue Note, which capped its tenure with the late March retrospective "Steady Groovin'."
The 15-track new album features such guests as Robert Randolph on a cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Crosstown Traffic," Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover on "Freedom," Chaka Khan on "Back Again" and Ivan Neville on "Take It Easy" and "Got Soul."
"Break Out" is Soulive's first studio album since a 2003 self-titled effort, which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.
The group will be on the road throughout the summer, including a show tonight (June 24) with Antibalas as part of New York's Celebrate Brooklyn festival. Soulive will also play at the Shakedown Campout and Music Festival in North Plains, Ore., alongside Galactic, Medeski Martin & Wood, Michael Franti and Sage Francis, among others.