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Jun 16, 2020

Jyoti to release album MAMA, YOU CAN BET! on August 28


Acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Georgia Anne Muldrow returns in 2020 with her solo jazz project, Jyoti , the nickname bestowed upon her by the late great Alice Coltrane.

The lead single, “This Walk,” and b-side, “The Cowrie Waltz,” are out now.

Described by Muldrow as how “violence can both ignite and snuff out a voice,” “This Walk” blesses listeners with an unexpected instrument: Muldrow’s singing voice, accompanied by wistful piano and harp accompaniment.

Essence called it: “A timely song from a timeless artist," and added "'This Walk' is a ballad that speaks to feelings of people across the country” while Okayplayer called the song “a yearning and politically-charged ballad,”and WBGO said, “This is music for our troubled moment, restless but determined.”

The album’s only guest musician is Georgia’s long-time friend and acclaimed saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin (on “Ra’s Noise”).

The album also features two Charlie Mingus compositions that Georgia remixed for the album, “Bemoanable Lady Geemix” and “Fabus Foo Geemix,” both commissioned by Jason Moran and The Kennedy Center in 2017, a project that manifested into a live performance entitled “Muldrow Meets Mingus” which just reaired on NPR, who said "Georgia Anne Muldrow, the underground-R&B and astral-funk polymath, bears more than a passing admiration for jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. She gravitated to Mingus' example as a creative maverick, a political activist and an outspoken advocate for black America — someone who, in her words, 'expressed the truth.'”

GEORGIA ANNE MDROW as JYOTI
MAMA, YOU CAN BET!
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