Meshell Ndegeocello Releases New Music Video for “Shopping for Jazz,” from her latest album, Comet, Come to Me
“Ndegeocello’s music is the most exquisite exemplar of what transformative art is all about: moving, vulnerable, sexy and visceral.” – Huffington Post
“Riddled with luscious rhythms, steeped in her trademark bounce and clairvoyant bass technique, Ndegeocello hasn’t skipped a beat on the new full-length.”– VIBE
“deep-groove, emotionally insinuative new album” – The New York Times
Fall Tour Dates Kick Off September 16
9/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
9/17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
9/19 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
9/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
** Bells Atlas will open
9/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
** KING will open
9/27 – Marfa, TX @ Trans Pecos Festival of Love & Music
10/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Contemporary Arts Center
10/11 – Kansas City, MO @ KC Jazz & Blues @ the GEM Theater
Meshell Ndegeocello’s first video from her new album Comet, Come to Me, is the groove driven, reflective and melodic “Shopping For Jazz”. The video debuted Friday via Entertainment Weekly, who described it as “…combining a bossa nova foundation with a country slide guitar and slinky soul vocals.” Watch and share the video below.
This is Meshell’s 11th release, possibly a culmination of all previous work: lush, vocal, seeking, wise, collaborative, and driven by the signature bounce and precise pocket of Ndegeocello on bass.
The album features special guests Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) Detroit soul-funk player Amp Fiddler, Laurel Canyon psychedelicist Jonathan Wilson and Texas blues rocker Doyle Bramhall, along with long-time collaborators Christopher Bruce (guitar) and Jebin Bruni (keys), with Earl Harvin on drums. Assured of her place as an authentic musical thinker and an uncompromising artist, Comet continues to discover, examine, and explore all that music has to offer her and how she can return the gift.
In addition to her own recording, Meshell has been expanding her repertoire as a producer, producing three albums in the past year: British/Trinidadian poet and musician Anthony Joseph’s new album, Time; Jason Moran’s Fats Waller Tribute, All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller (due Sept 2014); and a new album by Grammy-nominated Ruthie Foster, also set for release this fall. Meshell will also be performing a select number of Midwest and West Coast dates. Head below to check out the dates.