Mr. Hornsby is a remarkable pianistThe America in his music is one of countless connections and intersectionsthat's still wide open and welcoming." The New York Times
Bruce Hornsby, a 13-time Grammy nominee and three-time Grammy winner, will add to his accomplished body of work with Levitate, his much-anticipated new album, set for release September 15 on Verve. The release is Hornsby's first studio album co-credited to his longstanding touring band The Noisemakers. Levitate follows his critically acclaimed 2007 collaborative efforts with bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and jazz giants Christian McBride and Jack DeJohnette.
Levitate contains 12 new songs, including Cyclone," with lyrics from Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The title cut, Levitate," is an alternate version of a song from the recent Spike Lee film Kobe Doin' Work (for which Hornsby also provided the original score), and Space is the Place" features an Eric Clapton guitar solo. Produced by Tony Berg (Squeeze, Nickel Creek) and Bruce Hornsby, Levitate features Hornsby on piano, dulcimer, keyboard and vocals, JV Collier on bass, Sonny Emory on drums, John J.T." Thomas on organs and keyboards, Bobby Read on reeds and Doug Derryberry on guitars.
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