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NEW ALBUM OLD IDEAS OUT JAN. 31, 2012 ON COLUMBIA RECORDS
Old Ideas, a new album by Leonard Cohen, will be released by Columbia Records on January 31, 2012.
The album's ten songs poetically address some of the most profound quandaries of human existencethe relationship to a transcendent being, love, sexuality, loss and death. Arguably the most overtly spiritual of the revered artist's albums, Old Ideas inspires commitment to a greater sense of compassion and decency. The new record is available for preorder now at LeonardCohen.com. Listen to the new track, Show Me The Place" below. Fans who pre-order will receive an instant download of the new song.
The album by Leonard Cohen was produced with Patrick Leonard, Anjani Thomas, Ed Sanders and Dino Soldo. Complementing Cohen's signature baritone on Old Ideas are the exceptional vocalists Dana Glover, Sharon Robinson, The Webb Sisters (Hattie and Charley Webb) and Jennifer Warnes. The album's cover design and drawings are Cohen's own.
Jazz is a creative explosion of individual freedom and communication.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was a kid. My father had a music store.
The best live performance I ever attended was Kenny Garrett in Harlem, New York.
The first jazz record I bought was Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins.
My advice to new listeners is keep listening!