Stefon Harris and Blackout Release New Jazz Album "Urbanus" on Concord Jazz


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Mighty hot stuff...check out the Stefon Harris and Blackout video for “Gone" off the new album Urbanus, released on Concord Jazz on August 25th, 2009...

Urbanus, the new release by vibraphonist-composer Stefon Harris signifies his 7th album as a band leader and his Concord Records debut. The new album picks up where 2004's Evolution left off in that it features Blackout, his scintillating ensemble that's as versed in modern jazz as it is with rhythms, melodies and soundscapes associated with R&B, pop, hip-hop and funk. More Info & Streaming Tracks.

Inspired by the original artwork of the album which was then animated for the video, Stefon Harris and Blackout are challenging you to create your own remix of the video for “Gone." Simply download the music and the art, rework it and remix it, using free online software (or your own of your choosing), and post your video to the contest page on YouTube. The winner will be chosen by Stefon and the graphic artist/video designer, and the winner will receive a video premiere, autographed lithograph of the album art and a copy of the CD. Download all the necessary tools and get more info HERE.

The artist on the original video for “Gone" is Stacey “Shabach" Robinson, graphic designer, comic book illustrator and artist. Recently he has exhibited his works across the U.S. and is working on various art projects and planning for solo art exhibitions. Samples of his work can be viewed at http://www.blackstar.cc/ and Myspace.com/staceyrobinson.

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This story appears courtesy of JAZZzology by Richard Watters .
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