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T.K. Blue's "Amour" on Dot Time Records - Release May 12 + Tour Schedule


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Amour (Love) is my humble musical dedication to the wonderful people of Paris and France in general. It is a token to the incredible time I spent living in Paris, which afforded me the opportunity to travel extensively across the globe. —T.K. Blue
Amour features: T.K. Blue, Etienne Charles, Warren Wolf, Zaccai Curtis, Winard Harper, Roland Guerrero, Gregoire Maret, Essiet Essiet, Jeff Reed & Eric Kennedy!

May 6
CD Release Performance
Clermont Vineyards & Winery
241 County Route 6
Germantown, New York 12526
(845) 663-6611

May 15
CD Release Performance
Dino's Upstairs
700 W. 125th St. at 12th
New York, NY 10027

May 27
Atlanta Jazz Festival
with Randy Weston African Rhythms Group

Amour (Love) is my humble musical dedication to the wonderful people of Paris and France in general. It is a token to the incredible time I spent living in Paris, which afforded me the opportunity to travel extensively across the globe. I have so many beautiful memories during my sojourn in Paris and I met so many incredible people who were extremely instrumental in helping me along my journey. I am very blessed to have performed with many different musicians from a multitude of cultural backgrounds. In addition, residing in Paris enabled me to record my first project as a leader called Egyptian Oasis and take my band to Africa for three USIA State Department Tours. I would not be who I am today without these very valuable and rich experiences.

In addition, Amour is also my humble dedication to the loving memory of my mom Lois Rhynie. She visited me quite often in Paris and the south of France on the Cote d'Azur. To my pleasant surprise Lois decided to stay for one year in Rocquebrune, which is an old village built into the mountain overlooking Monaco. Lois made her transition on September 11, 2014.—T.K. Blue.

Track Listing

1. Banlieue Blue (4:28)
2. Infant Eyes (6:45)
3. Parisian Memoir (7:01)
4. A Single Tear Of Remembrance (6:40)
5. Resolution (3:59)
6. Dream Time (4:18)
7. 204 (7:52)
8. Abdoulaye (Prospere) (3:06)
9. Requiem For A Loved 1 (Part 2) (5:11)
10. La Petite Fleur (4:41)
11. Elvin Elpus (6:01)

Bonus track “A Portrait of Lois Marie"
Only available with the digital download.

Tour Schedule:

April 23rd—Toad's Place with Randy Weston African Rhythms Group- New Haven April 29th—Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. with Randy Weston African Rhythms Group

May 2nd—live on WNYC 93.9FM John Schaefer Sound Check 1pm to 2pm with Randy Weston celebrating the release of his new recording double CD The African Nubian Suite on the African Rhythms label. I am a co-producer for the project and arranged one selection called The African Family. I will play live in duo with a Kora player from the Gambia named Salieu Suso.

May 5th—performing at the Village Vanguard with David Murray's new Octet sets at 8:30pm and 10:30pm

May 6th—CD Release Party at the Clermont Winery and Vineyard on the border of Clermont and Germantown, NY

May 11th—Interview on WKCR 89.9FM Columbia University with Sharif Abdul Salaam about Amour 7pm to 8pm

May 12th—"Amour" official CD release date

May 13th—Interview with Daaiya Sanusi for WHCR 90.3FM City University in Harlem at 9:30am to 11am

May 15th—CD Release Party at Dino's Upstairs in Harlem 125th St. and the West Side Highway sets at 8pm and 10pm

May 20th—CD Release Party at Caton's Castle in Baltimore, MD 6pm to 10pm

May 27th—Concert with Randy Weston African Rhythms Group for the Atlanta Jazz Festival 5pm Legend's Stage

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