Meshell Ndegeocello’s new album “The Omnichord Real Book” out June 16

Meshell Ndegeocello – Photo: Charlie Gross

Meshell Ndegeocello makes her Blue Note Records debut with the June 16 release of “The Omnichord Real Book”, a visionary and deeply jazz-influenced album that marks the start of a new chapter in her trailblazing career, uDiscover Music reports.

This, the outlet adds, is following the acclaimed Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter’s 2018 covers album Ventriloquism.

Produced by Josh Johnson, Meshell returns with an album of new original material that taps into a broad spectrum of her musical roots and features a wide range of guest artists including Jason Moran, Ambrose Akinmusire, Joel Ross, Jeff Parker, Brandee Younger, Julius Rodriguez, Mark Guiliana, Cory Henry, Joan As Police Woman, Thandiswa, and others.

The Omnichord Real Book is introduced today by the expansive lead single “Virgo,” the mind-altering 8-minute centrepiece of the album which features Meshell on vocals, key bass, and keyboards, Younger on harp, Rodriguez on Farfisa organ, Chris Bruce on guitar, Jebin Brunion keyboards, drums by Abe Rounds, Deantoni Parks, and Andrya Ambro, and additional vocals by Kenita Miller and Marsha DeBoe. You can check the track out below.

“It’s a little bit of all of me, my travels, my life,” says Meshell. “My first record I made at 22, and it’s over 30 years from then, so I have a lot of stored information to share.” 

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