Oakland, CA, May 05, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Legendary drummer Zigaboo Modeliste released his 4th solo album on his label JZM Records entitled “New Life” in stores and digitally on May 3, 2011. With elements of rock, funk, and blues on a timeless R&B base, this record features the iconic drumming and celebratory songwriting style of Zigaboo and his hometown of New Orleans. It also incorporates the talents of several music icons including legendary arranger Wardell Quezerque, saxophonist Norbert Stachel, and trumpeter Mic Gillet of Tower of Power fame. The album can be downloaded from iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-life/id435186745) and CDs are available at Zigaboo.com, CDBaby.com/cd/zigaboomodeliste, and the Louisiana Music Factory.
A key ingredient in the outstanding flavor of “New Life” is the musical rapport these truly skilled artists created with Zigaboo. Musicians from both New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area came together to create a fun, upbeat album that is a notable addition to the New Orleans musical tradition. Included in the star-studded lineup is guitarist Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers, Madeleine Peyroux), master percussionist Bill Summers (Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder), keyboardist Eamonn Flynn (The Commitments), and organist Joe Krown (Gatemouth Brown).
“New Life,” which is also the title of the lead single, offers musical reflection and healing for the everyday ups and downs we all face and a heavy dose of rejuvenating spirit. “At the Mardi Gras” elaborates on the epicenter of New Orleans musical culture, the Carnival heritage. “Human Race” is an inspiring message from Zigaboo that “every man, woman, child of every nationality should be concerned with the human race as it is sacred.” Zigaboo’s songwriting talent is best featured on "Holiday Kiss" which is destined to be a classic ballad for all seasons. Taken in full, this album reminds the listener of all that can be gained from a fresh outlook on life while enriching them in a spiritual way with grooves, soul, and funk purism.
Check out “New Life” today for an earful of hope and happiness, Zigaboo-style. For more information about “New Life” and upcoming Zigaboo concerts, visit www.zigaboo.com and ‘Like’ Zigaboo at www.facebook.com/zigaboomodeliste. To request a press kit or interview with Zigaboo, contact JZM Records at KathyWebster@zigaboo.com.