NEW RELEASE: Jamie Saft Trio – Lotus Blossom

Jamie Saft Trio – Lotus Blossom – Starring Wigmono – Official Video by Adam Goldberg

New single by JST (Veal Records x Team Love) | Video by Adam Goldberg

Jamie Saft Trio explore the shape of Billy Strayhorn’s classic, “Lotus Blossom,” and celebrate the release with a video directed by the multi-faceted artist Adam Goldberg, starring the elusively joyous Wigmono.

Listen in all the places, add to your playlists, tell your friends. A timeless magic conjured by Jamie Saft and friends to honor the memory of the great Jerry Granelli.


“Lotus Blossom” is a magical composition written by the great Billy Strayhorn. Duke Ellington used to close concerts with this unique piece. The version presented here is dedicated to the memory of my friend and mentor Master Musician Jerry Granelli, whose brush work and positive aspect shined through the Peanuts score music as the drummer for the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Jerry spoke often of the Buddhist principle of “Nowness”- of committing to each unique individual moment. It is in Jerry’s memory that I present this sweet version of “Lotus Blossom.” Enjoy.

Jamie Saft
Lotus Blossom – artwork by Steven Erdman

Jamie Saft Trio- Lotus Blossom Jamie Saft- piano Jim Lyden- acoustic bass Gary Gemmiti- drums Film Steve Erdman – Wigmono with Roxane Daner Bud Earl Goldberg Sonny Sweets Goldberg Directed by Adam Goldberg In Memory of Jerry Granelli Recorded and mixed by Jamie Saft in Midcoast Maine. Mastered by Christian Castagno in Minca, Colombia Art & design by Steve Erdman / Erdman Designs. Piano tuned and prepared by Michael Lynam, R.P.T. Written by Billy Strayhorn. Published by Tempo Music, Inc. and Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP) Film Steve Erdman – Wigmono with Roxane Daner Bud Earl Goldberg Sonny Sweets Goldberg Directed by Adam Goldberg

NEW RELEASE: bentcousin – Time Will Tell / Toss of a Coin

bentcousin – Time Will Tell / Toss of Coin // double single out now

. . . a unified sound of sweet serenity in the face of everything that lies outside of our control.

Week in Pop

Week in Pop premieres bentcousin’s new double single

Thanks to Week in Pop for the excellent deep read of Brighton-born bentcousin’s newest release with Team Love, “Time Will Tell / Toss of a Coin,” two lush new tunes that ring and sway. In the article, singer Amelia Murray talks about writing, balance, and luck. Read more.

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New video: Clean Cut Kid – Heavy As

Heavy As by Clean Cut Kid

New video by Clean Cut Kid

Starring the great Walter Henry Halls, father of Clean Cut Kid front man Mike Halls, the video for Heavy As is a window into one of the pair’s infamous ‘Beatles Day’ bonding sessions, in which they explore their home city of Liverpool, beautifully captured on Ultra 8 film by the loving eyes of Evelyn Halls.

Heavy As is the first single from Clean Cut Kid’s upcoming fourth album, Hiss, which will be released in 2022 on Team Love in the US and Canada, together with our friends at Alcopop Records in the wider world.

Please watch, listen, like, share, and follow. Tickets for November and December tour dates are on sale, and the new video is out now. Hiss is not to be missed.  Thank you so much.
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