No stranger to the jazz world, keyboardist Bruce Hornsby recently released a new album, Non-Secure Connection, featuring a host of special guests. The album arrived on August 14 on the heels of a few new singles, including the song “My Resolve,” with guest vocals by James Mercer of The Shins. Also on the album are Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Brad Cook, Jamila Woods, Vernon Reid, and more. We’ve included the song “Anything Can Happen” featuring Leon Russell in our Discover Playlist for the week of August 17.
“The new album’s chromaticism and dissonance quotient is exactly twice as high (three songs featuring that language compared to one and a half on the last record),” Hornsby said of the new album in a statement. “I feel like my music has never been a part of any trend that defined any era of music during my 34 years of doing this. I may be wrong, but that’s how it feels to me.”
“Anything Can Happen” can be streamed as part of the playlist below, which also features new music from Gregory Porter, Bill Frisell, Terence Blanchard, Dan Costa, Virginia Schenck and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
As writer Whitney Balliett once said, “Jazz is the sound of surprise.” Our Weekly Discover playlist will take your ears to new places with the latest sounds from your favorite artists — and some you should definitely get to know. Catch up on albums that came out over the weekend, newly released singles and other tunes that may have flown under your radar. Stream now on Spotify or on your favorite music service using the links below.
Anything Can Happen (feat. Leon Russell)
Bruce Hornsby, Leon Russell
America The Beautiful
What The World Needs Now Is Love
Patience Patience (Remix)
Nick Finzer, Blue Cayman
Burn Your Eyes
Perry Mason: Season 1 (Music From The HBO Series)
Everybody Wear They Mask (Jazz at Home)
Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis
Blue in Green
Carsten Dahl, Lennart Ginman, Thomas Blachman
Sack Full of Dreams
Dan Costa, Ivan Lins