Motema Music

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8 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
ph. 212-860-6969

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Motema Music Motema is dedicated to providing innovative promotion and comprehensive career support to recording and performing artists of power and distinction who have a fiercely original musical vision.

Founded in San Francisco by entrepreneur/performer Jana Herzen in collaboration with arts patrons and industry professionals, Motéma Music now makes its home in Harlem, New York City. The label specializes in jazz and other creative music that spans genres, cultures and generations. The company’s varied international roster of releases has received Grammy ® nominations in jazz, reggae and R&B. The label features a balance of established music icons such as NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston and Jamaican jazz legend Monty Alexander; innovative artists such as NAACP Image Award nominee Geri Allen, electro/acoustic pianist Marc Cary and maverick vocalist Rene Marie; while also giving chances each year to remarkable debut artists, such as Gregory Porter (whose debut Water came out on Motema in 2010 launching him to international fame), the innovative Jaimeo Brown whose extraordinary debut Transcendence in 2013 brought him to international acclaim and inspired a film of the same name, and the rapidly rising Pedrito Martinez Group whose eponymous 2013 debut has introduced them as an international sensation.

  1. Work Songs Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
    Work Songs (March 01, 2016)
  2. New Song Omer Avital
    New Song (November 19, 2015)
  3. Cuba: The Conversation Continues Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
    Cuba: The Conversation Continues (October 16, 2015)
  4. Many a New Day:  Karrin Allyson sings Rodgers and Hammerstein Karrin Allyson
    Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson sings Rodgers and Hammerstein (October 12, 2015)
  5. What's New?  Reimagining Benny Goodman Oran Etkin
    What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman (September 21, 2015)
  6. Love Is a Pendulum Joe Locke
    Love Is a Pendulum (September 07, 2015)
  7. Untold Stories Shai Maestro Trio
    Untold Stories (August 14, 2015)
  8. Offering - The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson Charenee Wade
    Offering - The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson (June 14, 2015)
  9. Ninho de Vespa SpokFrevo Orquestra
    Ninho de Vespa (May 26, 2015)
  10. Love Is A Pendulum Joe Locke
    Love Is A Pendulum (May 19, 2015)
  11. Bathtub Gin Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band
    Bathtub Gin (April 15, 2015)
  12. The River Rolls On Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2
    The River Rolls On (April 07, 2015)
  13. Ala Ta Awa Sangho
    Ala Ta (March 24, 2015)
  14. Ninho de Vespa SpokFrevo Orquestra
    Ninho de Vespa (February 10, 2015)
  15. Quiet Pride Rufus Reid
    Quiet Pride (December 19, 2014)
  16. Why? Ginger Baker
    Why? (December 07, 2014)
  17. Life in This World Will Calhoun
    Life in This World (November 12, 2014)
  18. Gathering Light Oran Etkin
    Gathering Light (September 26, 2014)
  19. Time and Time Again The Cookers
    Time and Time Again (September 11, 2014)
  20. Time And Time Again The Cookers
    Time And Time Again (August 13, 2014)
  21. Flash Forward Michael Carvin Experience
    Flash Forward (August 03, 2014)
  22. The Caribbean Tinge: Live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Elio Villafranca
    The Caribbean Tinge: Live from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (July 29, 2014)
  23. The Offense Of The Drum Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
    The Offense Of The Drum (May 28, 2014)
  24. When Words Fail David Weiss
    When Words Fail (May 12, 2014)
  25. Transcendence Jaimeo Brown
    Transcendence (April 22, 2014)
  26. Gathering Light Oran Etkin
    Gathering Light (April 11, 2014)
  27. For the Love of Abbey Marc Cary
    For the Love of Abbey (March 20, 2014)
  28. Quiet Pride Rufus Reid
    Quiet Pride (February 21, 2014)
  29. The Pedrito Martinez Group Pedrito Martinez
    The Pedrito Martinez Group (December 15, 2013)
  30. I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt Rene Marie
    I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt (December 05, 2013)
  31. Be My Monster Love David Murray Infinity Quartet
    Be My Monster Love (November 29, 2013)
  32. Spirit Of Sound Charnett Moffett
    Spirit Of Sound (October 30, 2013)
  33. My Heart Tells Me Bob Mover
    My Heart Tells Me (October 19, 2013)
  34. Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter David Weiss
    Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter (August 16, 2013)
  35. Breakthrough Eldar Djangirov
    Breakthrough (July 29, 2013)
  36. The River Ryan Cohan
    The River (July 19, 2013)
  37. Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol.1 Joe Locke
    Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol.1 (June 25, 2013)
  38. Be My Monster Love David Murray Infinity Quartet
    Be My Monster Love (June 18, 2013)
  39. Joe Locke: Lay Down My Heart - Blues & Ballads Vol 1 Joe Locke
    Joe Locke: Lay Down My Heart - Blues & Ballads Vol 1 (June 17, 2013)
  40. Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol.1 Joe Locke
    Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol.1 (May 09, 2013)
  41. Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads, Vol. 1 Joe Locke
    Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads, Vol. 1 (May 07, 2013)
  42. The Bridge Charnett Moffett
    The Bridge (April 18, 2013)
  43. Transcendence Jaimeo Brown
    Transcendence (April 11, 2013)
  44. Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus Nilson Matta
    Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus (March 28, 2013)
  45. Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus Nilson Matta
    Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus (March 18, 2013)
  46. Constelacao Brazilian Trio
    Constelacao (March 17, 2013)
  47. Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus Nilson Matta
    Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus (February 19, 2013)
  48. The Joe Locke Quartet with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra: Wish Upon a Star The Joe Locke Quartet with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
    The Joe Locke Quartet with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra: Wish Upon a Star (January 17, 2013)
  49. Passion Of A Lonely Heart Jana Herzen
    Passion Of A Lonely Heart (November 20, 2012)
  50. I Carry Your Heart: Alexis Cole Sings Pepper Adams Alexis Cole
    I Carry Your Heart: Alexis Cole Sings Pepper Adams (October 07, 2012)

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