NEWS: Cody ChesnuTT Live And In Conversation At The Jazz Cafe

Soul troubadour Cody ChesnuTT will take to the stage of London’s Jazz Café on Thursday 20th September for a special night of live music and conversation ahead of the release of ‘Landing On A Hundred’ – his first full album of new material in a decade.
Universally acclaimed for his edgy, sprawling Shortlist Prize nominated 2002 debut, ‘The Headphone Masterpiece’, Cody ChesnuTT’s frank, socially conscious songs set the bar for what modern soul music can look and sound like: On every level – rhythm, song, subject matter, spirit – ‘Landing On A Hundred’ delivers massively, it’s message upbeat even as it reflects upon troubled times. Says Cody “This body of work is extremely meaningful to me – it represents the journey I have been on since I last released an album. Words cannot describe or express how excited I am about this music.”
Following a period of family-man retreat and reflection after his meteoric rise to near stardom via The Roots retooled worldwide hit, ‘The Seed 2.0, ‘Landing On A Hundred’’s vivid vignettes sketch out a man’s road to redemption after years of womanizing and crack addiction, and the power and labour of slow-burning marital love that eclipses mere material expressions of affection.
The title is a reference to the slang saying, “Keeping It One Hundred,” or telling the whole truth, and for lovers of true blue Southern soul this new album is a must-have — the rhythm tracks recorded with a ten-piece band in Memphis-based Royal Studios, the sonic birthplace of some of the deepest works by soul and blues luminaries like Al GreenBuddy Guy and Ike &Tina Turner. “The original tracks were cut on two-inch tape,” Cody explains. “My hands were tingling because I got to sing on the actual microphone that Al Green recorded with. Nothing has changed. The down-home acoustic treatments are still in place.”
Cody ChesnuTT – September 2012
Thursday 20th                                    Jazz Café, London
Tickets are onsale now priced at £11 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk orwww.ticketmaster.co.uk
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