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Talib Kweli’s Javotti Media Partners with Jessica Care Moore for the Release of Her Debut Album




Multi-Talented Artist jessica Care Moore Set to Release Her First Album October 2nd on Javotti Media Featuring Talib Kweli, Roy Ayers, Jose James and Ursula Rucker


(Detroit, MI) After 20 years of performing and working with music, poet, author, and producer jessica Care moore will release her debut album, Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James, October 2nd on Talib Kweli’s Javotti Media in partnership with her company, Words on Wax. Black Tea is produced by jessica Care moore and pianist Jon Dixon and features the legendary Roy Ayers, jazz vocalist Jose James, fellow poet Ursula Rucker as well as hip-hop artists Talib Kweli and One Belo.

Black Tea features 12 tracks and three bonus songs. The second single, “This is a Bus with Wings” was released last month with a video premiere on Ebony.com. Reflective of jessica’s multi-genre style, the album features a fusion of jazz, hip-hop, and poetry. Very rooted in jessica’s experiences in Detroit and New York, the album was recorded at Submerge, housed in Detroit’s techno museum.

“It’s jazz and it’s electric. It’s about people feeling what I am talking about,” says jessica of the forthcoming album. “This work is my heart. Every line is on purpose.”

Previous to Black Tea jessica has been featured on Nas’ Nastrodamus album and more recently on Talib Kweli’s Attack the Block mixtape. She has long fused music, poetry, rock, jazz and theatre creating original works such as her experimental techno ballet, “Salt City: An Afrofuturistic Choreopoem” which premiered at Spelman College earlier this year.

“I am excited to be able to work with jessica Care moore on her first album,” says Talib Kweli. “She has not just been one of my best friends for years; she’s been a friend to passionate artists worldwide. Her independent spirit, Detroit badassness and use of words are inspirational. She speaks to us and for us.”

Born in Detroit, jessica Care moore first came to national prominence when she won the legendary televised, Showtime at the Apollo Amateur Night competition a record breaking five times in a row, with then host Steve Harvey. She has since performed around the world and worked with luminaries such as Sonia Sanchez, Patti Labelle, Nikki Giovanni, and Stephanie Mills. Her self owned publishing company Moore Black Press she has published books for Saul Williams, Ras Baraka, Danny Simmons, and asha bandele. Her multidisciplinary artist projects have been featured exhibits at the American Jazz Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum.

Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James is currently available for pre-order on KweliClub.com. The album will officially release Friday, October 2nd across digital platforms. The first two singles, “You Want Poems” and “This is a Bus with Wings” are available on Soundcloud and Youtube.

Upcoming Performances:

Oct. 3rd: Cambridge, MA- With Talib Kweli

The Middle East Downstairs 472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA

Oct. 8th: Detroit, MI- Black Tea Release Party

Jazz Café at Music Hall 350 Madison Detroit, MI



“You Want Poems” ft. Jose James & Roy Ayers:

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“This is a Bus Wings”:

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BLACK TEA: The Legend of Jessi James Track Listing

  1. Intro to Jessi James – Prod. by Jessica Care Moore
  2. Walking Up 158th St (ft. Alicia Renee aka Blue Eyes)- Prod. by Jon Dixon
  3. Pieces (ft. Ideeyah) –Prod. by Jon Dixon
  4. Deep Breath (ft. One Belo)- Prod. by Jon Dixon
  5. You Want Poems (ft. Jose James and Roy Ayers) – Prod. by Jon Dixon
  6. Poem Before The End Of The World (ft. Alicia Renee aka Blue Eyes)- Prod. by Kenny Watson
  7. It Ain’t Like We Don’t (ft. Paris James)–Prod. by Paris James
  8. I Catch The Rain (ft. ursula rucker and Imani Uzuri)-Prod. by Sean Blackman
  9. Wild Irish Rose (ft. Ideeyah)-Prod. by Jessica Care Moore
  10. Catch Me If You Can (ft. Talib Kweli)-Prod. by Brady Watt and Decap
  11. Balance (ft. Ideeyah) –Prod. by Jon Dixon
  12. This Is A Bus With Wings – Prod. by Jon Dixon

Bonus Tracks

Smoke (ft Stevie Soul) – Prod. by Jessica Care Moore

Jessica In Summer –Prod. by Paris Toon & Mothers Favorite Child

The Legend of Jessi James (ft. Wordsworth) – Prod. by Russell Gunn

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About jessica Care moore

jessica Care moore is an internationally renowned poet and multidisciplinary artist. An activist, entrepreneur, and institution builder, jessica is the CEO of Moore Black Press, executive producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation. Her poetry has been heard on stages around the world, including, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the London Institute of Contemporary Arts. She is the 2013 Alain Locke Award Recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts. She is the author of 5 books and has been featured in numerous anthologies alongside literary greats such as Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Octavia Butler and Maya Angelou.


Soul Circle Radio Presents Asya Shein (Fusicology 10 Year Eclectic Mix & Interview)

A fantastic show from 9/26/13 with special guest, Asya Shein (‎Founder & Publisher at Fusicology.com). It was Asya’s first time on the show and first time djing live! She brought some eclectic selections which were indeed really fresh! A huge thank you & congrats to Asya & Fusicology for putting it down for 10 years!

Fusicology 10 Year Eclectic Mix

Chez Damier and Ron Trent “The Choice” – KMS (1993) [Chicago]

Ten City “Suspicious” remixed by Joe Claussell – Ibadan (2000) [NYC]

Bah Samba “Black Blood” Toca Beats Version – Estereo (2002) [UK]

Other Worlds “Thieves Of Time” The Best Suite – Other Worlds (2005) [UK]

The Alamgamation Of Soundz “Kayvan’s Paper” – Alamgamation Of Soundz (1998) [UK]

Soul Live ft. Talib Kweli “Bridge To ‘Bama” – Blue Note (2002) [NYC]

Kerri Chandler & Jerome Sydenham “Atmospheric Beats” – Ibadan (1999) [NYC]

1050 East and Alma Horton “Count on Me” – Diaspora Recordings (2001) [LA]

Lonesome Echo Production – Spirit Of Drums (Sumo Remixes feat. Mutabaruka – Mr. Bongo (2003) DisOrient [UK]

Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodyman ft José James “Desire & Love” – KDJ Records (2008) [Detroit]


Celebrating 10 Years as the Source for Progressive Music & Culture

Defining the Soul Diaspora since 2003


Broadcast & recorded live at The Artform Studio
Every Sat 12-2p pst Live worldwide on www.soulcircleradio.com
Hosted By Mza & Ebo









SMR – Fusicology Independence Free Ur Soul Mix

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The Ingredients

Loose Ends- Hangin On A String (Shane Blitz Re-Touch)

The Machine- Pyramids Of Mars (Joe Claussell Re- Interpretation)

The X-tra’s- Haven’t Been Funked Enough

Dj Oji ft. Carolyn Victorian- Intoxicated (Dj Pope Vocal)

Camille Veronica- Lovewants (Dj Punch Baby Powder Mix)

Lemon n Herb- Velani (Soulful Remix)

Pablo Fierro- Sahara (Original Mix)

Mr. Fingers ft. Robert Owens- Bring Down The Walls

Miguel- All I Want Is You (Iron Man Edit)

Gregory Porter- 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub)

Kuniyuki- Set Me Free

Peven Everett- Taking Me Back

Aphrodisiax ft. Sabrina Chyld- Free (Ron Trent Remix)

Manoo- Kromosome X

Telepopmusik- Love Can Damage Your Health (Abicah Soul & DF Remix)

Joy Jones- Over (Josh Milan Vocal)

Distant People ft. Stephanie Cooke- Send Me (Reelsoul Full Length Mix)

Pablo Fierro- Djambo (Jose Marquez Remix)

Chi Profess ft. Kwi B.- We Are Black Love (Love Vocal Mix)

Djeff ft. Leslie Kissumuna- Make Me Stronger (Teddy Douglas Vocal)

Blaze- Lovelee Dae

Mmelashon- Let Love Shine (Myles Bigelow Deep Culture Mix)

Raffa Scoccia ft. Cato- Honey Dip

Regisford & Harris- The Astral Project

Ralf Gum & Monique Bingham- Little W. 12th St. (Dj Spinna Galactic Soul Mix)

Rafael Yapudijan ft. Tasita D’Mour- Justify My Love

Rescue Poetix- They Bang (Bang The Drum Full Vox)

Dennis Ferrer ft. Mia Tuttavilla- Touched The Sky

Fish Go Deep ft. Tracey K.- The Cure & The Cause (Dennis Ferrer Remix)

Stephanie Cooke- Rain (Dennis Ferrer Rainforest Mix)

Dj Roland Clark- I Love A Black Woman (BTD Remix)

Jose James- Desire (Moodyman Remix)

Dennis Ferrer- Destination

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No Beginning No End is a seamless musical experience that moves between different styles with remarkable fluidity, bound together by James’ transcendent voice. Conceived, recorded and produced independently, the album is James’ most personal statement yet and boasts collaborators including noted producer/bassist Pino Palladino; pianist/composer Robert Glasper; R&B singer/songwriter/guitarist Emily King; international French-Moroccan singing star Hindi Zahra; and the Thelonious Monk Competition winner pianist Kris Bowers.

No Beginning No End sums up how I feel about music right now,” says James. “I don’t want to be confined to any particular style. I decided I didn’t want to be considered a jazz singer anymore and that was really freeing. Once I realized that jazz singing is just something that I do and it’s just a label, it freed me as an artist to just write without any boundaries.”

The Minneapolis-born, Brooklyn-based James is a musical omnivore whose career path has steadfastly followed its own rhyme and reason. He is an artist that resists being pigeonholed, equally at ease on stage with a jazz legend like McCoy Tyner as he is in the studio with electronica pioneer Flying Lotus. Interview Magazine recently named José one of their 13 Faces of 2013, declaring him “The New Jazz Man” and praising his efforts to reconnect hip hop with jazz.

Following his breakout national TV debut on Conan, José brought “Trouble” to the set of the Late Show with David Letterman. “Trouble” is the lead single from José’s stunning Blue Note debut No Beginning No End, which NPR Music premiered as part of their First Listen series.

The influential Los Angeles radio station KCRW has also posted José’s performance of “Trouble” from their Berkeley Street Sessions as a teaser for the full concert that they recorded at Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio last month. The session will air January 24 on Morning Becomes Eclectic. The Los Angeles Times was at the taping and called it “one of L.A.’s best concerts of the year,” adding that No Beginning No End is “a palette-stretching career high-water mark for the singer-songwriter.”

The Times went on to call James a “genre hybridist who claims both b-boys and jazz purists in his fan base,” and raved that the show was “a powerful reminder of the power – artistic and spiritual – of music that is not canned, that is not rigidly programmed to merely re-create studio sounds… the elder statesman gravitas of his voice, coupled with his amiable ’round-the-way demeanor make him a winningly singular presence in contemporary American music. Not just singular, but magnetic.”

Following the release of No Beginning No End, José will kick off a short U.S. tour January 23 in New York City with an album release show at the Highline Ballroom. Other stops along the first leg will include Washington DC, Boston, Chicago and Minneapolis. After a month-long tour in Asia and Australia throughout February, James will be returning to the U.S. in March for a run of West Coast dates that includes San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, and a Los Angeles show at The Del Monte Speakeasy on March 12.



2. SWORD + GUN feat. Hindi Zahra




6. HEAVEN ON THE GROUND feat Emily King






No Beginning No End on iTunes


Jan. 23 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

Jan. 24 – Howard Theatre – Washington DC

Jan. 26 – Scullers – Boston, MA

Jan. 29 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN

Jan. 30 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

Feb. 10-Mar. 6 – Asia & Australia Tour

Mar. 8 – San Jose Jazz WinterFest – San Jose, CA

Mar. 9 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA

Mar. 10 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

Mar. 12 – The Del Monte Speakeasy – Los Angeles, CA

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Fusicology Top Releases of 2010

Fusicology Intro | Dela – Tribute
Bilal – All Mater – 5:20
Zo! – Greatest Weapon of All Time f/Sy Smith – 5:16
Jose James – Warrior – 5:55
Nicolay – Satellite
Peven Everett – Inspiration – 7:01
Alton Miller & Amp Fiddler – When The Morning Comes (Boddhi Satva Ancestral Mix) 7:30
Black Coffee f/Bucie – Superman – 7:14
Blue Six – C’mon – 4:19
Return of the Carribean Cowboy – Nicky Lars
Dam – Funk – Hood Pass Intact – 5:01
Nas & Damian Jr. Gong Marley – Patience – 5:45
Kanye West – Runaway – 5:15
Black Milk – Deadly Meadly f/Royce Da 5’9 & Elzhi 3:43
Dela – Can It B So Simple
Jamiroquai – White Knuckle Ride – 3:35
Erykah Badu – Window Seat 4:50
Janelle Monae – Cold War 3:24
Yahzarah – Why Dontcha Call Me No More 4:16
The Foreign Exchange – All Roads – 3:47
Fusicology Outro | Ta-ku – Where Are You (Tribute: Dilla)

Special thanks to the following for providing dope instrumentals:

Nicolay – Satellite from City Lights Vol. 2
Dela – Tribute | Can It B So Simple
Nicky Lars – Return of the Caribbean Cowboy
Ta-ku – Where Are You (Tribute: Dilla)

Introducing Fusicology Radio Episode 1 Featuring Aaron Byrd

We are excited to launch our very own series of podcasts as Fusicology Radio. The inaugural podcast features Aaron Byrd of KCRW in L.A. Listed below are the tracks for the podcast. If you would like to submit your own, please check our podcast submission page for more details.

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1) Sade “Morning Bird”
Soldier of Love (Sony)

2) Szjerdene “Safe”
Collage: The Demo (Tailwork)

3) Quadron “Average Fruit”
Quadron (Plug Research)

4) DJ Center “Leave the City Outside” feat. Oddisee
Everything In Time (Push the Fader)

5) flako “04500″ feat. Amenta

6) Brittany Bosco “Lovethang”
Spectrum 2.0 (Big Up Music)

7) Sonnymoon “Nursery Boys”
Golden Age (Self Release)

8 ) New Look “Everything”
How’s My Hair? E.P. (White Label)

9) Nneka “Showin’ Live”
Concrete Jungle (Decon)

10) Gil Scott-Heron “Your Soul & Me”
I’m New Here (XL)

11) Jose James “Made for Love”
Blackmagic (Brownswood Recordings)

12) Theophilus London “No Sunshine”
This Charming Mixtape (White Label)

13) Theophilus London “Aqua Militia”
This Charming Mixtape (White Label)

14)Afefe Iku “Manda Island” feat. Boddhi Satva
Mirror Dance E.P. (Yoruba U.K.)

15) Little Dragon “Blinking Pigs” (1-O.A.K. ‘God Made Me Funky’ Remix) Promo