D'Angelo has just announced he'll be releasing an archival live album called Live at the Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show originally recorded on September 14th, 1995 at The Jazz Café in London. This is an expanded re-release of his 1996 album Live At The Jazz Café, London which only saw limited release in Japan. The Jazz Café is a club with capacity of 420, which opened in 1990 and is still in business today.
The first song we're getting from the album is this cover of Al Green's "I'm Glad You're Mine," which you can hear above via SoundCloud. It's extremely funky, with touches of jazz and soul. The 6+ minute track also features a sizzling guitar solo by Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) that includes the riff from Jimi Hendrix's "Who Knows?" In the liner notes, D'Angelo says:
"My root is gospel, and I grew up listening to Prince and hip-hop on the radio. Jazz came much later. I am like a music historian, and just listen to old music whenever I have time, like vintage jazz. I think that’s where my jazziness is coming from. I love jazz."
Live at the Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show is set for official release on March 25th of 2014. You can pre-order on Amazon.
Live at the Jazz Café, London: The Complete Show Tracklist
2. "Fencewalk" (Mandrill cover)
3. "Sweet Sticky Thing" (Ohio Players cover)
4. "Jonz in My Bones"
5. "Me and Those Dreamin’ Eyes of Mine"
6. "Sh*t, Damn, Motherf*cker"
7. "Cruisin’" (Smokey Robinson cover)
8. "I’m Glad You’re Mine" (Al Green cover)
11. "Can’t Hide Love"
12. "Brown Sugar"
* previously unreleased