Miles Mosley

The word “uprising” is often used in moments in which a group of people witness their strength in numbers and band together to seize an opportunity. This embodies the time we are currently living in, where people all over the world in art and politics are recognizing their own power in numbers. It is prophetic as it deals with the different tenants of survival within a world of mystery and ambivalence. From brotherly love to the dangers of good intentions, these are all universal occurrences to which we all seek advice.

This decree will further unfold on January 27, 2017 with the trailblazing release from Los Angeles’ upright bass virtuoso, vocalist, composer and bandleader Miles Mosley. UPRISING encapsulates the dynamic range of genres and expression that this magnetic force has presented on stages across the globe alongside saxophone giant Kamasi Washington and their cohorts in the West Coast Get Down.

Partnering with Alpha Pup Records’ imprint World Galaxy for the release, the album was co-produced by drummer/engineer Tony Austin and their longtime manager Barbara Sealy. Mosley showcases his skills as a truly one-of-a-kind force on his custom built upright bass, manipulating its voice into a weapon of soulful emotion, aggression and revolutionary sound. The genre-defying and otherworldly core six-piece band consists of the best musicians taking over the scene today—including saxophonist Kamasi Washington, trombonist Ryan Porter, keyboardist Brandon Coleman, pianist Cameron Graves, and drummer Tony Austin. On UPRISING they are joined by trumpeter Dontae Winslow and the late saxophonist Zane Musa along with a full orchestra and choir.

The members all hail from Los Angeles as a family of musicians that Mosley helped bring together during their formative years, and have imprinted their stamp on the world unlike any other musical collective in recent times.

As the co-founder and voice of the West Coast Get Down, Mosley combines his deep love of songwriting with his innovative, mind-bending, effects-laced upright bass on UPRISING. The album is his personalized take on the journey of his life and that of his musical family. It stands as a statement of deep conviction and technical prowess, following the influences of legends such as Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix.

“It seems fitting that this new attention to our sound, and the impact that we are capable of making across genres feels like our own uprising. This is my piece of our story,” says Mosley.

As the story of UPRISING unfolds, the world will see the journey and influence of the West Coast Get Down through their collective mission: to defy genre and combine musical influence to make jazz dangerous and exciting again, while paying tribute to the legends before them. Following the critically acclaimed release of the album’s first single, “Abraham,” the follow-up single from UPRISING will be released on September 16th; its title, “Young Lion,” brings just that in the form of an introduction to equal parts vocal soul and instrument mastery.

“I wanted to create a work that was natural and intimate, but still maintained a sense of grandeur. As if you were best friends with a giant,” Mosley explains. “The West Coast Get Down, the strings, the choir. All of these elements together create something with memorable melodies and a message to the people that we are here for them. We are and want to be the loudspeaker for their hearts.”

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Date Artist Venue
March 31, 2017 Miles Mosley
Sage Gateshead
St. Mary\'s Square, Gateshead Quay
Gateshead, England NE8 2JR
United Kingdom
April 3, 2017 Miles Mosley
Bi Nuu
U-Bahnhof Schlesisches Tor
, Berlin 10997
April 4, 2017 Miles Mosley
Rue Royale 236, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
, Brussles
April 5, 2017 Miles Mosley
Cully Jazz Festival
Place de l\'Hotel-de-Ville 2
, CH-1096 Cully CP 138
April 8, 2017 Miles Mosley
Transition Festival 2017
, Utrecht
April 22, 2017 Miles Mosley
Henderson Pavillion
200 S Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, Nevada 89012
May 18, 2017 Miles Mosley
Colectivo Coffee - Prospect Cafe
2211 N. Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
May 19, 2017 Miles Mosley
The Frequency
121 W. Main St.
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
May 20, 2017 Miles Mosley
Schubas Tavern
3159 N. Southport Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60657
May 22, 2017 Miles Mosley
Adelaide Hall
250 Adelaide St. W
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1X6
May 25, 2017 Miles Mosley
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, Massachussetts 02134
May 26, 2017 Miles Mosley
Rough Trade
64 N 9th St.
Brooklyn, New York 11249
May 27, 2017 Miles Mosley
2477 18th St NW
Washington , DC 20009
May 28, 2017 Miles Mosley
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19104
June 28, 2017 Miles Mosley
The Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway
Camden Town, London NW1 7PG
United Kingdom
June 30, 2017 Miles Mosley
Band on the Wall
25 Swan St.
The Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ
United Kingdom

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