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Bruce Hornsby has put the finishing touches on his soundtrack to the Spike Lee film Red Hook Summer, which will be released in New York City August 10 and nationally on August 24th. The self-produced soundtrack consists of Hornsby's distinctively evocative original instrumental solo piano compositions with two vocal tracks also included.
Through a partnership with 429 Records, Hornsby's album is available now on iTunes, followed by a wide digital release on August 7th. 429 Records will release a CD version on August 28th.
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Red Hook Summer, Hornsby's second project for 429 Records, follows up 2011's Bride of the Noisemaker-a 2CD collection of 25 handpicked songs recorded live on tour in various venues between 2007 and 2009. The American singer, pianist, accordion player and songwriter has nurtured a highly respected repertoire, drawing freely from the musical worlds of classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, rock and blues. This diversity is reflected in his songwriting and the seamless improvisations of his creative live performances.
Red Hook Summer is a film written and directed by Spike Lee. The film will be released on August 10th by 40 Acres and a Mule. The story is centered on Flik Royale, a thirteen year old boy from Atlanta who is sent to live with his preacher grandfather, Da Good Bishop Enoch Rouse. Spike Lee will reprise his role as Mookie, the main character from his 1989 film "Do the Right Thing."
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
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