JULIUS RODRIGUEZ, MULTI-TALENTED PIANIST/DRUMMER/PRODUCER, ANNOUNCES MAJOR LABEL DEBUT ALBUM
LET SOUND TELL ALL // SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 10 ON VERVE RECORDS
March 18, 2022 – Julius Rodriguez, multi-talented pianist/drummer/producer, today announces the release of his debut album Let Sound Tell All set for release June 10 via Verve Records. Stunning jazz elders and pop and indie peers alike with his technical wizardry, Yoda-like understanding of complex melody, and George Martin-inspired production feats, Rodriguez commands attention for his reverence for sound - however anyone decides to classify it. An exclusive translucent LP as well as standard versions of the LP/CD will be available at the Verve Records Center Stage store.
Today, he releases his first single “Gift Of The Moon,” a psychedelic number layered with trumpet and high-level production that nods to Roy Hargrove and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Premiered today with The Fader , they describe the new single as "a cosmic jazz saga that starts with a mesmeric two-chord cadence and expands into something colossal yet sleek and reserved."
On his debut album Let Sound Tell All, 23 year old musician Julius Rodriguez stirs a cauldron of gospel, jazz, classical, R&B, hip-hop, experimentation, production and sheer technical wizardry to create a stunning debut that commands attention. As an 11 year old kid, Rodriguez honed his jazz chops at Smalls Jazz Club, wowing audiences with his rendition of his favorite Ellington tune “Take the A Train.” Fast forward to 2018 when he dropped out of Juilliard, shimmying off the rigid curriculum to tour with A$AP Rocky. Now, in 2022, Rodriguez is on the cusp of a stellar release that weaves his life and influences - from Monk, Coltrane, Solange, James Blake, Sampha and more. This music is as much at home in Smalls Jazz Club as it is at Gov Ball.
Call him Gen-Z jazz, but when you hear Julius Rodriguez play “the music,” as he calls it, it’s a modern Sound, as fluent in history as it is aware of its contemporary context. His music dares to imagine a future of new standards and musical trailblazing. This vanguard was raised in an atmosphere where pop and hip-hop and dance influenced their approaches to melody and harmony and rhythm, so of course it is part of their improvisational DNA. And that’s what Julius Rodriguez’s Sound tells to whoever will choose to listen.