"His tunes place urgency and nostalgia in contact, as if they were two equally valid strands of idealism"
- THE NEW YORK TIMES
"…funk, soul, rock, jazz and gospel. The energy is overwhelming" - THE LOS ANGELES TIMES"
"A fanfare fit for royalty" - THE FADER
"Mosley leads the troupe on a funk, rock and jazz excursion marked by his honest and emotive vocals and deeply metaphorical lyrics" - ROLLING STONE
Mosley's debut solo album UPRISING features his genre-defying and otherworldly core six-piece band The West Coast Get Down collective, and is available on Verve digitally NOW. The album will be available on CD on May 19th and on vinyl July 14th. Released on April 7th UPRISING has garnered praise from critics and fans alike. Entertainment Weekly called UPRISINGone of "13 new releases you need to hear now," while the first single "Abraham" was named one of NPR's ‘Top 100 songs of 2016."
Having debuted at #4 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart and also reaching #2 on the iTunes Jazz Album Chart, UPRISING showcases the dynamic range of genres and expression that encapsulates Mosley's magnetic force that defies categorization.
Miles Mosley has recorded, toured and collaborated with artists including Andra Day, Jason Mraz, Chris Cornell, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and Avenged Sevenfold. He co-produced, composed, arranged and performed on actor Terrence Howard's debut CD ‘Shine Through It'. He appeared on the Grammy Awards telecast with the Gnarls Barkley Orchestra, at the Greek Theater with Jeff Beck, at the Staples Center with Rihanna, and headlined his own project at The Alex Theatre with the Glendale Pops Orchestra. He accompanied singer Jonathan Davis of rock group Korn through North America and Europe, where he pulled double duty as the opening performer and as Davis' solo band bassist. He recorded three tracks on Kendrick Lamar's Grammy-winning album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly'; and is the upright bass player for long-time band-mate and West Coast Get Down member, Kamasi Washington's ‘The Epic' triple CD release; named one of Rolling Stone's and Pitchfork's "best albums of 2015".
In addition to performing and producing, Mosley is an accomplished composer, scoring for Film, TV and Video Games. His original composition was featured on Disney's "The Muppets" movie trailer, and was listed as one of MTV's Top 10 trailers of 2012, received a Golden Trailer Nomination for Best Music and a Key Art Award win for Best Music. Mosley's score for Island Creek Picture's (no dialogue) short "Me and Her" was an official entry for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. He was commissioned to compose for the Elisa Monte Dance Company (NY) and recently completed the original score for "Halfway", an upcoming feature film starring Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side).