On March 19, 2021.

On March 19, 2021, “Verve” label released “We Are”, the eighth Jon Batiste album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, and was produced by Kizzo, Jon Batiste and David Pimentel.

Personnel:

  • Jon Batiste – vocals, Fender jazz bass, keyboards, mellotron, Moog bass, piano, strings, theremin
  • David Gauthier – vocals
  • Braedon Gautier – vocals
  • Gospel Soul Children – vocals
  • Tori Kelly – vocals
  • Zadie Smith – vocals
  • PJ Morton – vocals
  • Emily King – vocals
  • Autumn Rowe – vocals
  • Mavis Staples – spoken word
  • Robert Randolph – pedal steel guitar
  • Steve McEwan – acoustic guitar
  • Louis Cato – guitar
  • Joe Saylor – tambourine
  • Cory Wong – guitar
  • Sam Yahel – organ
  • Craig Adams – organ, conductor
  • Endea Owens – double bass
  • Steve Jordan – drums
  • David Pimentel – drums, recording
  • Nate Smith – drums
  • St. Augustine High School Marching 100 – brass band
  • Hot 8 Brass Band – brass band
  • Trombone Shorty – trombone
  • Michelle Ross – violin
  • Russell Elevado – recording
  • Misha Kachkachishvili – recording
  • Kizzo – recording
  • Alex Williams – recording
  • Marc Whitmore – recording, mixing
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Ricky Reed – mixing
  • Michelle Mancini – mastering
  • Karla Cordova – album art
  • Suleika Jaouad – photography
  • Quincy Jones – liner notes
  • Ryan Lynn – co executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Batiste, except where noted.

  1. We Are – Jon Batiste, Kizzo, Autumn Rowe
  2. Tell the Truth
  3. Cry – Jon Batiste, Steve McEwan
  4. I Need You – Jon Batiste, Autumn Rowe
  5. Whatchutatalkinbout
  6. Boy Hood – Troy Andrews, Jon Batiste, Sunny Levine, PJ Morton, Jahaan Sweet
  7. Maovement 11
  8. Adulthood
  9. Mavis – Mavis Staple
  10. Freedom – Jon Batiste, Autumn Rowe, Andrae A;expander
  11. Show Me the Way
  12. Sing – Jon Batiste, Zach Cooper, Vic Dimotsis, Eric Frederic, Autumn Rowe
  13. Until

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