Patti LaBelle to release first-ever jazz album, “Bel Hommage,” in May

Sony Red/GPE RecordsPatti LaBelle will release her first studio album in more than eight years, Bel Hommage [belle oh-MAHJ], on May 5. The record marks the soul/R&B legend’s first foray into jazz, and features 13 of her favorite standards, including “The Jazz in You,” “Moody’s Mood for Love” and “Softly as I Leave You.”

“I’ve been saying for years that I was going to record a jazz album, but I hadn’t taken that leap of faith to try something different,” says Patti. “Now I’m so happy that I did because I really love all of …read more