About BILLY VALENTINE & THE UNIVERSAL TRUTH
Billy Valentine is one half of the Valentine Brothers (of ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’ fame).
Billy Valentine and the Universal Truth is the first album on the newly relaunched Flying Dutchmanlabel (in collaboration with Acid Jazz Records).
The album sees Billy alongside a stellar cast of musicians, including Larry Goldings, Jeff Parker, Pino Paladino, James Gadson, Linda May Oh, Alex Acuña, Amber Navram from Moonchild and Blue Noterecording artists Joel Ross and Immanuel Wilkins. They re-cast a series of important songs from the African-American songbook in a unique and inimitable style, profoundly influenced by the events that were going on around them throughout 2020 to 2022, when the album was recorded at the historic EastWest Studios in LA. The works of Curtis Mayfield and Gil Scott-Heron are joined by those of Pharaoh Sanders, Prince, Stevie Wonder, War and Eddie Kendricks.
The Forge are thrilled to announce the debut European concerts for Billy Valentine and the Universal Truth.