►Beyonce acquired a
license from Bland in late 2007, to sample his ¡°Skunk Juice¡± for
her recording ¡°Creole¡± on Sony Records. ¡°Skunk Juice¡± was written in
performed by the Pazant Brothers and released on RCA Records
the same year.
►Atari Video Games
acquired a license from Bland in late 2007, to sample his
Nitty¡± for use in their video game, TEST DRIVE UNLIMITED.
Nitty¡± was written in 1969, performed by the Pazant Brothers and
by GWP Records the same year.
Press released its five volume anthology ¡°Piano Music of the
Diaspora¡± in May and October of 2008. Volume three contains Bland¡¯s
¡°Cell Fone Blues.¡± Volume five contains Bland¡¯s, ¡°Zone Blue.¡±
►The Pazant Brothers
and the Dapkings recorded Bland¡¯s funk piece ¡±Slam Dunk¡±
2008, for Daptone Records. The artists will record the flip side of
Dunk,¡± ¡°Skunk Holler Blues¡± another Bland composition in
his 51 minute Dance Suite for Virtual Percussion Ensemble,
working title ¡°Penderecki
Funk.¡± In June 2008.
Washington on his CD ¡°Legacy¡± Troy 1038 recorded three
of Ed Bland¡¯s
- One On One Bassoon/Clarinet Duet
One On One Bassoon/Virtual Percussion
The CD was released August 1, 2008.
►Judith Olson, pianist of New York City,
currently preparing to record eleven
of Bland's " Urban Counterpoint¡± piano works, for Cambria Master Recordings, in late
2013, early 2014.
working on a piece for Piano and Virtual Percussion Ensemble
approximately 15 minutes duration.