September 8, 2023

Together is a 10-track project that collates and celebrates the multifaceted layers of Carlos Simon's personality, upbringing, and musical understanding, featuring original compositions, improvisations, and arrangements. The album features performances from Carlos as well as some of his closest friends and collaborators, highlighting the joy of shared music-making. Together was released on September 8, 2023 on Decca Classics.

About the Album

In the creation of Together, Carlos Simon took the opportunity to collaborate with other talented friends and musicians in the wake of the pandemic to make exquisite, soul-satisfying music with a message. The album collates and celebrates the multifaceted layers of Carlos’ personality, upbringing, and musical understanding, with a creative process that strikes the balance of original compositions, improvisations, and carefully crafted arrangements. Together was released on Decca Classics worldwide on September 8, 2023

In addition to performing on a number of tracks, Carlos has enlisted violinist and fellow Decca recording artist Randall Goosby, two-times GRAMMY Award-winning mezzo J’Nai Bridges (“the ‘Beyoncé of opera” - BET), acclaimed GRAMMY Award-winning baritone Will Liverman and GRAMMY-nominated rising star cellist Seth Parker Woods. The album also features contributions from the Carlos Simon Collective, a group that Simon founded and conducted.  

Carlos describes the album as “a record that is truly representative of my musical life right now, one of collaboration, improvisation and pure music-making.”  

This is his second album on Decca, following on from the GRAMMY-nominated album Requiem for the Enslaved, which was released in June 2022.  


  1. Prayer "Gather Up" with J’Nai Bridges
  2. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
  3. Amazing Grace with Randall Goosby
  4. Near the Cross with J’Nai Bridges
  5. Loop
  6. Memory of Summer
  7. Settle (part III from Warmth from Other Suns)
  8. Angels in Heaven with Will Liverman
  9. Traveling Song
  10. Between Worlds with Seth Parker Woods
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