The Texan defends his new album, Somebody Save Me, by asserting that he is a singer, and only a singer, because: that's how stories are told.
There’s no keeping Joe Lovano idle on the recording front. After nearly three decades as the preeminent star on Blue Note Records, the tenor saxophonist has found a new home at ECM Records as a leader with Trio Tapestry, a sensitively lyrical interplay with pianist Marilyn Crispell and his longtime colleague drummer Carmen Castaldi.
Take a tour of music history by way of Quincy Jones' golden-selling record collection. The inimitable Q himself takes us through some of the records of which he is the most proud, and shares an anecdote or two about how they came to be. This trip down memory lane is like walking through a hall of fame.
Discreetly or a solo role, the pathways of the berimbau cross continents, practices and traditions, between the sacred and the profane. From Miles Davis to Danyèl Waro, from Simon Winsé's musical mouth bow to Hermeto Pascoal's musique concrète, the berimbau sometimes drifts where it is not expected to, into realms of experimentation and proud resistance... Here is Qwest TV's overview.
Releasing a new album after eight years of silence, Amon Tobin is going analog, looking for spontaneity and accepting imperfections while remaining pernickety about nuances and sound quality.
We are delighted to have Lee Fields as Qwest TV's guest of the month for April. On the back of his new album, It Rains Love, he sat down with us for perhaps his most open interview to date.