Despite not being known as a mecca for soul and funk, Timmion has quietly released some of the most glowing records out of Finland, artfully honed and respectfully crafted to the originators that came before.
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.
The Californian singer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, as well as leader of the Monophonics, has released his first solo album, The Tales People Tell, completing the loop of a beautiful family story.
Since he discovered the blues in Germany in the late 1970s, Big Daddy Wilson has never been the same. Renowned as well as uncomfortable in public, the American has since become an intriguing bluesman, an artist who has spent a long time telling his deep stories in Europe before seeking to reclaim his native land. His latest album, Deep In My Soul, recorded between Memphis and Alabama, testifies to this brilliantly. Qwest TV met with him to hear more.
For Fragments du Monde Flottant (Fragments of the Floating World), Devendra Banhart offers a compilation of twelve unreleased demos by the likes of Arthur Russell, Nils Frahm, Rodrigo Amaranth and Vashti Bunyan. With the support of the Swiss label Bongo Joe (Altin Gün, Begayer, Hypercult … ), Devendra Banhart undertakes a playful curator's role for an anthology that is as elevated and intimate as his folk beginnings. From Los Angeles, he answers Qwest TV’s questions.
Qwest TV had the chance to catch up with Bill Frisell on the eve of his residency at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. He spoke to us about the beauty of his collaborations, the difference between being band-leader and band-member, and about his non-stop New York life.
Every week, Qwest TV revisits an album that has become a classic. Released in January 1965, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme is one of the most powerful albums jazz has ever seen.
This new album by the Nubiyan Twist collective offers a feverish immersion into South East London party culture, an urban jungle where Neo-soul, ethio-jazz, afrobeat and acid-jazz interlace, welding in constantly surprising ways.