The French pianist co-produced three songs from When I Get Home, the magnificent album that Solange has just released. He describes how this sophisticated R&B was created by a handful of musicians jamming in a lavish house overlooking Los Angeles.
Originally from Nancy (France), the nineteen-year-old Berklee student and keyboard virtuoso has already won over Louis Cole and Thundercat. Teamed up with drummer J.D. Beck, DOMi is working on her first album, which is being pursued by the labels Brainfeeder and Stones Throw. The future belongs to her.
Wadada Leo Smith salutes Civil Rights hero Rosa Parks, questions the word improvisation in jazz, and discusses bad soup.
The longtime rising star of the drums in critics' polls has become a bona fide, go-to drum maestro who’s in the midst of a creative bonanza of music. The leader of her adventurous ten-year-old ensemble, Boom Tic Boom, Allison Miller doesn’t flinch at the assessment. “We’re jazz people,” she says. “We’re in the moment.”
In Pakistan, a whole civilization is singing the songs of Ustad Saami, celebrating peace and diversity through God Is Not A Terrorist. Recorded at night on a rooftop in Karachi, this album, the first of its kind, is the product of a collaboration between Saami and the American producer Ian Brennan.
Some Rap Songs is a hip-hop requiem. The 15 songs that make up Los Angeles-based MC and producer Earl Sweatshirt’s third solo album run for just over 20 minutes, but they resonate like a successor to J Dilla's Donuts in their emotional resonance and hauntingly fragmented form.