In talking to Qwest TV, Carla Bley laughs a lot as she sifts through some of her significant historical moments of melody-making and free improvisations and even dredges up a memory that she has never talked about before.
Quest digs deep into hiding places, a compelling hip-hop opus crafted by Brooklyn rapper billy woods and LA beat scene staple Kenny Segal…
Pi Recordings celebrates releases the 50th anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago by releasing the double album We Are on The Edge!
On Finding Gabriel (Nonesuch), which dropped in May, Mehldau, who turns forty-nine in August, eschews the acoustic landscape and the written word for musical ruminations on Old Testament prophecy and wisdom.
Casual behaviour and outrageous comments quickly gave Tyler Okonma a certain notoriety. Recently endorsed by the musical intelligentsia after Flower Boy and a Grammy nod, the Californian is now abandoning his punk attitude and following in the footsteps of his mentors, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. His sixth project, IGOR, confirms both his musical and emotional sensitivity.
With the release of his album Star People Nation on May 17, American trumpeter Theo Croker spoke to us about his unexpected collaboration with Roy Hargrove, his grandfather – the trumpeter Doc Cheatham – and the lessons he received by telephone from Wynton Marsalis, Clarke Terry, Al Grey and Baden Powell ...
While living in Paris, the legendary talent scout/record exec, John Hammond, connected me with Stanley Chase, the producer of a Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer show that was slated to open in Utrecht, called “Free & Easy”. I was asked to assemble a dream big band, take them to Europe for rehearsals, and then take it to Broadway.