The spiritual jazz singer reflects on his relationship with Kamasi Washington, working with J Dilla, and how Horace Tapscott shaped his career.
Qwest TV spoke to Finnish singer Bobby Oroza about creating raw soul music, learning life lessons in Cuba, and being sampled by Earl Sweatshirt.
Jazz is experiencing a rich renaissance right now. Headed up by artists and bandleaders that include the saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, the drummer and producer Makaya McCraven, and tuba maestro Theon Cross, this new wave of talent has reinvigorated the genre. But listeners with keen ears will have also picked up on the sub plot of jazz guitarists making a return to the fore and playing a pivotal role in a number of recent key releases.
We spoke to Yugen — along with her producer Kanif — about the importance of world building, the influence of science fiction, and why Kool Keith is her "cosmic pops."
The latest release from the mighty Daptone Records label is saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum's All My Relations. It's a ten track project that was recorded through collective writing sessions with an ensemble cast of drummers and percussion players whose funky, indigenous-inspired rhythms anchor the album.
You might know Swindle for his contributions to the UK grime canon, but the producer's latest project, No More Normal, is an expansive snapshot of the country's fertile hip-hop, soul and jazz scenes that calls on an ensemble cast of musicians and vocalists.
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