Half-Japanese and half-New Zealander, Mark de Clive-Lowe was initially invested in electro club culture before becoming a jazz musician. He finds multiple artistic voices with his new album, Heritage. We caught up with him in New York at the Winter Jazz Fest, January 2019.
The raw and innovative saxophonist gives a one-of-a-kind interview alongside bandleader Thomas Sayers Ellis. Speaking with Qwest, they reflect on the power and purpose of their celebrated collective, the nature of avant-garde expression and its place within modern American society.
The jazz group out of Leeds, led by Rob Mitchell, have taken on the classic hip hop album Madvillain and added some freshness and color.
For his first release on Dr. Dre’s label, .Paak proves to be something of a gravitational force, buzzing at the center of a swirl of crazed imagery, enlaced genres and high-profile collaborations. On this, his homecoming album, newfound fame and status take .Paak in new directions.
With his new album, Origami Harvest, Ambrose Akinmusire once again demonstrates the sheer creative freedom that runs through his compositions. Here is the Blue Note-signed American trumpeter discussing Origami Harvest in his own words.