Nothing pre-destined Stéphane Galland to be the link between the Indian, Balkan and African musical traditions. He devised this position himself through his travels in search of an ever deeper understanding of rhythm. Drummer, jazzman or musicologist - these labels are not enough to capture the essence of this absolute fan of groove.
So far, 2018 has been pretty good to Ed Motta: the renowned Brazilian singer, pianist and guitarist is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of his first album, and also releasing a new album, the excellent Criterion Of The Senses, an homage to the music he loves: soul, funk and the entire AOR galaxy dominated by his beloved Steely Dan. Among the things Ed doesn't care for: today's music, soccer, the beach, insincere musicians and mixing music and politics ...
Ahead of a re-release of Windows via the WeWantSounds label, here's Jack Wilkins talking about Window's genesis, how it paved the way for him to work with legendary drummer and bandleader Buddy Rich, and what it feels like to be sampled by golden-era hip-hop heroes A Tribe Called Quest.
James spoke with us about the inspiration behind Lean on Me, his encounter with the somewhat reclusive Withers, and the incredible wisdom he gained from the icon.
Speaking ahead of the release of Nibiru Tut, Beans breaks down the inspiration behind the album, talks about how he tried to format it like a jazz project, and explains why he’d snub a conversation with Donald Trump.
The Brazilian multi-instrumentalist, who made a connection between Nordeste traditions and Miles Davis in the 1970s, just added four volumes to an already massive discography. His oeuvre is as iconoclastic as it is sophisticated, and at age 82, he is touring with it again.