Goran Kajfeš and wildlife: this is what Into The Wild, the newborn creation by the Swedish multi award-winning trumpeter, who for nearly three decades has contributed to the vitality of the contemporary Scandinavian scene.
Music Genre: Jazz
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.
Here is the list of releases that grabbed our attention. Qwest TV's favourites in the loop.
The spiritual jazz singer reflects on his relationship with Kamasi Washington, working with J Dilla, and how Horace Tapscott shaped his career.
After Day Breaks was hailed as a return to her jazz roots in 2016, Norah Jones has released Begin Again on Blue Note, an album of unrelated, impromptu recording sessions that add new tones to her well-established sound.
Discreetly or a solo role, the pathways of the berimbau cross continents, practices and traditions, between the sacred and the profane. From Miles Davis to Danyèl Waro, from Simon Winsé's musical mouth bow to Hermeto Pascoal's musique concrète, the berimbau sometimes drifts where it is not expected to, into realms of experimentation and proud resistance... Here is Qwest TV's overview.
The new visuals accompanying a track from her 2017 album Utopia, are as beguiling as we have come to expect from an artist that thrives on the boundaries.
The hotly anticipated follow-up to last years phenomenal album, Overload, will hit the shelves June 21 via Mello Music Group.
The mission of the Atlanta Jazz Festival is to connect with a diverse audience of Jazz aficionados, young Jazz enthusiasts and aspiring musicians. From May 25, to May 26, Piedmont Park will play host to a rich variety of jazz artists, including both leading lights and bright prospects. Best of all, it's FREE!
In the midst of the leading lights of the London scene, Alfa Mist acts as a free spirit, a self-taught musician who has not frequented the strongholds of the musical establishment. Far from the fuss and bustle, his is a music that offers introspection.