The Californian singer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, as well as leader of the Monophonics, has released his first solo album, The Tales People Tell, completing the loop of a beautiful family story.
The singer established herself in a masculine environment, achieving numerous successes in the 1970s. A Carioca icon and tireless activist, she has passed away at the age of seventy-two.
The French pianist co-produced three songs from When I Get Home, the magnificent album that Solange has just released. He describes how this sophisticated R&B was created by a handful of musicians jamming in a lavish house overlooking Los Angeles.
Originally from Nancy (France), the nineteen-year-old Berklee student and keyboard virtuoso has already won over Louis Cole and Thundercat. Teamed up with drummer J.D. Beck, DOMi is working on her first album, which is being pursued by the labels Brainfeeder and Stones Throw. The future belongs to her.
A century after the birth of Nat King Cole on March 17, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama, his voice continues to caress some of the most velvety melodies of the post-war period.
Released in 1971 after three years of production, this triple album brought together the best musicians of the time on a score combining libertarian jazz with psychedelic rock in a cabaret atmosphere with lyrics by Paul Haines. A half-century later, it’s as fascinating as ever.
Ivan “Mamão” Conti has released Poison Fruit, his first solo album in 20 years. The creativity of the seventy-year-old — who has been experimenting with Brazilian music for half a century — has not aged a bit.
After mastering virtuosity and humor, the violinist and pianist have changed course with Montevago, an album inspired by electronic textures, indie rock as well as the migration crisis, pushing their instruments to the limits more than ever before.
The singer and cellist has released The Capitalist Blues, a rougher third album which draws on the same reasons for revolt: the past and the present, in the United States and Haiti.
They made our year! Here is a shortlist of the albums chosen by Qwest TV's journalists amongst the best releases of 2018.