There’s no keeping Joe Lovano idle on the recording front. After nearly three decades as the preeminent star on Blue Note Records, the tenor saxophonist has found a new home at ECM Records as a leader with Trio Tapestry, a sensitively lyrical interplay with pianist Marilyn Crispell and his longtime colleague drummer Carmen Castaldi.
We had a small talk with australian up & coming artist, Allysha Joy, who drew our attention this year with Acadie : Raw, her first album as a leader. The singer and keyboard player shared her views on her music as well as on feminism and racism in Australia.
In his first solo project since 2015, Theon Cross releases new material featuring Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd.
From the first measures on pianist/keyboardist James Francies’ spirited Blue Note Records debut album, Flight, you sense there is something atypical about to unfold. There’s nothing predictable the rest of the way—straight-up lyrical beauties, r&b drives and three divergent vocal tracks—which is what the 23-year-old Houston-born leader wanted his first album to achieve.
Cecile Mclorin-Salvant talked to Qwest TV about her 17-songs duo album, recorded with Sullivan Fortner, and the way she likes to work and think her art.