After 5 years of working at Mercury Records as the 1st African American Vice President of a major record label, they offered me a one million dollar lifetime contract. (...)
With Quincy Jones acting as producer, Duologue sees two Cuban musicians drawing on shared reference points for their sublime new album.
¿Que Vola? are made up of a French septet and three Cuban percussionists. Led by Fidel Fourneyron, they explore the relationship between music and ritual, and between drums and gods, in new documentary series.
The longtime rising star of the drums in critics' polls has become a bona fide, go-to drum maestro who’s in the midst of a creative bonanza of music. The leader of her adventurous ten-year-old ensemble, Boom Tic Boom, Allison Miller doesn’t flinch at the assessment. “We’re jazz people,” she says. “We’re in the moment.”
The three-time Grammy-winning group will release their upcoming album Immigrance on March 15 on GroundUP music.
“How many musicians do you know who can work with Ray Charles, Chick Corea, and Brad Mehldau, and also play completely free and make it work?” Lionel Loueke asks rhetorically in a promotional video for drum-master Jeff Ballard’s new release, Fairgrounds.
On the passing of accordionist Marcel Azzola, Brel's "Vesoul" sounded in all corners of l'hexagon (metropolitan France). Mentioned alongside the great names of French song, he was also a proponent of swing and a great defender of the accordion.