After two decades of playing as sideman, Bobby Sparks has recorded all over and at all moments. Here, he brings together a part of his work never before released in a first album featuring Roy Hargrove, Marcus Miller, Lucky Peterson, Michael League and other members who play as part of Snarky Puppy.
The American drummer has released his second album with the Beat Music collective, influenced by the electronic production of Squarepusher and Aphex Twin. After collaborating with David Bowie and Brad Mehldau, his versatility continues to impress.
With the release of his new album, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah caught up with Qwest TV to unpick and unveil some of the thinking that inspired him. Never one to shy away from articulating his mission, Christian discussed the ancestral power he draws from, the importance of illuminating harmony within rhythm, and the state of modern America.
The new track comes out ahead of .Paak's forthcoming album Ventura, which will be released on April 12 via Aftermath and 12 Tone.
One of the most invigorating acts in the London jazz scene have teamed up with one of its most exciting rappers ahead of new album. Listen to "What Am I To Do?" here on Qwest TV.
Qwest TV had the chance to catch up with Bill Frisell on the eve of his residency at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee. He spoke to us about the beauty of his collaborations, the difference between being band-leader and band-member, and about his non-stop New York life.
Youn Sun Nah speaks to Qwest TV about the present moment and recounts her career through the direct exchanges that have moved her. She laughs, hesitates and, on occasion, reveals how her songs are born, as segments of her life.
Alicia Olatuja excellent new album Intuition: Songs From The Minds Of Women has a crystal clear premise: a celebration of female composers that resonates with demands for gender equality in wider society, especially in the age of the TimesUp and MeToo movements.