To mark the release of History, his new album, the "king of mbalax" and former Minister of Culture and Tourism in Senegal has agreed to be Qwest TV's Guest of the Month. Here, he answers our questions.
Pi Recordings celebrates releases the 50th anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago by releasing the double album We Are on The Edge!
On Finding Gabriel (Nonesuch), which dropped in May, Mehldau, who turns forty-nine in August, eschews the acoustic landscape and the written word for musical ruminations on Old Testament prophecy and wisdom.
Casual behaviour and outrageous comments quickly gave Tyler Okonma a certain notoriety. Recently endorsed by the musical intelligentsia after Flower Boy and a Grammy nod, the Californian is now abandoning his punk attitude and following in the footsteps of his mentors, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. His sixth project, IGOR, confirms both his musical and emotional sensitivity.
"2 solo albums finished" – with a tweet coming out of nowhere, The Internet reactivated an already well-oiled machine after the success of their latest album, released last summer. One for all, and all for one, after all. Taking on his role as the eldest, Matt Martians kicks off proceedings with a project as musically accomplished as it is disjointed.