Qwest spoke to Detroit hip-hop quartet Clear Soul Forces about paying respect to A Tribe Called Quest, Donald Trump’s hair, and the influence of video games on their music.
Fresh off becoming Qwest TV's guest of the month, Snarky Puppy has released their new album, Immigrance. Michael League talks to us about this new adventure, his love of percussion, and the need to think beyond borders in a group that has always cultivated openness in their music.
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis doesn’t mince words. He tells Qwest TV all about The Secret Between The Shadow and the Soul, the newest album by his 30-year-old quartet.
In new project Chris Potter continues to explore groove and presents new variations on his abiding ambition to “connect jazz to the dance music of the day without sacrificing substance.”
We spoke to Yugen — along with her producer Kanif — about the importance of world building, the influence of science fiction, and why Kool Keith is her "cosmic pops."
Wadada Leo Smith salutes Civil Rights hero Rosa Parks, questions the word improvisation in jazz, and discusses bad soup.
The latest release from the mighty Daptone Records label is saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum's All My Relations. It's a ten track project that was recorded through collective writing sessions with an ensemble cast of drummers and percussion players whose funky, indigenous-inspired rhythms anchor the album.
Half-Japanese and half-New Zealander, Mark de Clive-Lowe was initially invested in electro club culture before becoming a jazz musician. He finds multiple artistic voices with his new album, Heritage. We caught up with him in New York at the Winter Jazz Fest, January 2019.
You might know Swindle for his contributions to the UK grime canon, but the producer's latest project, No More Normal, is an expansive snapshot of the country's fertile hip-hop, soul and jazz scenes that calls on an ensemble cast of musicians and vocalists.
The raw and innovative saxophonist gives a one-of-a-kind interview alongside bandleader Thomas Sayers Ellis. Speaking with Qwest, they reflect on the power and purpose of their celebrated collective, the nature of avant-garde expression and its place within modern American society.