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.
The French pianist co-produced three songs from When I Get Home, the magnificent album that Solange has just released. He describes how this sophisticated R&B was created by a handful of musicians jamming in a lavish house overlooking Los Angeles.
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.