At the first edition of the Arabofolies festival at the Arab World Institute in Paris, Qwest meets with the Kurdish singer Aynur Doğan for an open conversation about women, the power of language and music.
Released in 1971 after three years of production, this triple album brought together the best musicians of the time on a score combining libertarian jazz with psychedelic rock in a cabaret atmosphere with lyrics by Paul Haines. A half-century later, it’s as fascinating as ever.
On Infection In The Sentence the young pianist shows an open mindedness when it comes different forms of expression – both past and present – and the maturity required to chart the course ahead.
This new album by the Nubiyan Twist collective offers a feverish immersion into South East London party culture, an urban jungle where Neo-soul, ethio-jazz, afrobeat and acid-jazz interlace, welding in constantly surprising ways.
Announced by two singles released in November 2018 and December 2019 respectively, the first album by the relatively new Scandinavian trio Rymden, Reflections And Odysseys, was released on February 8 on the Jazzland label.
Concord Music has reissued a landmark project in Ray Charles' career. In 1962, he chose to explore white American music heritage. Qwest TV tells the story of Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, volumes 1&2.
When Spike Lee approached Blanchard with the real-life story of a black man who infiltrated the KKK, Blanchard reportedly replied: “what? You must be smokin’ some shit.” The journey from that moment of incredulity to now has seen him receive a nomination for Best Original Score at the upcoming Academy Awards.
After mastering virtuosity and humor, the violinist and pianist have changed course with Montevago, an album inspired by electronic textures, indie rock as well as the migration crisis, pushing their instruments to the limits more than ever before.