Angel Bat Dawid is the next talented artist to emerge from Chicago’s experimental jazz scene.
During the decade he spent in Paris, saxophonist Nathan Davis became a pillar of its jazz scene. Sam Records just released exclusive live sessions that he recorded with pianist George Arvanitas in 1966/67.
On the passing of accordionist Marcel Azzola, Brel's "Vesoul" sounded in all corners of l'hexagon (metropolitan France). Mentioned alongside the great names of French song, he was also a proponent of swing and a great defender of the accordion.
At 26 years old, London trombonist Rosie Turton, who is a member of the Nerija septet, is releasing the EP Rosie’s 5ive as part of 5ive series launched by the Jazzre:freshed label. This first release as a leader is an indication of interesting upcoming possibilites.
In Pakistan, a whole civilization is singing the songs of Ustad Saami, celebrating peace and diversity through God Is Not A Terrorist. Recorded at night on a rooftop in Karachi, this album, the first of its kind, is the product of a collaboration between Saami and the American producer Ian Brennan.
If anyone doubted the stature of Roy Hargrove, then the glittering Jazz at Lincoln Center tribute, complete with five hours of music, two hundred musicians and a procession of stars was a proportionate homage to his extravagant oeuvre and his thirty-year career. The night on Tuesday, January 8 was in keeping with the late trumpeter’s image: few words, lots of music.