By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen, WBGO A force of nature — that’s how many admirers memorialized drummer Ralph Peterson, Jr. when he died earlier this month, at 58. And it’s easy to understand why, given the cyclonic fury of his time feel, and the incendiary drama of his attack. Read more here.
By Felix Contreras, NPR The pandemic may have shut down parts of the world, but that has not stopped musicians from an explosion of creativity. For our first new music blast of 2021, we hear from some Alt.Latino faves (Bomba Estéreo and Magos Herrera), as well as some new names and music you may not … Read More
By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris is one the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation. A self-described “storyteller through the genre of jazz” he brings it all together with his new album, ‘Kate’s Soulfood’, a beautiful collection of songs crafted with love and a depth of life … Read More
by Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz, Episode 41 Surprising is a word that perhaps best describes Grammy® nominated artist, Thana Alexa, an extraordinarily creative force in music. An awe-inspiring vocalist, composer, arranger and producer – for whom the voice is both a lyrical and experimental instrument – her music pushes the boundaries of the genre … Read More
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By Shae Fontana, Bleu Bop Todays podcast features Allan Harris who is releasing a new studio recording Kate’s Soulfood. Available on February 12th. Listen to this podcast here.
By Jason Crane, The Jazz Session Violinist Tomoko Omura‘s latest album is Branches, Vol. 1. In this interview, she talks about the album’s sonic landscape; how she drew from Japanese folktales to write the music; the gorgeous artwork by Trina Hines; and a lot more. Check this podcast here.
Por Hector Martin, Canción a Quemarropa Nuevo programa de Canción a quemarropa, en esta ocasión con una importante mezcla de discos que nos han llegado orientado a la música más bailable y latina. Hoy puedes disfrutarlo en versión podcast, como es habitual: Para escuchar este programa presione aquí.
By Jason Crane, The Jazz Session Trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman has released an album and a single with Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini, and a second album is nearly complete. In this interview, Cressman talks about immersing herself in the Portuguese language; the subtlety of her duo playing with Faquini; virtual music during the pandemic; … Read More
By Mal Stanley, ABC Australia This week on ABC Jazz, we’re diving into the debut release from the German-born, US-based vocalist Kristiana Roemer. She’s studied all over the globe – but has landed in New York City – cutting her first record with some of the city’s finest players. Check this feature here.