Posts tagged as "black-voices"

Derrick Hodge – What Is The Colour Of Noize?

July 1, 2020

Derrick Hodge is an all-star all-rounder. A bass player, band-leader, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist so versatile that any attempt to categorise him is rendered futile. In addition to Grammy-winning collaborations with Robert Glasper, Terence Blanchard, and Common, Hodge has worked on film scores for Spike Lee and brought his subversive concepts to orchestras in Atlanta, […]

Shabaka And The Ancestors – A Spiritual Awakening

March 18, 2020

“if jazz is looking to reinvent itself…Shabaka and the Ancestors might be a good place to start.” – The New York Times Shabaka & The Ancestors have released their debut album on Impulse! – We Are Sent Here By History. The group’s breakout 2016 album, Wisdom of Elders, established Shabaka & The Ancestors as a […]

Ndudzo Makhathini – The First South African Artist signed to Blue Note Records

February 3, 2020

Visionary South African pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini will be releasing his debut album on Blue Note Records this April – the first South African artist ever to sign to the prestigious jazz label. The album, titled Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds, is musically anchored by Makhathini’s expressive piano and blends lyrical, plaintive […]