Posts tagged as "usa"

Nels Cline – Skronking at the Avant-garde of Space Jazz

December 14, 2020

“I’m kind of just a chameleon, or an amorphous blob,” Nels Cline once confessed to The Observer. A casual scan of Nels Cline’s dizzying discography echoes this – spanning lead guitar duties in iconic Chicago rock band Wilco, to over 200 recordings across alternative, punk and jazz. While accolades have been plenty (Rolling Stone once […]

Jeremiah Fraites – Co-Founder of The Lumineers – Announces Piano Album

October 27, 2020

Co-founder of pop/rock band The Lumineers Jeremiah Fraites has announced his debut solo album Piano Piano, set for release on 22 January 2021. Piano Piano features intimate, piano-based instrumentals that capture reflective moments from Fraites’ home in Denver, Colorado, USA. Two singles from the album have been unveiled – ‘Tokyo’, a brisk string-swathed portrait of […]

Joel Ross On Black American Music, Politics and Good Vibes

October 22, 2020

Joel Ross plays the vibraphone. But that isn’t the most interesting thing about him. Joel is a 25-year-old musical prodigy. A young man born and raised in Chicago – the son of two police officers – who dares to move Black American Music into uncharted new territory. He does it with the gleeful joy of […]

Katia & Marielle Labèque Record Philip Glass

September 17, 2020

French sisters Katia & Marielle Labèque have announced a new recording of works by American minimalist composer Philip Glass. The forthcoming album on Deutsche Grammophon will include a new piano duet arrangement of Glass’s opera Les Enfants terribles and Glass’ Etudes No. 17 & 20. Stream the first single ‘Paul Is Dying (Part 1)’ The […]

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, […]

Chad Lawson Interview – One Day You Finally Knew

May 7, 2020

Chad Lawson’s curriculum vitae is so impressive that it would be futile to convey all the ins and outs here. From film scoring, jazz performance and now neo-classical, he’s covered it all. He could be forgiven for reflecting about the diversity of his compositions with a sense of ambiguity, but it became clear over the […]

Won’t You Call Me – Agnes Obel Live from National Sawdust

April 24, 2020

Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel has released the first of a series of live videos. Filmed at her sold out concerts at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, ‘Won’t You Call Me’ is an intimate live performance of the beautiful album closer from Obel’s 2020 album Myopia. Read our interview with Agnes Obel on the making of her album […]

Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? – John Adams

April 20, 2020

Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? is a new work for piano and orchestra by American composer John Adams. The piece continues Adam’s provocative exploration of the piano – following his seminal works Grand Pianola Music (1983) and Hallelujah Junction (2001). Composed by Adams for pianist Yuja Wang and commissioned by the Los […]

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