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Sathima Bea Benjamin :: Windsong

62 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardHer voice comes from far, far away. From Saint Helena, her grandmother’s home, a tiny island thousands of miles off West Africa, Napoleon’s grave. It comes from the Philippines, where her mother was born. It found a home in Cape Town, where she m... more info

National Endowment for the Arts Names New Class of Jazz Masters

2141 days ago
New York TimesMaria Schneider, Abdullah Ibrahim, Bob Dorough and Stanley Crouch are the 2019 honorees. more info

Review: Abdullah Ibrahim Revisits the Past at Town Hall

2580 days ago
New York TimesMr. Ibrahim performed with his band Ekaya, and revived the repertoire of his first band, the Jazz Epistles. more info

Marius Neset/Daniel Herskedal: Neck of the Woods – review

4254 days ago
Guardian Music(Edition)At their recent UK appearance, this Norwegian partnership played their sax/tuba duets without the help of the Svanholm Singers male choir, who feature on the studio version. The vocals take Neck of the Woods a lot closer to the bestselling s... more info

Marius Neset/Daniel Herskedal – review

4265 days ago
Guardian MusicKings Place, LondonThe emergence of Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset last year confirmed that this charismatic newcomer – who looks like the young Leonardo DiCaprio and can sound like a fusion of Jan Garbarek and the late Michael Brecker – had ... more info


4297 days ago
Destination OutKASBAH KIDS AFRICAN VILLAGE/BEDFORD STUYVESANT Randy Weston Blues to Africa Arista/Freedom : 1975 RW, piano. Originally posted 30 July 2006 In the Venn diagram depicting Randy Weston’s influences and stylistic affinities, there would be overlaps ... more info

Evan Parker/Stan Tracey/Clark Tracey – review

4313 days ago
Guardian MusicVortex, LondonIn bringing together an 85-year-old CBE, a sax-playing child of the expressionist 1960s who has exported his unique sonic language to the world, and a drummer, teacher and record-label founder devoted to British music, the Vortex might... more info

Lynne Arriale: Solo – review

4387 days ago
Guardian Music(In & Out)With this solo set of seven originals, two Thelonious Monk themes and three standards, Lynne Arriale, a former classical pianist from Milwaukee, has taken a long-postponed plunge into unaccompanied performance. Arriale isn't an edgy artist,... more info

Blog jam: ElectricJive

4416 days ago
Guardian MusicReclaiming South Africa's musical past, album by albumWho are you and what's your blog called? Matt Temple. I run ElectricJive with three others: Chris Albertyn, Siemon Allen and Nick Lotay.Where are you based?I'm in the UK with Nick while Chris is i... more info

Roberto Fonseca: Yo – review

4448 days ago
Guardian Music(Jazz Village)His third studio album provides confirmation that the 36-year-old Cuban pianist is one of the most gifted, adventurous spirits of his generation. A lyrical approach recalling Herbie Hancock and Abdullah Ibrahim persists, but Yo also ex... more info

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