Lizz Wright: “I think nature and life in its rhythms is about to demand that we grow the hell up and stop being afraid of one another”
Posessed of a uniquely expressive voice, Lizz Wright is now one of the world’s foremost exponents of the art of vocal jazz. Peter Quinn caught up with her to learn more about her love of those enduring standards by the American Songbook greats and...
Tony Kofi interview: “Cannonball Adderley knew exactly what he was doing. And we just want to pass that torch on.”
Brit saxophonist Tony Kofi pays tribute to the great Cannonball Adderley with his new album Another Kind of Soul, in a collaborative project with pianist/composer Alex Webb. Andy Robson spoke to the duo about the deep spiritual and socially conscious...
“Crist marshals his research to maximum effect, clearing away canards and myth with documented fact as well as adding valuable insight towards achieving a better understanding of Brubeck”
Lakecia Benjamin interview: “Our job is to heal and spread joy throughout the planet. That’s the reason I play music.”
Fast-rising altoist Lakecia Benjamin talks to Thomas Rees about the healing power of music and the story behind Pursuance, her star-studded, intergenerational tribute to those twin powerhouses of spiritual jazz, Alice and John Coltrane
Avishai Cohen interview: “Everything I’m doing is hopefully leading to the future… the future is now”
Avishai Cohen’s turbo-charged bass lines and kinetic melodic style have defined the last 20 years of the art of the trio and put the bass on top. Kevin Le Gendre caught up with the high-flying low-ender to find out more