Category: Interviews

WADADA LEO SMITH: A NATIONAL TREASURE

FEW ARTISTS ARE ABLE TO WALK THE MUSICAL TIGHTROPE OF ADVENTURE AND ACCESSIBILITY LIKE WADADA LEO SMITH. WHILE BEING LABELED IN THE “AVANT-GARDE’ CATEGORY, SMITH DEFIANTLY IGNORES SUCH MONIKERS, EVEN USING HIS OWN PHRASE, ‘ANKHRASMATION’ TO DESCRIBE NOT ONLY HIS…

GERALD ALBRIGHT: TCB WITH G

OVER AND OVER, WE KEEP READING ARTICLES AND HEARING MUSICIANS TALK ABOUT HOW “NOBODY IS LISTENING TO JAZZ ANYMORE.” LET’S BE HONEST: ONE OF THE BIGGEST REASONS IT HAS NOT REACHED THE MAINSTREAM IS THAT IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE YOU…

JOHN MAYALL: BLUE HORIZONS

IT’S THE RARE ARTIST THAT HAS TWO “BRAND NEW” RELEASES THAT ARE ALMOST 50 YEARS APART. FOUR SCORE +1 YEAR BLUES LEGEND JOHN MAYALL CONTINUES TO DRINK FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH WITH ONE OF HIS LONGEST LASTING QUARTETS IN…