This trio is the one place that feels like home. It just feels like what every musician wants to find every night–an outlet where you’re really being yourself, expressing what you want to express. That’s how this unit works and it’s a special, special thing.By Mike Jacobs | Interview
The past decade's genre-bending jazz renaissance has been well-documented, but between the trailblazing players taking improvised music to increasingly hip places, and the ever-growing audience queuing up to hear them, sits the homegrown labels bottling these brave, thrilling (r)evolutions for all to hear.By Rob Garratt | Record Label Profile
More and more, what would have been considered jazz venues don’t lend themselves to the aesthetic that a lot of bands are putting out these days. They are more acoustic venues, and a lot of bands are experimenting with electronica and sequencing and all sorts of tools.By Ian Patterson | Interview
When I was dating my wife, I hesitantly asked her to go to Kansas City to see the Sun Ra Arkestra . I wasn’t sure she was ready for that kind of musical adventure. 'Sun Ra,' she said. 'My father dragged me to a Sun Ra concert when I was ten.' It was true love.By Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper | Out and About: The Super Fans
From a historical point of view, Silver’s cheerful face, his default countenance on stage, has done him no favours. It has fostered a perception that he was a lightweight figure, more of an entertainer than an innovator. The truth is profoundly otherwise. Silver was a radical and a pioneer. Spoiler alert: jazz can be fun.By Chris May | Building a Jazz Library
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