Celebrating 25 Years Online
To really distinguish oneself in today's vast universe of guitarists, even within the confines of jazz, more and more resembles a Sisyphus task. When so much has been said and done, a specific tone or distinctive...By Friedrich Kunzmann
From West African tradition, basic elements, traditional rhythms, call and response (DuduMduri and Katse), improvisation and syncopation were pervasive in creating jazz but it wasn't until the genre had weaved its way through the world, that it came back to much of Africa as an entity.By Karl Ackermann
She has been likened to Gil Evans, Fela Kuti, Pharoah Sanders, Bismillah Khan and Mulatu Astatke, and the traditions represented by those musicians are all to be heard in the music of baritone saxophonist and composer Tamar Osborn.By Chris May
Chet Baker was born to a farmer's daughter and a hard-drinking, weed-smoking singer and guitarist in a Western Swing band in Yale, Oklahoma in 1929. Like many Okies, the family fared badly during the...By Chris May
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