12 May 2015 — Open Culture
Last week, we posted an interview with the late, great Ray Bradbury that was brilliantly animated by the folks over at Blank on Blank. This week, they unveil a new piece featuring John Coltrane. You can watch it above.
31 December 2019 — Jazz on the Tube
[One of my favourite artists. I actually met him in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1975. WB.]
Andrew Hill (1931-2007) was a masterful pianist and a very original composer whose music fell into the avant-garde but was really in its own category.
14 October 2019 — Youtube
An early bird from their 2nd coming album, here is Talinka’s take on the American song book “If I Should Lose You”
Tali Atzmon – vocs Jenny Bliss – violin Gilad Atzmon – tenor sax Yaron Stavi – db Recorded in the Fish Factory Studio Filmed by Geoffrey Oat Edited by Tali Atzmon
2 May 2018 —Jazz on the Tube
In 1962, the Goodyear Tire Company sponsored a series of half-hour shows that showcased swing-oriented performers.
This color excerpt from the Duke Ellington program features baritonist Harry Carney and clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton in the spotlight during the medium-tempo blues “V.I.P. Boogie.”
26 January 2018 — Jazz on the Tube
Hugh Masekela (April 4, 1939 – January 23, 2018)
Hugh Masekela “Grazing In The Grass” live at the Kuumbwa, March 24th, 2014
I had the pleasure, and the honour of hanging out with Bra Hugh on a number of occasions when I lived Johannesburg as well as here in London when he visited here. A modest and honest human being, who was the same offstage as we was on, and who dedicated his life, not only to the wonderful music of South Africa but to the struggle to free its people from the evil of Apartheid.
As they say in SA, Hamba Kahle Bra Hugh, you are forever in our memory Continue reading
15 September 2017 — Vortex Jazz Club
28 September 2017 – Book Online
Twice Grammy award winning Nigerian percussionist Lekan Babalola is well known for his innovative musical style, using his native Yoruba tongue infused with traditional music, Afrobeat and funky dance overtones. Awarded his first Grammy in 2006 for performances on the late Ali Farka Toure’s album ‘In the Heart of the Moon’, he was awarded a second at the 49th Grammy awards in 2009 for his work as Associate Producer on the American jazz diva Cassandra Wilson’s album. World press has given him rave reviews for his percussive ‘wizardry’ and infectious grooves.