You’ve heard Eric Harland as the musical backbone of artists like Dave Holland,Charles Lloyd, and Joshua Redman (you may have heard of them)—now, he’s taking on the keep reading »
Chris Turner is set to hit Lower East Side’s Rockwood Music Hall this coming Monday, July 14th. Turner has performed and/or recorded with artists like Bilal, Kris Bowers, keep reading »
The last time Kenneth “GIZMO” Rodgers’ name popped up on our site was when we premiered the video for his breakup tearjerker, “White Walls.” Though keep reading »
Please join us this Friday night for a very special performance by one of the greatest vocalists on the rise. You may have seen him keep reading »
“We are America, in my America we take a stand for this,” Esperanza sings in one of the most pointed protest songs of the past keep reading »
Leading up to the February 26th release of ‘Cover Art,’ we will be bringing you interviews with the musicians and previews of the songs each one arranged for the record, so check back with us often! Today we’ve got an interview with Kris Bowers, one of two pianists on the record, who arranged “Wonderfox” by The Stepkids and “Little Brother” by Grizzly Bear for ‘Cover Art.”
Radio Music Society is Spalding’s companion LP to 2010’s Chamber Music Society, in which she explored a lush, expressive hybrid of contemporary jazz and classical chamber music. The two dates at the Apollo were the last in an American run, before beginning a leg in Europe. As her showcase for Chamber Music Society was, a singular set piece that included music only from that album, the Radio Music show was geared with the same premise. Gone was the elaborate string orchestra, and in its place was a 12 piece band with a seven player horn section.
Producer. Engineer. Multi-instrumentalist. Singer? Jesse Fischer holds no bars with his latest Soul Cycle release. Retro Future is the manifestation of Fischer’s vision. A mix of acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments, the album ranges from original compositions to covers, and from old-school to the future. If there is one take-away from this release, it is that you can not underestimate the power and vision of true artists. Check out the album streaming below with a track-by-track analysis by Jesse Fischer.
Esperanza Spalding launches the Radio Music Society World Tour today! She will be in New York with her full ensemble on 4/21 at Webster Hall.
The College Music Journal (CMJ) has long been the prevailing voice for up-and-coming and break out artists. A 5-day music marathon is the staple meat and potato platter for music enthusiasts throughout New York City, who get a potpourri of music acts, ranging from every feasible genre preference from every corner of the world. Out of the hundreds of performances throughout the week, here are some of our top picks.