Louis Armstrong. Personality. Race.

Louis Armstrong. Personality. Race. I had a long time admiration for the Jewish People. Especially with their long time of courage, taking so much abuse for so long. I was only seven years old, but I could easily see the ungodly treatment that the White Folks were handing the poor Jewish family whom I worked... Continue Reading →

Omar Sosa, Seckou Keita. Transparent Water.US 2017

Omar Sosa, Seckou Keita. Transparent Water.US 2017 Cuban-born multi-instrumentalist Omar Sosa is a prolific, much lauded performer known for his genre-bending recordings fusing Latin jazz, African traditions, avant-garde improvisation and classical music. Born on April 10, 1965 in Camaguey, Cuba, Sosa began studying music at age five while attending the Escuela Provincial de Musica in... Continue Reading →

Einar Scheving. Intervals. US 2015

Einar Scheving. Intervals. US 2015 Intervals is the third album from Icelandic composer/drummer Einar Scheving. The album features his quartet, which comprises some of Iceland’s finest jazz musicians – Eyþór Gunnarsson on piano, Óskar Guðjónsson on saxophone, Skúli Sverrisson on bass, and Einar on drums and percussion. Einar received the Icelandic Music Awards for both... Continue Reading →

Yussef Kamaal. Black Focus. UK 2016

Yussef Kamaal. Black Focus. UK 2016 The borders between London’s musical tribes have always been porous. For Yussef Kamaal, the sound of the capital – with its hum of jungle, grime and broken beat – has shaped a self-taught, UK-tipped approach to playing jazz. In the states, the genre’s long-running to-and-fro with hip hop –... Continue Reading →

Omer Klein ‎. Sleepwalkers. US 2017

Omer Klein ‎. Sleepwalkers. Germany 2017 Music comes largely from the human voice, and landing only on well-defined notes isn't characteristic of the voice. The pianist tries to find ways to work with, and against, this limitation. Omer Klein. Interview. All About Jazz. August 12, 2016 Omer Klein grew up in Israel, where he is considered “One... Continue Reading →

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