LIZZO – James Madison’s centuries-old crystal flute (live at Library of Congress)

Some people visit Washington, D.C., for the tourist attractions, like monuments and museums. They probably don't expect to see history being made at a pop concert — but that's what happened to an arena full of fans at Lizzo's concert Tuesday night. The superstar singer, rapper and classically trained flutist took a quick but momentous… Continue lendo LIZZO – James Madison’s centuries-old crystal flute (live at Library of Congress)

KRIS DAVIS – Diatom Ribbons (making-of)

Kris Davis, a 2021 Doris Duke Artist in the jazz category, is a critically acclaimed pianist and composer who was described by The New York Times as a beacon for “deciding where to hear jazz on a given night.” Since 2003, Davis has released 23 recordings as a leader or co-leader and has collaborated with… Continue lendo KRIS DAVIS – Diatom Ribbons (making-of)

OLIWOOD & TREVOR DUNN – Live in Bonn, Germany (2019)

Insane jazz by the extraordinary Berlin trio Oliwood, led by drummer Oliver (Oli) Steidle, featuring an equally extraordinary guest: American bassist Trevor Dunn, a reference figure in world music, with participation in groups such as Mr. Bungle, Melvins, Fantomas, Electric Masada by John Zorn and many others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmeezLLMi1s Excerpt from 2nd set of the concert… Continue lendo OLIWOOD & TREVOR DUNN – Live in Bonn, Germany (2019)

EMMET COHEN & PATRICK BARTLEY – After You’ve Gone (live)

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is in the vanguard of his generation's advancement of music and the related arts. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept. Downbeat observed that his "nimble touch, measured stride… Continue lendo EMMET COHEN & PATRICK BARTLEY – After You’ve Gone (live)

STRANGE CHANGES – Baby’s First Coffin (The Dillinger Escape Plan’s cover)

Strange Changes are an experimental progressive rock band with funk and jazz influences. The Dillinger Escape Plan was an American metalcore band formed in 1997, by guitarist Ben Weinman, bassist Adam Doll, vocalist Dimitri Minakakis, and drummer Chris Pennie. The band's use of odd time signatures, polyrhythms and unconventional drum patterns became a staple of… Continue lendo STRANGE CHANGES – Baby’s First Coffin (The Dillinger Escape Plan’s cover)

The iconic Kenny G plays sax on nightmarish new death metal song | Loudwire

Chad Childers - Loudwire, June 16, 2022 Who had "Kenny G. plays sax on a death metal song" on their 2022 collaboration scorecard? Though it's something you might not have expected, it works marvelously well as the legendary sax player perfectly adds to the cacophony of heavy brutality being laid down in the the new Imperial… Continue lendo The iconic Kenny G plays sax on nightmarish new death metal song | Loudwire

RUMI – I Am Drunk And You Are Insane | Buddha’s Lounge

Redefining the Musical Territory of Downtempo/Chill-Out/Lounge/Global Electronica The Buddha Lounge series has developed into one of the niftiest sources for downtempo/chill out tracks and its own brand of elegant electronica. Sequoia Records is dedicated to creating music to enlighten the mind, nourish the soul and celebrate life. For over 20 years the music of Sequoia… Continue lendo RUMI – I Am Drunk And You Are Insane | Buddha’s Lounge

TREVON DUNN’S TRIO CONVULSANT & FOLIE À QUATRE – Saint-Médard

Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant is an avant-garde jazz trio led by Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn with guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Ches Smith. AllMusic said the band combines "moody jazz with convulsive rock." https://youtu.be/R0nsA8DCMYw Provided to YouTube by The Orchard EnterprisesSaint-Médard · Trevor DunnSaint-Médard ℗ 2022 Pyroclastic RecordsReleased on: 2022-08-19Music Publisher: Convulsive Beauty Music (ASCAP)

MORTON FELDMAN – For John Cage (1982)

Morton Feldman's For John Cage, written in the final phase of his career, is, typically for this period, a long work, almost 70 minutes. It is atypical, however, when one considers on how few occasions he actually wrote for this particular pairing of instruments: In 1951 there were "Extensions 1" and "Projections IV"; in 1963,… Continue lendo MORTON FELDMAN – For John Cage (1982)

ZACK GROOVES – When Jazz nerds play Zelda

ZackGrooves (Zack Graybeal) is an incredibly talented jazz drummer who studied at Music at East Carolina University. In 2020 he seemed to come out of nowhere and grow to become one of the most entertaining YouTube drummer content creators. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BejV0PxZNNA ZackGrooves YouTube channel (at the time of writing) has over 181,000 subscribers and over 15… Continue lendo ZACK GROOVES – When Jazz nerds play Zelda