Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tag: Hip-hop

Screen Grabs: Into ‘The Vast of Night’—and beyond

A couple restored minor classics, plus new features about recording-industry sexism, Islamic fundamentalism and UFO invasion, make this another wide-ranging week in the streaming world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqWv-3IkV-0 THE GREY FOX Released into the...

Streaming for Shorter: Epic all-star benefit for jazz great comes online

In the 25-year stretch from 1977-2002, saxophonist Wayne Shorter—described by The New York Times as “probably jazz's greatest living small-group composer and a contender for the greatest living improviser”—appeared...

His marathon rap for COVID relief broke the Guinness World Record

When George Watsky turned 33, his roommate looked him in the eye and told him it would be the best year of his life. Then coronavirus happened.  But aside from...

New Music: From Roy Ayers, vibes sovereign, a lost 1977 jam

While it's proper to acknowledge the current global ballyhoo of a Tik-Tok (if you will) generation of acolytes newfound obsession in jazz, let's be clear. This is not the...

New Music: 5 transporting mixes to get you through

An effective mix incorporates obvious and hazy ideas, all at once, put together in the most artful way. Maybe it's for that living room yoga class for one, the...

Arts Forecast: How Weird (that everything is virtual now)

As we move farther toward festival season, it's really dawning that our hugest events will take place on our screens. It's not like we weren't expecting it, but hearing...

New Music: DJ Amir unearths jazz-fusion communiquĂ© ‘The Jupiter Effect’

Long before the Berlin-based DJ and producer Amir Abdullah became an esteemed music archivist, flying around the globe on the lecture circuit, discussing with scholars and audiences the importance...

Support musicians directly this Friday!

Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share again on May 1, looking out for independent artists right now. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online music store and platform...

‘Hip-hop to Hamilton’ urges youth to pursue arts careers, despite COVID

Lily Ling, the music director and conductor for the tour of Hamilton, says we need the arts now more than ever. She saw that working on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wildly popular...

New Music: Yves Tumor rumbles, soars with ‘Heaven to a Tortured Mind’

When conducting a Google search for interviews with Yves Tumor, trying to get a handle on one who stays slippery with their personals, the bottom of the page spits...