Tag Archives: Alt-Jazz

Interview: Pete Wareham – Melt Yourself Down (May 2017)

Interview: Pete Wareham – Melt Yourself Down (May 2017)

Among the dozens of bands that claim to play some unclassifiable music, Melt Yourself Down are probably one of the most convincing, because with very good reason they can attest to being whimsical, original and unpredictable. Since you need to display plenty of inventiveness and artistry to deserve those qualities,...
Preview: Shabaka and the Ancestors – Jazz Cafe (31st March 2017)

Preview: Shabaka and the Ancestors – Jazz Cafe (31st March 2017)

Shabaka and the Ancestors bring their devotional free-jazz to London Jazz Café for one night only on the 31st March. The group play songs inspired by their African musical forefathers to re-visualise contemporary jazz through the voice of their masters. Band leader Shabaka Hutchings will be taking the stage with...
Review: Jazz Re:Found (Turin, Italy – 7th to 11h December 2016)

Review: Jazz Re:Found (Turin, Italy – 7th to 11h December 2016)

Today, black music is warmth, experimentation, crossbreeding, avant-garde, tradition, and rhythm. Turin’s Jazz Re:Found festival explores these definitions, with a curious and forward thinking vision on music, honouring great names of the past while looking at the most current scenes with a sharp eye and sensitive ear. Spread across seven...