Archie Shepp & Jason Moran Let My People Go Archieball Archie Shepp is 83, a living legend of jazz, a musical polymath and star of one of the best hip-hop albums of last year too! Jason Moran, some 30+ years younger than Shepp is one of the great modern jazz pianists – steeped in tradition […]
Charli Persip the legendary jazz drummer and teacher has died. He was 91. Hell of an innings. And what a player. Persip, born Charles, called “Charlie” but he changed the spelling in the 1980s to “Charli”, was a bandleader and educator. He was also on some of the greatest jazz albums you now and love […]
Archie Shepp/Raw Poetic/Damu The Fudgemunk Ocean Bridges Redefinition Records Raw Poetic – aka Jason Moore – is a hip-hop MC who has always been interested in rapping over anything but the generic hip-hop beats. When he was learning the game he was far more interested in trying to flow freely over a Radiohead tune or […]
Christian McBride’s New Jawn Opera House, Wellington (8pm) Wednesday, June 6 Opening night of this year’s Jazz Festival saw a new thing (or “New Jawn”, in Philly-slang) from legendary bassist, band-leader and session-star across jazz and pop, Christian McBride.