Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead remembers Mengelberg, who died Friday, as a “musical anarchist” who taught classical counterpoint and wrote dozens of catchy melodies.
Kurt Rosenwinkel, one of the most influential jazz guitarist of the last 20 years, has been working for a decade on a new album. Now it’s finally coming out, along with this remarkable animated video.
The drummer and Virginia native’s first solo project, Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere, introduces a restless musical spirit.
The trio joins up with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith for a jazz-rock track that reverberates with moments of victory.