Every release by the great pianist Chucho Valdés digs deeper into the common roots of jazz and Cuban music. A tight collection of songs that span the entire Cuban musical landscape and beyond, Border-Free explores unexpected musical connections.
Chances are you know the song “My Babe”, made popular by Little Walter in 1955. Except for the lyrics, “My Babe” is nearly identical to the gospel song “This Train is Bound For Glory”, a song that reaches back to the 1920’s. The earliest known recording of “This Train is Bound For Glory” dates from […]
On his first trip to Seattle, Grammy-nominated vocalist Gregory Porter stopped by the KPLU Seattle studios for a live studio session that you do not want to miss. This also happened to be the day that Blue Note Records announced the release of Porter’s new album, Liquid Spirit. You will hear from the man himself in this interview, […]