The Palestinian jazz crooner, who was 8 years old at the start of the Second Intifada, says hearing Frank Sinatra changed his life. “[He] has got all credit for me going into singing,” Kamal says.
Borrowing from Persian music and American jazz, two Iranian women come together to create a singular sound.
The conductor, composer and pianist plays a special treatment of “Stormy Weather” in a 1990 session.
Jazz critic Francis Davis says veteran musicians — particularly Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Threadgill — are making some of the most adventurous music of their careers.