This loosely-knit collective of funk, jazz, and rock players recorded it’s latest studio album, Immigrance, with the full lineup of just under 20 members.
The jazz pianist’s swing-for-the-fences opus references Old Testament prophets and collides retro-futurist synthesizers with horns and strings.
Alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, tenor saxophonist María Grand and vocalist and flutist Melanie Charles each talk about their artistic process.
As much as jazz could possibly have an inventor, that person would be Charles “Buddy” Bolden. But although he is celebrated as a seminal figure in jazz at the turn of the 20th century, very little is actually known about the African-American cornetist and composer’s life. There are no existing