The Stingray Blog - blog https://blog.stingray.com/rss.xml en Jazz Album Of The Year | We Out Here by Various Artists https://blog.stingray.com/jazz-album-year-we-out-here-various-artists <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Jazz Album Of The Year | We Out Here by Various Artists</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/121" lang="" about="/user/121" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Rokas</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/12/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>2018 was full of amazing jazz releases: Kamasi Washington’s <i>Heaven and Earth</i>, Makaya McCraven’s <i><em>Universal Beings</em></i>, and Robert Glasper’s new R+R=Now project. There was also John Coltrane’s lost album <i><em>Both Directions At Once</em></i>. Some amazing hidden gems were released by Ben Lamar Gay, Chris Dave, or Ambrose Akinmusire. And there was the whole British jazz explosion: Ezra Collective, Joe Armon-Jones, Kamaal Williams, Maisha, Moses Boyd, Sons Of Kemet and many more who released new albums in 2018. Yet, no other album epitomized the year better than<em> <i>We Out Here</i></em>.</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=americanafest-2018-fresh-vibe&amp;utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=artists-to-watch-september-2018" target="_blank">⏯🎧</a></span></p> <p><span><span><span>For many years, Gilles Peterson has been a prime international music tastemaker when it comes to jazz, soul, and pretty much every other related music genre. From his London headquarters, the influential DJ-broadcaster has introduced emerging artists to worldwide audiences on his BBC Radio show as well as through his “Brownswood Recordings” label, the Worldwide Festival and its namesake radio station. Curated by the man himself, <em>We Out Here</em> is a compilation album that showcases the young musicians of the London jazz scene.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Throughout his career, Peterson mainly released compilations albums under his <a>name</a>. Although he has put out many jazz compilations, he has recently focused on Brazilian, African, and Cuban music. No compilation has proved as influential as <i><em>We Out Here</em></i>, which gave a boost to the careers of Maisha, Ezra Collective, Moses Boyd, Theon Cross, Nubya Garcia, and Joe Armon-Jones.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>More importantly, <em>We Out Here </em>gave fresh awareness to the UK jazz scene. The last time British jazz attracted so much attention was in the ‘90s when Peterson introduced the acid jazz phenomenon to global audiences. What’s different with this year’s compilation however, is that this time the music sounds so much more like jazz since the artists that have been selected do not wander far from the jazz tradition.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The opening track by <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/there-place-maisha?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Maisha</a> incorporates exotic eastern influences and doesn’t contain any steady rhythm although it is full of percussive richness. Ezra Collective’s track evokes Carribean calypso elements, while Moses Boyd’s performance mixes synthetic and repetitive EDM elements with an explosive saxophone solo. While fully acoustic, Theon Cross’ track is also unusual in terms of the drumming, which sound nothing like typical jazz drums.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Nubya Garcia’s performance is probably the most traditional sounding of the first five tracks. Although Garcia is one of the preeminent artists of the London and UK jazz scenes, she is far from a jazz traditionalist. The same stylistic narrative is heard throughout the rest of the album with performances by Shabaka Hutchings, Triforce, Joe Armon-Jones and Kokoroko. Various musical genres from across London and UK musical cultures are blended with the abstract framework of the jazz tradition.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em>We Out Here</em> is accompanied by a documentary film that captures a more intimate portrait of the artistic community involved in the album’s production. The film not only helps the album stand out amongst other 2018 releases, it also gives additional insight into the music.<em>We Out Here</em> sums up 2018 better than any other jazz album in a year that marked the global resurgence of British jazz.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here are fun facts about our TOP 5. Let the jingles bell!</span></span></span></p> <p><em>Listen to your favorite Christmas soundtracks on Stingray Music:</em></p> <p><a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1307?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Home Alone" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0958082e-f125-4104-be5f-31a43cfd3f87" height="365" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Home%20Alone.jpg" width="261" /></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong><em>Home Alone</em> theme by John Williams</strong></span></h2> <p><span class="color-white">You might not know him, but John Williams is one of the most famous music composers of all times. He is behind the iconic soundtracks to the <em>Star Wars</em> series, the first 3 <em>Harry Potter </em>movies, <em>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</em>, <em>Jaws</em>, <em>Superman,</em> the <em>Indiana Jones</em> series, the first two <em>Jurassic Park</em> films, and so many more including the theme to the first two <em>Home Alone </em>movies entitled "Somewhere in my Memory".</span></p> <p><span class="color-white">Not only has John Williams been critically acclaimed for his many masterpieces, but it is safe to say that his music is closely connected to many of our memories.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><strong><em>A Charlie Brown Christmas</em> by Vince Guaraldi</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>This classic animated film was released in 1965. By that time, the Peanuts comic strip was already beloved by millions. The creator of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charles Schulz, partnered with director Bill Melendez and they got sponsored by Coca-Cola. The movie was done on the cheap and changed over time. For example, Coca-Cola’s logo was removed from several shots, and the movie has been cut to allow more time for commercials.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas was composed by American jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi. In 1964, Guaraldi also composed the music for a documentary on the Peanuts comic strip and its creator.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="A Charlie Brown Christmas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4d980325-2b85-4a9e-8ed0-2652868bd980" height="234" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Charlie%20Brown.PNG" width="416" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Home Alone" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cf70830f-b002-41ad-82d7-6a3f968bfe75" height="365" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Roland%20L%C3%B6sslein.jpg" width="261" /><figcaption>© Roland Lösslein</figcaption></figure></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong><em>Harry Potter</em> theme by John Williams</strong></span></h2> <p> </p> <p><span class="color-white"><span class="color-white">As</span><span class="color-white"> previously mentioned, John Williams composed the theme for the first 3 Harry Potter movies. The instrumental track, Hedwig's Theme, became the theme for every following Harry Potter film. </span></span></p> <p><span class="color-white"><span class="color-white">The composers of the other 5 Harry Potter movies (Patrick Doyle, Nicholas Hooper, and Alexandre Desplat) reinterpreted the original Hedwig's Theme.</span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <h2><span><span><span><strong><em>Love Actually</em>’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Olivia Olson</strong></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>In the movie Love Actually, young actress Olivia Olson performs an incredible rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You". We all know Mariah Carey’s original version, but Olivia Olson brought it to another level! Even if her live performance in the movie only lasts </span></span></span>a few minutes, it is etched in our memories. In 2009, the actress and singer admitted in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the team behind the movie asked her to sing it worse than she actually could to make it sounds more like a 10-year old girl.</p> </div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p>                 <img alt="love actually" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0f969ed7-ec4d-4f3a-8ad5-29b32cfc6843" height="336" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/love%20actually_0.jpg" width="227" /></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="mean girls" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="429ddb8a-9491-4f77-9d99-f407113f551a" height="359" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/mean%20girls_0.jpg" width="292" /></div> <div class="col"> <h2><span class="color-white"><strong>"Jingle Bell Rock” by the cast of <em>Mean Girls</em></strong></span></h2> <p><span class="color-white">Mean Girls is a pop culture classic. Even if it is not really a holiday film, one scene makes it a seasonal classic. In this scene, the Plastics, the most popular girls in school, perform their own – quite girly - rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock” at a talent show. Their version, choreography, costumes, and glitches, totally revamped this vintage ‘50s Christmas song. </span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span><span>Take a break, pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, wrap your feet in a warm blanket, and binge watch holiday movies!</span></span></span></strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holiday" hreflang="en">Holiday</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Stingray Juicebox</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/2-Top-10-Christmas-movies.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Couple watching holiday movies" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/Channel%20Thumbnail.PNG" width="269" height="268" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-link field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Link</div> <div class="field__item">https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N1307?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-cross-promo-body field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Listen to the</p> <p><a><strong>Favorite Christmas Soundtrack Channel</strong></a></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:23:57 +0000 Lucille 638 at https://blog.stingray.com Stingray Music Mobile App Launches in the US https://blog.stingray.com/stingray-music-mobile-app-launches-us <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Stingray Music Mobile App Launches in the US</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/32" lang="" about="/user/32" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Nedjma</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/11/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><strong><span><span><span>Stingray is ending 2018 on a high note with the launch of the free <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/CA" target="_blank">Stingray Music</a> mobile app to all music fans in the US. It’s a momentous step for our expansion into the direct-to-consumer app market.</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span>Available for iOS and Android, Stingray Music brings together 1000s of channels is all genres, each curated by a music expert. Forget guessing games, at the tap of a button you are guaranteed continuous music channels lovingly put together for all the moments that matter to you, whether it’s a family dinner, a roof-raising house party, or a vigorous workout. In addition to the fan-favorite feature the unlimited skip, Stingray Music provides listeners with personalized recommendations and access to an optimized search engine.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Over the past year, we have been single-mindedly focused on developing an app that will enable us to enter the American market with what we believe is the easiest way to consume music,” said<strong> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierrejeanlavigne/" target="_blank">Pierre-Jean Lavigne</a>, Senior Product Manager, Stingray Music</strong>. “Where other services may have become bloated with upsell schemes, superfluous features, and obscure artists most have never heard of, we have chosen to focus on the essentials: easy access to the music you really want to listen to.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Stingray is no stranger to music services with more than a decade of B2B experience in 156 countries including the US where we count AT&amp;T, Comcast, and Cox amongst long-standing clients. Stingray Music was first introduced in Canada as pay audio channels on television before making its mark as a mobile app with a 4.8 rating in the App Store.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Stingray Music is changing what consumers have come to expect from music apps by focusing on what we do best: providing simple, curated, lean back listening experiences," said <strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredranger/" target="_blank">Fred Ranger</a>, Vice-President, Product Marketing</strong>. “Making Stingray Music available to everyone in the US is a major milestone for our company. We have set ambitious expectations for ourselves, but with a decade of music expertise behind our belt, we are poised and ready to become a major player in the competitive music app market.”</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row"> <div class="col"> <p>                                  <a href="https://apple.co/2Eq7N6Z" target="_blank"><img alt="Download on the app store" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="293ba162-0824-4be0-816e-4e89bb0d9742" height="58" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Download_on_the_App_Store_Badge.png" width="195" /></a></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stingray.galaxie.android&amp;?utm_source=stingray-blog-website_referral_launch-US-article&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><img alt="Get it on Google Play" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ee67f208-9175-44cd-80ed-db6da3eae8bb" height="56" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Get_it_on_Google_play.png" width="191" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/feature" hreflang="en">Feature</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2018-12/stingray%20music_0.jpg" width="600" height="293" alt="Stingray Music Mobile App Launches in the US" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:40:17 +0000 Nedjma 637 at https://blog.stingray.com 5 Albums You Missed in 2018 | Stingray https://blog.stingray.com/5-albums-you-missed-2018-stingray <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 Albums You Missed in 2018 | Stingray</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/121" lang="" about="/user/121" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Rokas</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/10/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>2018 was very special for jazz music as the genre became more appealing, listenable, and interesting. Most importantly, however, it appears that jazz was given a new lease on life as more artists started reflecting on and addressing their surrounding cultures. Also, hip-hop and EDM influences, which for more than 3 decades have been gaining enormous global popularity, finally attracted serious attention among jazz artists worldwide.</p> <p>Stingray has already picked<a href="https://blog.stingray.com/jazz-albums-2018-top-10?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"> the top 10 jazz albums of 2018</a>. Yet, with so many great albums released this year, some may have slipped under the radar. Here are the top 5 hidden gems that deserve to be discovered.</p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">🎧 ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">Abstract Orchestra - <i><em>Madvillain Vol 1.</em> </i>| ATA Records</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Abstract Orchestra - Madvillain Vol 1." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b1254c4c-1854-4f3d-b69f-5de0a3e4d307" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Abstract%20Orchestra%20-%20Madvillain%20Vol%201..jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Abstract Orchestra, from Leeds in the United Kingdom, is reshaping the role of the big band role in jazz history by challenging the repertoire associated with such ensemble sizes. Instead of typical swinging numbers, Abstract Orchestra performs the best tracks of iconic hip-hop supergroup Madvillain.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Chris Dave And The Drumhedz | Blue Note Records</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Chris Dave And The Drumhedz" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bd540563-46c8-439d-98e1-b194e876e6f0" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Chris%20Dave%20And%20The%20Drumhedz.png" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Chris “Daddy” Dave is best known as the ex-drummer of the iconic Robert Glasper trio. Dave’s drumming style and technique achieved a cult-like status among many aspiring drummers around the world. Blending genres such as jazz and hip-hop, Chris Dave’s debut album is a hell of a sonic journey.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">DJM Trio - <i><em>Cave Art Two</em> </i>| Paxico Records</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="DJM Trio - Cave Art Two" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f07f29db-11e2-4313-b474-03e1b55156f6" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/DJM%20Trio%20-%20Cave%20Art%20Two.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Pianist Dominic J. Marshall is a huge hip-hop fan. Although better known for writing and performing his own compositions, in “Cave Art Two” the rising British jazz artist further explores the possibilities of transposing famous hip-hop numbers into instrumental jazz piano trio setting.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span>Makaya McCraven - <a><i></i></a><em>Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) </em>| International Anthem</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Makaya McCraven - Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape)" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a6b66614-a0b9-428b-82e6-fdd08fcf5f8a" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Makaya%20McCraven%20-%20Where%20We%20Come%20From%20%28CHICAGOxLONDON%20Mixtape%29.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Both Makaya McCraven albums released in 2018 are worth a mention. Yet, for all the credit “Universal Beings” deserves, it is the previous release, “Where We Come From” that was more unexpected and featured artists who gained universal attention throughout the year: Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon-Jones, Soweto Kinch and many more. </span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span class="color-white">Ambrose Akinmusire - <i><em>Origami Harvest</em> </i>| Blue Note Records</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="Ambrose Akinmusire - Origami Harvest" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="04bf795d-7077-441d-840e-dd6fc99d1bff" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Ambrose%20Akinmusire%20-%20Origami%20Harvest_0.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Although hip-hop and chamber music have been recurring influences in jazz for quite some time, their fusion is far less common. With an additional small dose of free improvisation, the trumpeters Ambrose Akinmusire’s 2018 release shouldn't be overlooked by anyone interested in jazz.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">🎧 ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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It might be the last, but it is definitely not the least!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Browsing one profile to another, we explored Instagram and discovered music gems. This month, we present 4 bands, 100% <i>Made in Canada,</i> who will please your ears, and asked them a few short questions. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Sit back, try to relax, and enjoy the ride!</span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Zolas</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt=" © The Zolas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ba1cfe2e-cef2-4cfe-808a-9dd1188207c1" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/The%20Zolas.jpg" /><figcaption> © The Zolas</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thezolas/?hl=en" target="_blank">@thezolas</a> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">The Zolas hail from Vancouver. With 3 albums and 1 EP recorded in less than a decade, they’ve grown a strong and dedicated fan base! </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">__</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">1.  What genre would best describe your music?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Alt-rock/brit-pop? We try to make every album different. It’s not a rule for us it just seems to be that way. Our last record was definitely poppy with flourishing synths. The new one has much more guitar in it and sounds like something we would have worshipped growing up.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">2. Can you share a random fun fact about The Zolas?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Our drummer Cody is low-key the undisputed best singer in the band.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">#plur</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">We Are The City. Dilly dally. Yukon blonde. Peach pit.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">5. Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">We’re submerged in our nasty jam space writing this generation’s “What’s the Story Morning Glory”.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to The Zolas on Stingray Music</span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Yukon Blonde </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="YUKON BLONDE - CRITICAL HIT - LABEL DINE ALONE RECORDS" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="385308e3-a386-438c-95ec-c1176ca541c8" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/YUKON%20BLONDE%20-%20CRITICAL%20HIT%20-LABEL%20%20DINE%20ALONE%20RECORDS.jpg" /><figcaption> © Yukon Blonde - Dine Alone Records</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/yukonblonde/?hl=en" target="_blank">@yukonblonde</a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Yukon Blonde is also from the Canadian West Coast. Their catchy melodies bring us back to the ‘80s, and we love it! </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>On repeat: ‘Saturday Night’, a tune from their 5th album <i>On Blonde</i>. </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">__</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>1.  What genre would best describe your music?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Psychedelic lounge? That’s always a hard question.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>2. Can you share a random fun fact about Yukon Blonde?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>We open our bags of chips in landscape mode as opposed to portrait mode. That way you can get a good look at your chip and, you know, see what you’re working with. You also don’t need do put your hand so deep in the chip well. It’s definitely a more premium chip user experience.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><i><span>#garth</span></i></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></i></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Nihilist Arby’s.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><i><span>5. </span></i><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><i><span>Going to Japan, then coming home and getting jobs!</span></i></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to Yukon Blonde on Stingray Music</span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>We Are The City</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="We Are The City - Kirsten Huculiak" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="82ec97b1-cd6d-425d-8135-da9929b6e136" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/We%20Are%20The%20City%20-%20Kirsten%20Huculiak.jpg" /><figcaption>We Are The City | © Kirsten Huculiak</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/wearethecity/?hl=en" target="_blank">@wearethecity</a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Kudos to another Canadian band! We Are The City is a trio composed of</span> <span>Cayne McKenzie (singer-keyboardist), Andy Huculiak (drummer), and David Menze (guitarist). We really love “Dark Horizon”,  it’s just unique and beautiful. Andy Huculiak answered to our questions. </span><span><span>🔽</span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span>__</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>1.  What genre would best describe your music?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Experimental and explosive pop.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>2. Can you share a random fun fact about We Are The City?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>We've been a band for 10 years and started playing together when we were still in high school. And yet, we're still learning new things about each other.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>#musicforeverymood</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>4. Which bands/artists do you follow on social media?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Some great Canadian artists — Shad, Royal Canoe, Highs, Said the Whale, The Zolas, Shane Koyczan, Hannah Epperson, Andy Shauf, Blue J.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Some great American artists — Copeland, Kanye West, mewithoutYou, Deerhoof.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>And some great International artists — Razika, Hope, Ryoji Ikeda, Moddi.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>This is not an exhaustive list though!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span>5. </span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tell us, in less than 140 characters, about your upcoming projects. </span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Putting together our next album that will be released next year called RIP. Planning a special tour around that. And perhaps our most ambitious/daring music video yet.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Listen to We Are The City on Stingray Music </span>  <a class="button" href="//music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1128?utm_source=referral&amp;utm_medium=stingray-music-blog" target="_blank">🎧⏯</a></span></span></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Born Ruffians</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="BORN RUFFIANS by Matt Barnes" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f4b2aa6c-de2b-4d94-aad6-f1411498c9eb" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/BORN%20RUFFIANS%20by%20Matt%20Barnes%20%28LO%20RES%29.jpg" /><figcaption>Born Ruffians | © Matt Barnes</figcaption></figure><p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/bornruffiansmusic/?hl=en" target="_blank">@bornruffiansmusic</a> </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The Ontario’s band Born Ruffians was formed in 2004 by school friends Luke Lalonde (guitar/vocals), Mitch Derosier (bass), Andy Lloyd (guitar/keyboard) and Steve Hamelin (drums). This year, the band released their 5th studio album</span> <i><span>Uncle, Duke &amp; The Chief</span></i><span>. Go see them on stage! They’re currently touring North America. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Listen to “Fade To Black” and get your daily dose of good vibes! </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><span><span>--</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>1. </span></strong><strong> </strong><strong><span>What genre would best describe your music?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> Indie Rock</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>2. Can you share a random fun fact about Born Ruffians?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> We formed our band in our high school music class where we all played trombone. We suck at trombone.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>3. Which #hashtag (just 1!) would you use to describe your work?</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span> #ruff</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>4. 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12/06/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>I always have a hard time picking an album to review and this month was no different. I sat with <i>Oxnard</i> by Anderson .Paak for a week, then got hooked up with a copy of Meek’s <i>Championships </i>a day before it was released, only to land on writing about Earl’s new joint. All 3 albums probably reflect different aspects of my taste in music. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Anderson has the groove and soul aspect, Meek connects with my “OG” hip-hop appreciation and then Earl was the oddball; and I have always been an oddball. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>I remember listening to Earl on the different OF mixtapes and compilations, and although he wasn’t my favorite at the time, I understood him. The kid who hung out with “questionable” characters, as his mother would say. Weird thoughts and a taste in music that made him that minimalist in the crew. The best part about Earl in 2013 on <i>Doris</i> and Earl now is that he continues to be the minimalist. Sure, some of the tracks on <i>Doris</i> aren’t completely stripped down but his overall style is that of a West Coast kid who understood Dilla. Plus, the tracks that often had more elements to them didn’t sound as much like Earl tracks. “Sunday” with Frank Ocean sounds like an Earl &amp; Frank collabo, while “Whoa” (although a great track), sounds like a  Tyler track that Earl was asked to do so they could have something more  “commercial”.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>We really got to hear Earl’s production style on “I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt”. Here, we had the ultimate “being in your feels” music. At 31, here I was listening to someone 11 years my junior, with deeper self-awareness than I had. Spitting lyrics like he was trying to sweat out toxins and cleanse his soul. Which left me patiently waiting for more new music from him. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>I think the main reason I was really looking forward to a new project was how much the hip-hop landscape has changed in 3 years. While listening to tracks like “Shattered Dreams”, “Red Water”, and “Cold Summers”, I got the sense that Earl knew people wanted short and to the point. Specifically, in “Red Water” where the same verse delivered 4 times without being annoying. The track “Nowhere2go” is a solid presentation of Earl’s aesthetic, as well as a nod to his idea that he is a “kid” in comparison to other people around him when it comes to this music thing. He speaks about friendships and loneliness, depression, suicide and loss. He manages to address all that in under 2 minutes, and does it with ease. The crazy part is how difficult this track must have been to work on, yet he delivers the message easily.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“Nowhere2go” is probably the best track to use as single, since production wise it really does give you a glimpse into the album. The album’s production is noisy and unpolished, the flow is classic but also wild, and the vibe is laidback. “The Mint” is the second track to be released, and I remember thinking “this is refreshingly weird”. I liked how simple it was, and the beat, again, was stripped down and simple af. Like the type of track I want to listen to while floating on a lake while trying to forget my worries. Then, “The Bends” has a sweat Linda Clifford sample throughout, and after the quick, almost interlude-esque style of “Loosie” we get another f—ing insane sample in “Azucar” (a sample I searched the internet for 2 days straight before I gave up. @me if you know what it is, I will buy you a drink). When I mentioned Dilla earlier, “Azucar” was the exact track I meant. It is the continuation of everything Dilla stood for: simple, chopped up perfection. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>After listening to “Azucar” on loop for another 20 minutes, I eventually moved on to “Eclipse”, but moving on was almost scary, like I might never get to hear it again. Being a ‘90s kid, it was like listening to the song on college radio and knowing you might not hear it for another couple days. OK sorry, back to “Eclipse” and “Veins”, 2 equally good tracks. The sample on “Veins” felt like another Dilla nod, while some of the lyrics had a little bit of the old Earl, the beat didn’t, which was an interesting juxtaposition. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Moving onto the end of the album, we got “Playing Possum”, which is a short track featuring Earl’s parents. I ain’t gonna lie y’all, this one hit hard. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Hearing his mother thank everyone and then his father’s lines cut into place, like a conversation in a dream, where the sentence makes sense even if the words don’t in the order they’re said. It was weird, trippy, emotional and creative. “Peanut” is an interesting follow up to “Playing Possum”. At first, it felt like it didn’t fit and after some research I found out it was one of 2 tracks recorded after Earl’s father passed in January. So I got it after that. I got the whole broken feeling and I respect it. The track is less musical and more mindscape exploration. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Lastly, we get to “Riot!” and throughout the album I did my best to not compare Earl to another artist I felt he was tapping into, but when he ended his album with an instrumental, I couldn’t help but think of Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey. Very different artist, but both are twigs from the same branch of hip-hop. “Riot!” is the other track that was produced after the passing of Keorapetse (Bra Willie) Kgositsile, Earl’s father and a renowned poet. The song starts with little hits and builds up, still maintaining his minimalist approach, then the horns kick in and at some point the track starts to break down and sounds sad. It’s the type of song you might play at the end of a show to let everyone know it’s time to go home, while everyone is smiling and hugging and crying, because it’s all come to an end. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>I have to say, for my last review of 2018, this was a pleasure to write. The album is easily going to make my Top 10 list and Earl is one of my favorites. He has been from crazy lines like “Dirty like a bum's unwiped ass now / I'm transitioning from class clown to cash cow” to “There is not a black woman I can’t thank” on his latest album. Earl Sweatshirt has not only grown but has evolved, himself, his music and his fans.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Notable tracks: Azucar, Playing Possum, Riot!, The Bends.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Stingray wishes to tangibly participate in their success. It is therefore with enthusiasm that we renew every year our commitment by presenting Stingray Rising Stars awards at numerous events across the country.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Prior to winning the award, Silla and Rise performed as a part of Mundial Montreal’s Indigenous Sounds series, giving the audience a glimpse of their electric stage presence.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>“Our live show is very improvisational and ranges far and wide,” say Silla and Rise. “Using the sounds and textures of our recorded songs, we improvise and “battle” each other in the same way that traditional throat singers do, but as a trio with rise performing electronic percussion with samples. Tempos, feeling and intensity vary to the extreme and every performance is unique. The same song can sound completely different depending on the venue and the crowd.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The Indigenous Sounds series also showcased <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><a href="https://blog.stingray.com/Jeremy-Dutcher-2018-Polaris" target="_blank">2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher</a></span></span> and featured a panel discussion called<em> Idle No More III: Indigenous Renaissance</em>. The summit’s significant focus on Indigenous talent provided further proof that there is indeed a musical renaissance taking shape in Canada.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>“More and more people are starting to take notice because of the reconciliation that is taking place between indigenous and non-indigenous people,” say Silla and Rise, who are currently working on their second album. “Indigenous people worldwide are rising up and using our voice, music, culture and art to connect, celebrate and reconcile in a modern way.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>“We think it is just the beginning and we’re really looking forward to what the future holds for Indigenous music.”</span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"><img alt="Silla and Rise Studio" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="30a30118-a9ef-4c16-aa95-211dd29893ee" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Silla%20and%20Rise%20Studio.jpeg" /></div> <div class="col"> <p> </p> <p><span><span class="color-white size-normal">''We are so humbled to have received the Stingray prize! Its exciting to have Indigenous music being celebrated and recognized and we are proud to share our blend of traditional and contemporary Inuit throat singing with the world. We are hard at work on our new album and our new material is road-tested and tight! We have been recording and we can’t wait to start unleashing it!''</span></span></p> <p><span><span class="color-white tinytext">Silla and Rise</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Keep up with Canada's Indigenous music talent on <a href="http://digitaldrum.ca/">digitaldrum.ca</a></strong></p> <p><em><span class="tinytext">This article was originally published on <a href="http://digitaldrum.ca/">digitaldrum.ca</a>. 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class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:46:21 +0000 Digital Drum 632 at https://blog.stingray.com Lesser Evil | Entrevue https://blog.stingray.com/lesser-evil-entrevue <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lesser Evil | Entrevue</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/sasha" lang="" about="/sasha" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Sasha</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/03/2018</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>Un premier EP décloisonné et libre</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>À la veille de la sortie du premier EP éponyme de Lesser Evil le 30 novembre 2018 sous l’étiquette montréalaise Cult Nation, nous nous sommes entretenus avec les 2 membres du groupe pour parler musique et inspiration. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Lesser Evil est né de la rencontre de Christophe et d'Ariane, deux artistes qui ont choisi l'isolement et la liberté d'un véhicule récréatif stationné au fond d’un bois (sans électricité, sans eau courante ni wifi) pour écrire et composer quatre morceaux tout en puissance. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Dans ce mini album, </span></span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>c’est l'expérimentation qui règne en maître, cohabitant admirablement avec le groove fascinant de basses synthétiques, et le noise électrisant d’un saxophone puissant. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Écouter Lesser Evil c’est partir à l’aventure et être charmé par la force d’un </span></span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>chassé-croisé d’émotions.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_N0285?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">🎧 ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="Lesser Evil - EP Cover" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c9b6fbc8-7322-4541-8dfd-e3f2db22d33b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Lesser%20Evil%20-%20EP%20Cover.JPG" /><figcaption><em>Lesser Evil - Couverture de l'EP </em></figcaption></figure><p><span><span><strong><i></i></strong></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>1) Quel est le premier et dernier album (ou chanson) que vous avez streamé? </strong></em></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><i></i></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Christophe: Premier aucune idée, ça remonte à quelques années et probablement bien avant l’arrivée des services de streaming d’aujourd’hui. Le dernier est <i>Piano Nights</i> de Bohren &amp; der club of Gore.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Ariane : Le premier devait être <i>Third</i> de Portishead, c’est une référence que j’utilise pour comparer la qualité sonore de mes systèmes de son. Le dernier serait <i>El mal Querer</i> de Rosalìa. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><i>2) Nommez une chanson que vous auriez aimé avoir écrite/composée. Pourquoi?</i></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>A : « Tiny Girls » d’Iggy Pop, le texte est simple mais si évocateur grâce à la performance d’Iggy. Ses paroles me font sentir impuissante et révoltée à chaque fois. Aussi, pour la progression harmonique, spécialement pendant les interventions de saxophone. Les modulations sont jouissives.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>C: « The Rest of Us » de Colin Stetson &amp; Sarah Neufeld, bien qu’elle ne soit pas à proprement écrite, si j’avais pu m’approcher de ça au saxophone, je n’aurais jamais arrêté de me consacrer à cet instrument. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><i>3) Quelle est la première chanson que vous avez appris à jouer?</i></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>A: Comme la plupart des enfants avec un piano à la maison, j’ai appris la fameuse chanson qui se joue avec ses poings... « Toujours vivant » de Gerry Boulet!</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>C: Gerry?  Drôle … J’avais un piano à la maison moi aussi, mais la chanson que je jouais avec mes poings était « La bitt à Tibi » de Raoul Duguay.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><i>4) Si vous pouviez faire les premières parties de 3 artistes, qui seraient-ils (elles)?</i></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><i></i></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Beak</span></span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>, Suuns, Lana Del Rey</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><i>5) Avec quel(s) artiste(s) aimeriez-vous collaborer?</i></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><i></i></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Brian Eno, Tyler the Creator, Homeshake, Ariel Pink</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><i>7) Quelles ont été vos inspirations pour votre premier E.P. ?</i></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>La dystopie des romans de Philip K. Dick, le film <i>Birth</i> de Jonathan Blazer, le ruisseau froid en bas de la côte à Chertsey, la chanson <i>Champagne</i> de Kenny G ( no joke).</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><i>Et pour finir.</i></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><strong><i>.. A quand un concert?? </i></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Pas de dates au calendrier, mais assurément en 2019!</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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Many jazz festivals’ lineups highlighted young and upcoming artists, while different radio and video broadcasts gave them exposure that has been unprecedented over the past 30 years. It almost seems that jazz started looking towards the future instead of its rich history, which hasn’t really been the case since the 1980s when the last boom of really young jazz musicians from the United States appeared on the scene. With this in mind, we have selected 10 nominees for jazz album of the year. Each, in one way or another, reflect jazz’s mood in 2018.</span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">🎧 ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span class="white">Ezra Collective -<em> Juan Pablo: The Philosopher </em>| Enter The Jungle Records</span></h3> <p><img alt="Ezra Collective - Juan Pablo: The Philosopher" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b43472ae-bf16-4a99-9dac-2318451db29e" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Juan%20Pablo%20The%20Philosopher_3.jpg" /></p> <p><span class="color-white">The debut release of the London-based group Ezra Collective has already won the prestigious Jazz Album of the Year Award at Gilles Peterson’s 2018 Worldwide Awards. Recorded in the legendary Abbey Road Studios and partly mixed by Sam "Floating Points" Shepherd, this album is one of 2018’s highlights.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>Joe Armon-Jones - <i><em>Starting Today</em> </i>| Brownswood Records</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt=" Joe Armon-Jones - Starting Today " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9096029b-6af4-4658-8bea-fac3705baba1" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Joe%20Armon-Jones%20-%20Starting%20Today.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The pianist Joe Armon-Jones was one of 2018’s most productive jazz. He recorded with Ezra Collective and toured with them and Nubya Garcia. More importantly, Armon-Jones released his solo album, which is a soulful combination of original numbers that differ from everything else released this year.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span class="color-white">GoGo Penguin - <i><em>A Hundrum Star</em> </i>| Blue Note Records</span></strong></h3> <p><span class="color-white"><strong><img alt="GoGo Penguin - A Hundrum Star" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fe01658d-ad30-493c-8241-d8fce5959a97" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/GoGo%20Penguin%20-%20A%20Hundrum%20Star_1.jpg" /></strong></span></p> <p><span class="color-white">The fourth studio release by the Manchester-based piano trio is further shaping the group's sonic identity: an elegant blend of jazz and electronic music elements, original compositions, as well as a subtle cinematic atmosphere. The trio has one of the most unique voices on the jazz scene today.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span>Kamaal Williams - <i><em>The Return </em></i>| Black Focus Records</span></span></span></span></strong><br />  </h3> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Kamaal Williams - The Return" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e14e0385-0a13-4071-8bbc-ec8e30e87896" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kamaal%20Williams%20-%20The%20Return.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>It didn’t take long for Kamaal Williams to release his solo album after leaving the duo Yussef Kamaal. The unique musical aspects that made the duo special are all present in Williams’ new release, making it feel like an organic continuation rather than a new path in the pianist’s artistic career.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Kamasi Washington - <i><em>Heaven And Earth</em> </i>| Young Turks</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><img alt="Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="34e75f51-5c24-47b9-8429-f4cfc1119c61" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Kamasi%20Washington%20-%20Heaven%20And%20Earth.jpg" /></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">After releasing <i>The Epic</i> in 2015, Kamasi Washington was declared the saviour of jazz. The album’s success left huge shoes to fill for the saxophonist’s future releases. Yet, <i>Heaven And Earth</i> is a very similarly crafted sonic journey that lasts for more than 2 hours and further explores the meaning of spirituality in jazz.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span>Maisha - <i><em>There Is A Place </em></i>| Brownswood Records</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Maisha - There Is A Place" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="63dbb0dd-16c4-4012-82ba-1383bd92d5ec" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Maisha%20-%20There%20Is%20A%20Place.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Blending African and Eastern musical elements r with modality and expressiveness, Maisha’s debut album is one of the most exciting and fresh sounding releases of 2018. At times, the album’s atmosphere feels tribal and the overall hypnotic feel is what makes it sound so unique.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Moses Boyd Exodus - <i><em>Displaced Diaspora</em> </i>| Exodus</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span class="color-white"><strong><img alt="Moses Boyd Exodus - Displaced Diaspora" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a6c5e1fa-67ce-4d31-86dd-46e6ebf9f2cf" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Moses%20Boyd%20Exodus%20-%20Displaced%20Diaspora.jpg" /></strong></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">The British drummer Moses Boyd has already proven that there are still fresh ideas to be born from the marriage between jazz and electronic music. His new release, however, reaches beyond the repetitive rhythmic pattern exploration and incorporates a beautiful jazz ensemble arrangements as well.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span>R + R = Now - <i><em>Collagically Speaking </em></i>| Blue Note Records</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="R + R = Now - Collagically Speaking" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e9f3eaae-19dc-477e-9b6c-13f8218aa1b2" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/R%20%2B%20R%20%3D%20Now%20-%20Collagically%20Speaking.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Robert Glasper has been one of the leading jazz pianists for a decade. His piano trio and the experimental band later set new trends in the music. Following the same path, Glasper’s new supergroup debut album’s featuring Christian Scott and Taylor McFerrin combines R&amp;B, jazz fusion, and instrumental hip-hop.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Sons Of Kemet - <i><em>Your Queen Is A Reptile </em></i>| Impulse!</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><img alt="Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="578a6902-5d5c-4dae-ae44-dc56142d8046" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Sons%20Of%20Kemet%20-%20Your%20Queen%20Is%20A%20Reptile.jpg" /></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Led by Shabaka Hutching, Sons Of Kemet’s third studio album is perhaps the most political jazz release in years. Exploring racial and gender inequalities and dedicated to influential black women throughout history, it was nominated for the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize Album of the Year award.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span><span>Various Artists -<em> <i>We Out Here</i></em> | Brownswood Records</span></span></span></span></strong></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Various Artists - We Out Here" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ec35ac22-4e84-4553-aebc-24dc45a19471" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Various%20Artists%20-%20We%20Out%20Here.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The influential British music tastemaker, Gilles Peterson, assembled a compilation of tracks that represent London jazz music scene. The album’s release was followed by the video documentary portraying the music’s community and the musicians involved: Joe Armon-Jones, Maisha, Moses Boyd and many more.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="https://webplayer.stingray.com/play/channel-info/description?channel-id=VIB_S0529?utm_source=stingray-blog-website&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">🎧 ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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