Addressing Sexism in the Jazz Industry: A talk with Amanda Ekery

    WRBB’s Juliana Van Amsterdam sits down with composer and jazz vocalist Amanda Ekery. I spoke with Amanda Ekery, a talented composer and jazz vocalist, one early morning to discuss her latest album release and her thoughts on sexism in the jazz industry. Ekery was gearing up to celebrate the November 3rd release of Keys with […]

    Kurt Vile releases full-length ‘Bottle It In’

    Kurt Vile Bottle It In Matador · October 12, 2018 Of Vile’s many albums, Bottle It In is especially pedestrian, presented as one long conversation with his listeners. There comes a time in every aging rocker’s life where they produce a highly personal mid-life contemplation, and the time for Kurt Vile is now. Now approaching 40, […]

    Mitski shines once again with ‘Be the Cowboy’

    Mitski Be the Cowboy Dead Oceans · August 17, 2018 Mitski Miyawaki is officially done acting as your diary. Tired of fans projecting their inner turmoil and romantic pitfalls onto her, she has created her latest album, Be the Cowboy, an exquisite version of musical make-believe. Mitski, who self-released her first studio album Lush in 2012, gained […]

    Kamasi Washington releases full-length ‘Heaven and Earth’

    Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth Shoto Mas Inc. / Young Turks Recordings · June 22, 2018 The cover of Kamasi Washington’s Heaven and Earth is not what one might expect for a jazz album, but it manages to perfectly encapsulate the energy of the tenor saxophonist-producer-composer’s latest release. Washington appears in the foreground cloaked in decadent gold […]

    Ben Howard releases full-length ‘Noonday Dream’

    Ben Howard Noonday Dream Ben Howard Music Ltd. / Island · June 1, 2018 The prized British musician’s third full-length release is a marked departure from his earlier ventures, leap-frogging from the folksy Every Kingdom (2011) and the melancholic I Forget Where We Were (2014) to a grander, more experimental style. Howard utilizes soundscapes throughout Noonday Dream, […]

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