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INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

A Chat with the ‘Hey Arnold!’ Composer Who Folded Jazz into 90s Childhoods

How 66-year-old Jim Lang went from touring with the Pointer Sisters to soundtracking the Nickelodeon show about "football head."
Josh Baines
1.9.18
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

Stanley Clarke Is the Reason You Love Music

The legendary bass player, who basically invented jazz fusion, speaks about his lengthy career—from collaborating with Keith Richards to Paul McCartney to Miles Davis.
Jeff Weiss
12.14.17
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

Tyler, the Creator's Smooth Tiny Desk Concert Is the Epitome of His Vision

'Flower Boy' material + a live jazz-soul band is magical.
Phil Witmer
12.11.17
Premiere
Premiere

Marker Starling Reckons With Mortality on “Anchors & Ampersands”

The Canadian musician's newest record, which features Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier, is an expansive personal retrospective.
Sophie Kemp
11.21.17
New music
New music

Let's Figure Out What the Hell Is Going On in DRAM's "Check Ya Fabrics"

He's teamed up with Rick Rubin for a wacky, psychedelic soul cut that may need an explainer.
Phil Witmer
11.3.17
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

Billy Bragg Wants to Know Which Side You’re On

The legendary British songwriter enlightens us on working class rebellion, his new EP, 'Bridges Not Walls,' and his new book, 'Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World.'
Kim Kelly
10.25.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Get Your Face Gently Melted By Thundercat's Tiny Desk Concert

Jazz keys! Violin! BASS!
Phil Witmer
10.18.17
we saw this
we saw this

We Talked to People at the Largest Free Jazz Festival on the Planet

The 38th annual Detroit Jazz Festival took over the city for four days last weekend.
Natalie Weiner
9.6.17
Obituaries
Obituaries

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dies at 67

The news was confirmed early Sunday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
9.3.17
INTERVIEWS
INTERVIEWS

Mick Barr and Colin Marston Get Spooky and Spiritual on 'Hathenter Ouija'

We draw back the veil on the new jazz/drone project from the duo and their bandmates Kevin Hufnagel, Eliane Gazzard, and Brandon Seabrook (with appearances by Yoskiho Ohara and Christian Schiller).
Brad Cohan
8.17.17
New music
New music

Moses Sumney Makes Folk-Jazz Fusion Sound Natural and Rad on "Quarrel"

The new seven-minute track will melt your brain and force you to drink it like a milkshake. Thank us later.
Phil Witmer
8.11.17
Interview
Interview

Alice Coltrane’s Spirit Lives on Through the Sai Anantam Ashram Singers

A new album elevates the jazz pioneer's powerful music from the ashram to new audiences.
Sophie Miles
8.2.17