10 Fingers: Gretchen Parlato

by Ella Campbell After the second set at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, I was able to catch up with Gretchen Parlato and ask her a few questions. We are very excited about her – not only is she a phenomenal musician, soulful vocalist, playful front-woman, and fun person to talk to, she is […]

10 Fingers: Burniss Earl Travis

By Ella Campbell Burniss Earl Travis is one of the bass calls for Gretchen Parlato and the Robert Glasper Experiment. He is pretty off the radar – the only websites we could find were his MySpace and other blog interviews. Maybe he has an old Xanga floating around or something too. He’s the youngest of […]

10 Fingers: Ishmael Butler

by Ella Campbell For my birthday weekend, I traveled to Detroit to see Ishmael Butler perform in his duo known as Shabazz Palaces. In this group he rolls under the alias Palaceer Lazaro, but he is still affectionately known to many as Butterfly from Digable Planets. We know, Ishmael, Dig Planets take the three of […]