10 Fingers: Christian Atunde Adjuah

by Ella Campbell 1. What was the first album you couldn’t stop listening to? The Soundtrack to Purple Rain. I ended up playing “Purple Rain” with him too, so it ended up coming full circle. I was in his band for two years, but it was kind of a nightmare to – EC: It was […]

Art Un-Covered

by Ella Campbell Please forgive this blog entry for being a bit more casual than usual. Buzz buzz buzz: NEXT Collective‘s album Cover Art. I’ve got your back, readers. I have made us all a playlist with all of the original tunes on it. Jazz to me, has a history of taking popular songs, and […]

Messages From Masters: Tim Warfield

by Ella Campbell After a Terell Stafford Quintet concert, the musicians all re-entered the stage and opened up the house for questions. A member of the audience asked a question about how to keep her sons involved in music. She has a son who is taking piano lessons and she can’t convince him to keep […]

10 Fingers: Tomeka Reid

By Hannah Dexter Tomeka Reid 1) What music do you listen to when you’re feeling thoughtful? Violinist Michael White’s Pneuma record from 1972. I love the whole vibe of the record and the positivity it speaks. 2) What is your favorite music to dance to? That’s a tough one as I actually really love dancing. […]

10 Fingers: Antonio Hart

by Ella Campbell After we talked to Marcus Strickland at the Dave Holland Big Band concert in Ann Arbor, we talked to Antonio Hart. 1. What was the first record you bought that you couldn’t stop listening to? I don’t remember the name of it, it was a Johnny Griffin record. And then I bought […]

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats team prepared a 2012 annual report for our blog. Here’s an excerpt: This blog got about 4,000 views in 2012. Click here to see the complete report.

10 Fingers: Marcus Strickland

by Ella Campbell Yesterday, after a fun and exciting Dave Holland Big Band concert, a friend and I cruised backstage to find some musicians to pester. Marcus Strickland was kind enough to let us ask him what he’s listening to. The concert was so much fun to listen to, the band was very fun to […]