Swedish Rockers Thundermother Announce New Album ‘Black And Gold’ Share New Single

Thundermother Swedish Rockers Thundermother Announce New Album ‘Black And Gold’Out August 19, 2022 via AFM RecordsShare new High Voltage Single “I Don’t Know You”Special Guests On Scorpions and Whitesnake Rock Believer North American Tour 2022 The rise of all-female heavy rock act THUNDERMOTHER has been impressive. Following their highly lauded, chart-breaking album Heat Wave (2020), … Read more

Kokoroko’s World of Black Music article @ All About Jazz

” data-original-title=”” title=””>Tony Allenand ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Fela Kuti. The extraordinary public reaction to their first release—a single track on the Brownswood Recordings sampler We Out Here in 2018—catapulted them to fame: “Abusey Junction” has received 48 million YouTube views to date. Since then they have chalked up a number of other successes: in 2020 they … Read more

Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown and Beige Revisited

Black, brown and beigethe jewel of Duke Ellington’s extended jazz compositions, “is probably less heard [than] any musical work of comparable reputation,” wrote critic Gary Giddins in his 1977 treatise “In Search of Black, Brown and Beige.” But, he added, it wouldn’t realize its potential “until a conductor with as intransigent a vision as Ellington’s … Read more

Interview with Moonchild on 10 Years Working Together, Releasing Starfruit, and Collaborating with Black Female Creators

You can probably feel the excitement in my words, talking to one of my all-time favorite bands out there. The legendary LA soul & jazz trio Moonchild have a special anniversary in 2022 – 10 years “working & growing together”, which was marked by their truly outstanding 5th studio album Starfruit (read my album review). … Read more