Mamman Sani Abdoulaye :: Kok Kok Kok

A delightful, hypnotic video clip of Saharan keyboardist Mamman Sani Abdoulaye has surfaced via Sahel Sounds’ YouTube Channel. An extract from a 2016 DVD, Sani presides over his double-decker setup with a zen-like cool, backlit […]

Charles Mingus :: Live at Montreux, 1975

These days, when Charles Mingus is remembered, it’s primarily for records like Mingus Ah Um, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus or The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. All great records, but Mingus kept recording and […]

David Darling :: Cycles

Last year witnessed the opening of the hallowed digital vaults of the ECM label. Long a holdout from digital platforms, the Berlin based ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) was founded in 1969 by Manfred Eicher in […]

Dumb :: Barnyard

Holding down the down-and-dirty post-post-punk line in 2018. More Minutemen than contemporaries, Vancouver’s Dumb aren’t afraid to teeter on the edge of falling apart, or falling into syncopation. The catchiest moments on their new LP, […]