Gregory Porter often talked in terms of his music being “organic.” This reporter couldn’t and wouldn’t let him escape without a full explanation of what he meant by that term.
Routes interviews founders Benny Diggs and Wiley Hicks talk about New York Community Choir – Let Jesus Fix It (1982)—The New Contemporary Gospel Sound. It looks as if NYCC was disbanded sometime after 1982. However, there is a 2013 Youtube interview … Read More
If you’re free on Saturday, October 8th at 3pm and in the mood for some good old-fashioned live entertainment, check out the benefit concert celebrating the life and friends of James Hubschmitt. You’ll find our very own Sandhi Santini performing songs from her … Read More
Legendary entertainer Dee Dee Bridgewater has won a great many things, among them: three Grammy Awards for her work as a jazz vocalist, a Tony Award for her role in The Wiz on Broadway, and the hearts and ears of … Read More
Called “the most imaginatively supple drummer in jazz” (The New York Times), drummer Brian Blade (Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell), began playing at Shreveport’s Zion Baptist Church, where his father — the spine-shaking Pastor Brady Blade, Sr. — has presided for … Read More
King Sunny Ade is the undisputed king of juju, the high-energy, highly danceable hybrid of Western pop and traditional African music with roots in the guitar tradition of Nigeria. Boasting a diverse roster of collaborators including Youssou N’Dour and Stevie … Read More