As with the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet album Time Out and Miles' Sketches of Spain, Legacy Recordings put me on assignment to produce a couple of podcast episodes celebrating Charles Mingus' masterpiece Mingus Ah Um in 2009. And like the previous two classic albums from 1959, these episodes got lost in the shuffle at Legacy and were never released. Finally, with the help of a few colleagues over there, we proudly present our celebration of Mingus Ah Um beginning with this episode featuring bassist Kyle Eastwood. A special thanks to Ron Moss for making this interview happen.
World music pioneer Adam Rudolph and his groundbreaking Go: Organic Orchestra join forces with Brooklyn Raga Massive to create the monumental new album, Ragmala – A Garland of Ragas (Meta Records). Ragmala bridges generations, cultures and traditions in a deep-rooted, forward-looking sound born of 21st-century innovation and hybrid voices. Epic in scale and ambition, the project features 40 world-class musicians including Gnawa master musician Hassan Hakmoun, legendary drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake, forward-thinking cornetist Graham Haynes, and tradition-blurring flutist...
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