Davis’s 1970 album Bitches Brew turned jazz on its head and paved the way for fusion. More recently, Radiohead cited it as a key influence.
The release of a John Coltrane movie soundtrack from 1964 has brought jazz movies into focus.
For a musician anywhere, surviving and prospering within the genre called jazz has never been easy, and it still isn’t.
A greater synergy between academics and practitioners is needed to progress hip hop for it to be taken seriously as a core area for study.
The story of jazz in the ANC army-in-exile, Umkhonto we Sizwe culture is far more nuanced – and positive – than depicted in a new film.
The protest song “Malcolm’s gone” not only pays tribute to one of the most influential black leaders, but provocatively likens him, as a Muslim and so-called enemy of the state, to Jesus Christ.