Astral Spirits’ Expanding Universe

An interview with Astral Spirits founder, Nate Cross, on origins, current projects, and using your platform. Astral Spirits has become one of the most recognizable labels in the world of experimental jazz and improvised music. Since starting it in 2014, founder Nate Cross has pushed boundaries and expanded his offerings with the Astral Editions label. Cross is someone after my own heart, always looking forward and trying to figure how … Continue reading Astral Spirits’ Expanding Universe

The Countless Worlds of Colin Fisher

Thoughts on his new album, Daniel Carter, collaboration, and more. Toronto’s Colin Fisher doesn’t seem to ever stop. When you dig through his maze-like discography, there’s a huge assortment of solo works, collaborative releases, ensemble pieces and just about anything else in between. His ability to jump between a variety of instruments – saxophone, guitar, drums, and well beyond – adds not just to his versatility, but … Continue reading The Countless Worlds of Colin Fisher

Evan Caminiti Expands His Range

Evan Caminiti’s first narrative film soundtrack, Autoscopy, showcases his ability to create new worlds with sound. Evan Caminiti has been part of my musical journey in various ways over the past 15 years or so. We first met through his work with Barn Owl and formed a connection that sprouted many excellent works through the years. Through that time Caminiti’s work has evolved and taken … Continue reading Evan Caminiti Expands His Range

Finding the Edge of the Map w/ more eaze

An interview with Mari Maurice about histories, soul mates, & what it means to connect. Plus a couple favorite cocktail recipes for good measure! There are moments on Mari Maurice’s latest album as more eaze, yearn, that make time stop cold. She has this innate ability to mix wide-ranging elements and influences into beautiful, emotion-filled pop collages. There nothing else that sounds like more eaze. Her work … Continue reading Finding the Edge of the Map w/ more eaze

Yasmin Williams Lights Up the World

An interview with one of the most innovative solo guitarists around. Yasmin Williams makes guitar music unlike anything else I’ve heard. Though I just learned about her work earlier this year, I’ve been totally enthralled. What strikes me most about Williams music isn’t just that her technical ability is almost beyond comprehension – she dances around a fretboard in new, unheard ways with endless grace – … Continue reading Yasmin Williams Lights Up the World