James Newton “Flute Music”

When it comes to showing what’s possible with the flute, it doesn’t get any better than James Newton. His playing is otherworldly. His compositions become these lush sonic valleys that rise from nothing organically, infused with a pointed whimsy As a composer, he creates beautiful, whimsical worlds that drift and change direction like a river cutting through the land over millennia. Like the gradual changes … Continue reading James Newton “Flute Music”

Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #2: Charlatan

I’ve been wanting to make some kind of mix for the site for a while after having such a blast collaborating on the Halloween and Xmas mixes, so starting the year off with some Charlatan action on Foxy Digitalis feels right. After numerous stops and starts, I finally settled on a mix of one instrument/solo performance (mostly) pieces. There’s a little wiggle room, of course … Continue reading Foxy Digitalis Mix Season 2, #2: Charlatan

A Look Back at the Excavated Archives of 2021

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. The Year in Archival Releases and Reissues Fair warning, this is going to be a quick rundown of some of my favorite archival releases and reissues for 2021 as I kind of decided to put this together at the last minute. That’s not to say anything of the excellent or … Continue reading A Look Back at the Excavated Archives of 2021

The Electric Rubicon #1: Abdul Wadud

The Electric Rubicon is a project I’ve been thinking about for a while now, but it was only in the last few months that I got a clearer picture of how I wanted to pull it together. Basically this is going to be a regular (my goal is once-per-month!) show where each episode is focused on a single band, artist, or label and I spend some time digging into their history and importance and, more generally, what it is that makes them special. The main thing, though, is an excuse to pull out some killer tunes that most people have never heard, or at least haven’t heard in a while. Continue reading The Electric Rubicon #1: Abdul Wadud

Michael Gregory Jackson “Frequency Equilibrium Koan”

I readily admit that I’m still relatively out of the loop these days, but what seems like a recentish trend of all these past jazz sessions showing up on Bandcamp is awesome. Like last week’s Roberto Miranda [finish], Michael Gregory Jackson’s Frequency Equilibrium Koan is an absolute joy and hearing this document of a particular place during a particular time is like time traveling. I … Continue reading Michael Gregory Jackson “Frequency Equilibrium Koan”