The Road Continues: An Interview With Mark Helias

Foxy Digitalis depends on our awesome readers to keep things rolling. Pledge your support today via our Patreon. Mark Helias should need no introduction considering his unparalleled body of work. There are few bassists over the last half-century that have composed and played on as much imaginative and influential work. I find myself returning to his solo albums with regularity, always intrigued by the breadth of sound they … Continue reading The Road Continues: An Interview With Mark Helias

Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias “See Our Way”

While preparing for an upcoming interview with bassist Mark Helias, I started making a list of artists he’s worked with over the past 40+ years and it’s an astonishing list. Helias has worked with everyone from Anthony Braxton and Don Cherry to the late Dennis Gonzalez and Bill Laswell. Some of his most inviting work, though, has been with soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom. See Our … Continue reading Jane Ira Bloom/Mark Helias “See Our Way”

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