Saxophonist Aakash Mittal draws his inspiration from a plethora of sources. We sit down and talk with him in anticiaption of Aawaz trio show March 11 at National Sawdust (curated by Du Yun)
We’ll also hear his live set from 2017s Ragas Live Festival at Rubin Museum of Art with Rez Abassi on Guitar and Alex Ritz on Drums.
An intimate conversation with Randy Weston at his home in Brooklyn in 2010. The master jazz musician tells tales of his times with Charlie Parker, Max Roach, Fela Kuti and countless legends. Among many accomplishments, Mr. Weston is responsible for bringing gnawa music to a much larger audience, so we thought we’d share this interview before we host Innov Gnawa at a concert at the Mercy Home in Brooklyn this Wednesday. Tickets for that concert 2/28/18 are available here on the airbnb platform
In anticipation of his album release Feb 16 at Littlefield, the tabla/drumset maverick came to WKCR and shared some exclusive live tracks.