Steph Richards Featured on NPR

Source: KERA News.

This is FRESH AIR. Trumpet player Steph Richards was born in Alberta, studied music in the U.S. and Canada and moved to New York in 2008. There, she co-founded the Asphalt Orchestra. She’s also recorded with composers Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton and John Zorn. In 2014, she began teaching at UC San Diego. Last year, Steph Richards released a solo trumpet album. Now, she’s back with a quartet. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says Richards is one to watch.

NoBusiness Records Label Profile

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Ten years into its existence, NoBusiness Records is widely regarded as one of the finest avant-jazz labels in the world. It’s especially renowned for its archival digs into the 1970s New York loft scene and its thoughtful curation of contemporary improvised music from around the world. Based in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, the label grew out of founders Danas Mikailionis and Valerij Anosov’s concert promotions. With no Lithuanian label willing to put out the recordings of those concerts, the pair took matters into their own hands, egged on by Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, whose solo and group performances became NoBusiness’s first releases. “Mats encouraged us to start the label,” recalls Mikailionis. “He said that we needed to be bold and gave us some invaluable advice on how to deal with the press and distributors. Of course it started slowly, but we received very positive feedback and it started growing.”

5049 Records Podcast Episode 199 – Alan Licht

Source: 5049 Records.

Guitarist Alan Licht has been active across a broad range of activity in the wold of experimental music since the late 80s. Born and raised in Jersey, based in Brooklyn, Alan has been playing guitar since he was a teenager. He’s worked closely with Loren Connors, Lee Ranaldo, Jim O’Rourke and many others. He’s a published author and for many years was the booker for the legendary NYC club Tonic. Alan has stayed very busy over the years and has a perspective all his own, with a lot of stories to tell.

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

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Charmaine Lee Solo, ISSUE Project Room
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