SONNY ROLLINS INTERVIEW: “I LOVE MUSIC OF COURSE, BUT I DON’T LISTEN ANY MORE… IT’S TOO FRUSTRATING TO LISTEN TO MUSIC WHEN I CAN’T PARTICIPATE”

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Retirement has never had a precise agepoint in the creative industries. Practitioners, certainly improvising musicians, often go on far longer than in other fields, for a number of reasons, from artistic integrity to financial necessity; or in Sonny Rollins’ case, an unflagging dedication to their life’s work. He was still playing as a sprightly octogenarian, his […]

SONNY ROLLINS INTERVIEW: “I LOVE MUSIC OF COURSE, BUT I DON’T LISTEN ANY MORE… IT’S TOO FRUSTRATING TO LISTEN TO MUSIC WHEN I CAN’T PARTICIPATE”

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Retirement has never had a precise agepoint in the creative industries. Practitioners, certainly improvising musicians, often go on far longer than in other fields, for a number of reasons, from artistic integrity to financial necessity; or in Sonny Rollins’ case, an unflagging dedication to their life’s work. He was still playing as a sprightly octogenarian, his […]

Lee Konitz: Influential saxophonist and pioneer of experimental jazz

Lee Konitz: Influential saxophonist and pioneer of experimental jazz

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The alto saxophonist Lee Konitz was an innovative figure in jazz for more than 70 years and was the last surviving member of the groundbreaking Birth of the Cool group whose late-1940s recordings influenced a generation of musicians. Konitz, who has died aged 92 after contracting coronavirus, came of musical age during the bebop movement, which revolutionised […]

Wicked variety

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Hristina Tarabunova’s music selection, entitled “Wicked variety” is a sound journey through the world of funk, jazz and disco rhythm, rarely heard and yet appealing to true lovers of these musical styles. From an early age, in addition to her parents, Hristina became acquainted with the world of ethno, rock, blues, rap and soul music […]

LOPTANJE with DJ Loptica

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Dejan Shobot aka DJ Loptica comes to us from his hometown of Nis, Serbia. He has been with music since he knew about himself, and photographs are witnesses to the earliest times where memories betray! Federal Captain and Coach since 1994: from Fast Radio, Happy House, Exit Festival and Nisomnia to the Nishville Jazz Festival. […]

SPLASH with Jovana

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What started as an escapist fantasy and a hobby in Jovana’s high school days has turned into something she has always dreamt about, her own radio show! After years of listening and downloading music on every platform the internet could provide, from Limewire to now Spotify, and records she has managed to create a playlist […]