ON THIS DAY in 2019 we released 'Worlds Collide' by @mpjanisch
"With Worlds Collide Janisch has glimpsed a new horizon for himself and, with inimitable verve, is going for it."
Jazz in Europe
Check it out here >> wwr.dj/WorldsCollide
We're delighted to be collaborating with 2 of Wicklow's finest international festivals for the first time this year to bring 2 very special events to Greystones in April!
Ticket available here⬇️
One year ago today the great bassist Paul Jackson died.
Today, especially, we remember and honour the legacy he left.
Read our #WhirlwindinFocus article remembering Paul through the words of his bandmates Tony Match and @XanBlacq here: wwr.dj/WiFPaulJackson
I consider today a national holiday because a national treasure is 97 years old today!! 🥳 🎉 🎂 All praises due to Mr. ROY HAYNES!!!! We love you, Roy. ❤️ I deeply honored to call you a friend and a mentor. Carry on, sir. AsqV5
"The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady" by Charles Mingus was recorded fifty nine years ago today on January 20th, 1963.
"They killed jazz when they took dance out of it... " - C.M.
Born April 22, 1922, join us in celebrating 100 years of Great American Composer Charles Mingus!
Ms. Viola Fletcher — the oldest survivor of the Tulsa race massacre (in the green jacket) — tells Congress she turned 107 two weeks ago and this is her first trip to Washington: “I’m here seeking justice, and I’m asking my country to acknowledge what happened on May 31, 1921.”
Shoutout to @otherhouses for this piece on The Grammys site @RecordingAcad for naming @WhirlwindRecord one of the 10 jazz labels to know about in ‘21 - & for the shout on my recent ‘Worlds Collide’ - very honored to be among some personal favs Pi, Greenleaf, Biophilia & Motema
And/or was never asked to play in their band again by them or their manager. You get penalised long term for simply asking for a wage to perform. Festivals who don’t pay wages are the root of problem but bandleaders need to pay out of pocket if they accept these “terms” 😑😑
We lost another great musician. Paul Jackson played electric bass like no one else. He could create a new bass line on every tune every night. No one else could do that! It came from his jazz background. It was part of his genius. Safe travels to your next life, Paul.