In turn, European-American minstrel present performers in blackface popularized the music internationally, combining syncopation with European harmonic accompaniment. In the mid-1800s the white New Orleans composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk tailored slave rhythms and melodies from Cuba and other Caribbean islands into piano salon music.
Its composition and style have changed many times all through the years with each performer’s private interpretation and improvisation, which can also be one of the biggest appeals of the style. Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær has long explored areas in between jazz, digital music, and mélanges of rhythms and approaches from various components of the world, making a blurry, from-no-place sound that nonetheless retains a surprising sharpness. Percussionist Mino Cinélu, from Martinique, was a member of Weather Report, and also performed on several Miles Davis albums and toured with him in the Nineteen Eighties. This album features short tributes to musicians each males knew — … Read More