One of my favourite albums for 2020 is Maria Schneider's 'Data Lords'. It was an honour to chat with her for Harmonious World. Schneider has won grammy awards for both jazz and classical recordings and there's an orchestral quality to her writing where she interweaves lines and timbres. Check out the album here.
My travel-obsessed parents have been longing to get away from their flat and last week I drove them around France, Belgium and Germany. All in all, it was a pleasant experience, although exhausting. The constant taking on and off of sun glasses and face masks was annoying, but both were necessary.
Guitarist Sharon Isbin cannot be put in a classification box - she's a little jazz, classical and Spanish, often all at the same time. Our conversation for Harmonious World was cut short by the pressures on Sharon's schedule, but we could have gone on for hours!