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Giant Steps

Giant Steps:Jason Moran

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 12:05

The Harlem Renaissance of the 20’s and 30’s was shot through with bright, inventive, colourful artists, musicians, activist and their faithful followers.

Giant Steps: Cecile Mclorin Salvant

Billie said it best, “If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.” Easy for Billie to say.

Giant Steps: Oscar Peterson

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:00

Every great movement, every significant revolution must have a great song, a battle cry, a soundtrack to victory, to emancipation.

Giant Steps: Ella Fitzgerald

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:54

Jazz is full of extraordinary stories, extraordinary people making extraordinary music under extraordinary circumstances, but the story of the First Lady of Song, being arrested between sets at a gig, in racially tense Houston Texas, is a "doozy."

Giant Steps: Miles Davis & Robert Glasper

Friday, 24 February 2017 12:55

Swagger is one of those words that has experienced a kind of cultural make-over.

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