Cisco Bradley

Playlist for the Week of February 19, 2018

Quin Kirshner – The Other Side of Time (Astral Spirits, 2017) [vinyl] Rempis/Piet/Daisy – Throw Tomatoes (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette] Gibran Andrade Quartet – Puente (self-released, 2017) Sam Weinberg – Liar’s Loosh (Renfusa, 2017) [cassette] Tashi Dorji & Shane Parish – Expecting (MIE, 2016) [vinyl] Muyassar Kurdi & Nicholas Jozwiak – Intersections & Variations (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette] William Hooker Trio


Editor Cisco Bradley – Associate professor of history at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Bradley founded Jazz Right Now in 2013 with the explicit goal of highlighting younger artists while also building an archive for the music. Growing up near Madison, Wisconsin, he only occasionally got to hear creative music before discovering the Chicago scene. He

Playlist for the Week of February 12, 2018

Ava Mendoza – Unnatural Ways (New Atlantis, 2014) [vinyl] SK Kakraba – Songs of Paapieye (Awesome Tapes from Africa, 2015) [vinyl] Gibran Andrade – Enterrado (Dorados Pantanos, 2017) [cassette] Tony Irving & Massimo Magee – The Fog (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette]

Interview: Manu Armida (Le Trash Can)

In December and January, I visited Mexico City and had the pleasure of attending an amazing concert at El Quinto Piso, a venue that inhabits the fifth floor of a parking garage. It is one of the most amazing DIY venues I have ever seen and that night it was teeming with a large crowd

Playlist for Week of February 5, 2018

Harris Eisenstadt – Woodblock Prints (No Business, 2010) [vinyl] Bennett/Welcome/Weinberg – self-titled (Renfusa, 2017) [cassette] Paula Shocron, German Lamonega, Pablo Diaz – Tensegridad (Hat Hut, 2017) Harris Eisenstadt – Whatever Will Happen That Will Also Be (No Business, 2017) Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York – Fukushima (Libra, 2017)

Artist Feature: Keir Neuringer

Keir Neuringer is one of the most exciting saxophonists to emerge in recent years and has established himself through the release of a number of records, including his monumental solo recording, Ceremonies Out of the Air, on New Atlantis in 2014. His latest record comes from the collaborative project Irreversible Entanglements, together with Camae Ayewa (known

Op-Ed: A Feminist Urge Is Driving the Shape of Jazz to Come

Written By Hillary Donnell There is something about jazz that embodies the vanguard of a revolution that has yet to come. “The music itself is about manifesting the unknown,” said Esperanza Spading at a panel on Gender and Jazz held at the New School as a part of Winter Jazz Fest held in New York

Playlist for the Week of January 22, 2018

Billington/Shippy/Wyche – self-titled (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette] Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Contra/Fact (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette] Arriongton De Dionyso & Ted Byrnes – The Ballot or the Bullet (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette] Rodenticide – self-titled (Self Sabotage, 2017) [vinyl] Farmers by Nature – Love and Ghosts (AUM Fidelity, 2014) Nakatani/Kawabata/Chou – Perigee (Astral Spirits, 2017) [cassette] Clifford

Interview: Adriana Camacho Torres

This is the first in a series of interviews that I will publish with musicians that I met during a brief visit to Mexico City around the time of the 2018 New Year holiday. First up: bassist Adriana Camacho Torres. Cisco Bradley: Where do you come from? What were your formative musical experiences growing up? Adriana

VAX Dispatch

VAX Dispatch, No. Three-Hundred thirty vax if you delve into the twisted underbranches of the brooklyn historical society archive you can confront yourself with cisco bradley’s VAXterview. shoveling the dust off a couple other old blogs, you will sniff the persistent remnant vapors of evidence of past brilliance and you should see the look on