Cisco Bradley

Artist Feature: Colin Hinton

I had the opportunity to talk with drummer Colin Hinton over the past six months about his music, training, and perspective as an artist. Cisco Bradley: You are about to release a collaborative trio record with Rema Hasumi and Shawn Lovato. How did that band come together?  What concepts and ideas are you collaborating on?

New Work: Andrew Lamb

From Andrew Lamb: In order to begin speaking about my project, I must give thanks and praise to The Most High for allowing me to be present in this dimension. I have lost several of my colleagues and those which I have known and interacted with from the inception of the pandemic and literally every

New Work: Jessica Pavone

Jessica Pavone’s creative practice encompasses developing a personalized voice on her instrument as both an instrumentalist and composer. She has been focusing primarily on two projects recently. Lull Pavone’s new work, “Lull,” is a composition for string octet and soloists in four movements. Recorded during the pandemic year of 2020, the piece reflects a multifaceted

Review: Maroon Futures by Afro Yaqui Music Collective

Review written by guest writer John Pietaro: Within the pantheon of new music that was birthed through jazz in particular, the political content has been brazenly, pridefully Left. Sounds of protest easily predate the artform as we know it, indeed slave poetry, field hollers, and the roots of the blues were foremost the folk art

Artist Feature: Nick Dunston

Over the past few months I had the opportunity to talk with bassist and composer Nick Dunston about his work. As one of a new generation of players on the New York scene (and beyond), he has had a confident, growing presence. Cisco Bradley: What are your current projects? Nick Dunston: A few things! Referring

Interview: Saxophonist Sarah Hughes

I recently had the opportunity to talk with saxophonist Sarah Hughes. Having released her second record as a leader, The Drag, in late 2019, she continues to experiment and explore new areas of her sound. This interview focuses on her creative process, her approach to experimentation, and where Ms. Hughes intends to go next. Cisco

Artist Feature: Aquiles Navarro

Watching Aquiles Navarro establish himself on the New York music scene over the past six years has been fascinating. He’s a singular voice on trumpet and has been a transformative presence in every ensemble of which he is a part. His most well-known projects are a duo with Brooklyn-born drummer Tcheser Holmes and the collaborative

Artist Feature: Hasan Shahid and the Return of Al-Fatihah

In the late 1960s, the Black Unity Trio exploded onto the free jazz scene comprised of saxophonist Yusuf Mumin, cellist Abdul Wadud, and drummer Hasan Shahid. Based primarily in Cleveland, the band toured in various parts of the United States, especially on college campuses with active Black student organizations. The band exemplified some of the

Interview: Lucas Brode

I had the oppotunity to speak with guitarist Lucas Brode earlier this month about the record, A Vague Sense of Virtue that he released with drummer Kevin Shea on September 25. I previously reviewed the band during a live performance at the Troost in 2018. The record is available on Bandcamp. Cisco Bradley: What was

Artist Feature: Jarrett Gilgore

Today, Heart of the Ghost releases a new record, their fourth, Live at Rhizome. Heart of the Ghost is a collaborative trio of alto saxophonist Jarrett Gilgore, bassist Luke Stewart, and drummer Ian McColm. I had the pleasure of booking them for one of their first gigs at my loft concert series, New Revolution Arts,