Tag Archives: Kris Bowers

Ambrose Akinmusire Hits Cape Town, Kris Bowers releases ‘Heroes + Misfits’

  The Con is very excited about the upcoming performance by Ambrose Akinmusire at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival next weekend. The young trumpeter, who was born in California but now resides in New York, makes music that has been described as  “atmospheric post-bop”. An early encounter with Steve Coleman spurred Akinmusire forward in his […]

Seun Kuti Takes on the IMF and NY Young Jazz Lions Cut Loose

  Not one to shy away from political confrontation in his music, Seun Kuti, yes, the son of Fela, has a new video out called IMF − yes, named after that institution of neoliberal economic warfare, but this time it’s been branded “International Mother Fucker”. The song features on Kuti’s new Robert Glasper-produced album, titled A Long Way […]