In issue 09 of Strike, Dave Waller dives deep into the world of jazz and the boundaries its artists are blurring in today’s resurgence. For the full story, pick up a limited edition print copy of the magazine.
"...In comes a wave of insistent, euphoric funk, melodies soaring from her voice and trumpet, sweeping away the old clichés. It’s music for the body and soul, as well as the mind. A celebration of a moment shared."
And whether you’ve read or are yet to read, here’s a sampling of some of the tunes that scored the researching, pontificating, crafting and polishing of this feature.
Ready? A rabbit hole of music awaits…
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