Jazz Greats Explore New York with No Destination in Mind

Jazz is never stagnant. The best live players are able to hop between keys and rhythms with an acute sense of place, asking where the song is headed and where they plan to interject. The genre is generous and has infinite facets, allowing veterans and newcomers to often occupy the same spotlight. Last winter, national stalwarts came together to form New York United—both a four-piece … Continue reading Jazz Greats Explore New York with No Destination in Mind

“Bang” puts Moda Spira in a state of shocked mourning

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here. On her new single, Moda Spira aka Latifah Alattas works through her disbelief. ‘Bang’ channels Alattas’ mourning over lost love, though she has yet to accept that it’s gone. The song will appear on her forthcoming record, which is described as documenting the deterioration of her marriage; it will be called simply, Divorce. The record is … Continue reading “Bang” puts Moda Spira in a state of shocked mourning