There are people, places and moments in music that simmer and sizzle beneath the surface like softly glowing embers waiting to burst into flame. Intrepid music journalist Jordan Richardson tracks the tender beginnings, offbeat locations, compelling musicians, and bizarre scenes in hopes of starting a fire. Join him as he traces the sparks of some of music's most unknown and engaging acts, moments and locales.
Put some wonder back in the world.
Peters' loving homage to jazz, soul and R&B is a winner.
Reid's attention to detail and fine playing make this record sing.
A spicy and hip look back to the jazz of the 1920s.
It's time to stop apologizing.
Notions of sound and pressure.
Lauren Hooker is a rarity in music: a true seeker.
What it really means to lend an ear.
A lush, verdant debut for the vibraphonist.
Fun, fun, fun!
An open door to musical possibilities.
Clamor serves up heaping spoonfuls of the really, really good stuff.
Stable, calculated control.
Felton's powerful four-octave range will knock you on your ass.
Genre trappings be damned, this is what music is all about.
Meet Bobby Avey. 25 years old. And awesome.
The raw splendour of cramming a lot into a little.
A jarringly splendid record.
Dismantling Bach, one Invention at a time.
Where the organic and essential collide.