Nine US-based musicians discuss surviving and adapting to the changing music industry in our extraordinarily challenging time of pandemic shutdown.
Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.
Little Common Twist, the latest improvisatory album from Ryley Walker and jazz drummer Charles Rumback, sounds like listening. The two musicians are locked in intuitive communion that confines neither guitar nor drums to their pigeonholes. We ask them how they do it and why.
On their first collaboration since 2016, a meeting of experimental musical minds has produced an album full of quiet, off-kilter introspection.
Attempting a bold departure from the English folk style, Ryley Walker and his pickup band's pseudo-jazz flourishes and prog-jam pretentions drift in search of a destination.