Kassa Overall

Deborah Feingold

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, drummer Makaya McCraven and vocalist-producer Georgia Anne Muldrow are among the artists performing this fall on the fifth annual edition of BRIC Jazzfest, according to an announcement made this afternoon.

Spencer Ostrander

What’s the opposite of sampling when constructing a great loop? Kassa Overall has some ideas.

On his recent album Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz, the Seattle-born, New York-based artist often lays the groundwork for a great song by capturing a stellar collaborative improvisation, steering the flow from behind the drum kit. Then he digitally modifies those organic performances to create precise hip-hop compositions that feature his own ethereal lyricism.