Thundercat, half reason and half reason inspiration – Culture / Next

There are two good reasons to title a song Existential Dread (“Existential dread”): to judge life tragic, or to resolve to find it colossally hairy. But is it only possible to feel one without the other? A somewhat educated rabbi – who would have spent more time reading Kafka than the Mishnah, let’s say – […]

The jazz pianist Herbie Hancock turns 80

I.Is Herbie Hancock the rightful heir to Miles Davis or is he just his heir? Miles Davis himself answered the question on which the spirits of jazz differ. Herbie Hancock is the only one of forty-five pianists who has been able to stand with John Coltrane’s most influential jazz musician of the past half century […]

DOA: “I admit my taste for Murat”

President of the Prix Landerneau Polar 2020 which rewarded Five Burnt Cards by Sophie Loubière (Black River), Hervé Albertazzi aka DOA is one of the most original black novel authors of the last decade: Pukhtu Primo and Pukhtu Secundo have really rocked the genre. What was the first teen record you bought with your own […]