ON THE WEB: The Revivalist
by Couch Sessions
The Revivalist, a newly launched channel on okayplayer.com, is the result of a partnership between Revive Music Group and the good folks over at okayplayer. And though it shares a name with a handful of biblical publications, this incarnation of the Revivalist is actually all about jazz. It joins a network that includes the Afro- and Caribbean-themed blogs Okayafrica and Large Up, respectively.
A self-described “online journal for the burgeoning jazz community,” the Revivalist aims to incorporate jazz history and contemporary jazz culture and music. The site features interviews with the likes of Quadron and Ben Williams, as well as reviews of studio albums and live shows. The Revivalist bills itself as a destination for the “cultural resurgence of live music” and “foretelling the stories of jazz and how it has influenced today’s popular music.” There’s no doubt, then, that it’s exactly the place to check out for the latest in jazz music and culture.
Plus, as an added incentive, the Revivalist is hosting a free download of Freedom Suite, a project that brings together Nnenna Freelon and The Beast, with guest appearances by Phonte, ?uestlove and more.