Here at SoulBounce, we’ve been singing the praises of the talent that is multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, music director, producer, DJ, and educator Miguel Atwood-Ferguson since back in 2009. The intriguing Atwood-Ferguson captured our attention through his ability to create audible art that transcends the confines of genre boundaries and brings together musicians of varying styles in a unique way to pay tribute to soul, jazz and hip-hop legends and their music. Atwood-Ferguson is currently in the process of putting together his first solo album, Les Jardin Mystique, which will be released via Brainfeeder and will feature the likes of Bilal, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Coco O. of Quadron. He is also working on a classical string quartet album, and along with his band, the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble, is set to head over to Australia in May/June to do shows in Sydney and Melbourne thanks to Straightup and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. In light of all these musical goodies coming out of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s corner of late, we had a chat with the man himself to find out how he approaches creating music, collaborations and what inspires him on the daily.
Read interview at SoulBounce.