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Wayne Shorter: 'Jazz isn’t chewing gum – you can’t market it'

Ahead of London Jazz Festival, saxophone great Wayne Shorter tells Ivan Hewett how he replaced John Coltrane in Miles Davis’s band<p>As the golden age of postwar jazz recedes, the surviving giants of that era loom ever larger. Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter is one of them. At the age of 83, …

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How can I add effects to my sax sound?

Although a lovely full sound is awesome…<p>Sometimes it’s fun to enhance your sound with reverb or effects. But how do you do this?<p>Here are some options …

Charlie Parker had an intoxicating freedom

Jazz musician Charlie Parker, one of the greatest talents in 20th-century music, died 60 years ago aged only 34. A host of young musicians have released tribute albums<p>Jazz is full of shooting stars, great talents that dazzled briefly and burned themselves out too young. None burned so intensely as …

Balanced and Unbalanced Connections

By Mike Rivers<p>The significance of balanced and unbalanced connections between audio devices, as well as the meaning of the terms, is often …

How to Make the Juiciest Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

After you master our method for brined and pan-roasted chops, prepare to say goodbye to those dry, flavorless things you used to call pork chops.<p>A juicy, pan-roasted chop basted in aromatic brown butter? This is the kind of weeknight-friendly comfort food recipe you’ll want to have on hand." Start …

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Trap Mastermind: Coach K on Gucci Mane, Migos, and the Sound of Modern Atlanta

Coach K, who's managed everyone from Young Jeezy to Gucci Mane to Migos, discusses trap music and hipster rap in this extended transcript from Noisey Atlanta.<p><i>For nearly two decades, Atlanta has been the city shaping the sound of street rap—in fact, it’s literally redefined the genre by introducing</i> …

Zoom Q8 Handy Video recorder gets interchangeable mic system

Zoom North America has revealed a new addition to its HD videocam range at this year's NAMM Show in California. As well as being capable of recording …

Best jazz albums 2014, plus reissues: Sonny Rollins, Ambrose Akinmusire, Fred Hersch, Frank Kimbrough, and more.

Any year with a new album by Sonny Rollins is a very good year for jazz, and this third volume of self-selected highlights from his previously …

18 Men Share the Totally Random Things That Turn Them On

Whatever happened to lacy lingerie?<p>Guys are... complicated. Some like brunettes while others have a thing for redheads. And just because that dude from the bar thought your LBD was sexy doesn't mean the man from the coffee shop will also find it attractive. The point is that different things get …

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