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Posture, Pain, and Meditation Practice: Getting a Boost from the Alexander Technique | The Interdependence Project

Sitting meditation can be a white-knuckled test of endurance for many,<br>and even those with years of experience struggle with pain and<br>discomfort on the …

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The Alexander Technique approach to achieving good posture - Body Learning: The Alexander Technique

All Episodes<p>Apple Podcasts<br>• RSS Feed<p>Body Learning: The Alexander Technique<p>The Alexander Technique approach to achieving good posture<p>January 28, 2013 …

Boz Scaggs On Piano Jazz

On this episode of <i>Piano Jazz</i>, singer-songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs performs a few standards in a program that originally aired in 2004.<p>Scaggs met future rock star and classic-rock staple Steve Miller while the two were attending prep school in Texas. In 1959, Skaggs joined a group headed by …

George Duke, Legendary Jazz Keyboardist, Dies

George Duke, the legendary jazz keyboardist, died on Monday, his publicist tells NPR.<p>Duke's career spanned five decades and he always straddled the line between disparate genres, collaborating with artists such as Miles Davis, Barry Manilow, Frank Zappa, George Clinton and some of Brazil's top …

11 Leadership Lessons From Jazz Musicians

Jazz musicians are agile and dynamic. They are gracious--but not shy. Here's what you can take from the stage to the board room.<p>Some people would introduce me as a venture capitalist, since I run a venture firm in Detroit. Others might reference me as an entrepreneur, given that I've founded four …

Albert Murray, Writer And Co-Founder Of Jazz At Lincoln Center, Dies

Albert Murray, the influential writer and critic who helped found Jazz at Lincoln Center, died Sunday at home in Harlem. He was 97 years old. Duke Ellington once described him as the "unsquarest person I know."<p>For Murray, jazz and blues were more than just musical forms. They were a survival …

Jazz band leader files $100m lawsuit against rap stars over 'illegal sampling'

The leader of a New Orleans jazz band has filed a $100m (£64m) lawsuit against some of rap's biggest names, accusing T-Pain, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled of illegally sampling their music. Paul Batiste alleges that the rappers and their labels "wrongfully copied nearly every song" in the Batiste …

Jazz legend Wayne Shorter marks his 80th but is never 'finished'

<i>This post has been updated. See below for details.</i><p>There's something oddly appropriate about seeing Wayne Shorter wearing a Superman symbol.<p>True, it's only a dog tag-shaped memento from the Christopher Reeve Foundation hanging from his neck, but the heroic detail suits the saxophonist when …

What Albert Murray Taught Us About Jazz

An essayist, cultural theorist, novelist, educator and biographer who died on August 18 at 97, Albert Murray spent more than five decades developing his thesis that America is a culturally miscegenated nation. His contention was that blacks are part white, and vice versa: that both races, in spite …

Rafiq Bhatia and a new vintage of jazz

By Chris Richards<p>, Pop music critic<p>Rafiq Bhatia coasts into a Manhattan coffee shop with the easy gait of a man who refuses to carry 100 years of jazz history on his shoulders.<p>“I have other things to carry,” the 26-year-old guitarist says. “It’s not that jazz smells funny and that I’m trying to …