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National parks on alert as congressman introduces resolution to roll back oil drilling restrictions

Affected parks would include Grand Tetons, Everglades, and the Flight 93 Memorial<p>Arizona Republican Representative Paul Gosar introduced a resolution in Congress that would weaken regulations limiting oil and natural gas drilling within national parks.<p>The move was noted in a release by the …

Funny jazz album covers by MAD magazine’s Don Martin

<i>Jazzville in Percussion</i> <br>Anyone who has so much as glanced at an issue of MAD magazine from its heyday three or four decades ago will be familiar with …

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If rock is "the new jazz," then I blame The Strokes

The <i>NY Times</i> recently published an op-ed on the aging of rock music as a genre and of its first generation of musicians (specifically the ones who …

At 85, Jazz Guitarist and Educator Kenny Burrell Is Still Going Strong

Burrell has made that same walk most mornings for two decades, since he was asked by UCLA to become the founder and director of its jazz studies …

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Ashley Kahn: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece

One of my favorite images in the book is that close up of Bill Evans's note to Cannonball Adderley on 'Flamenco Sketches' where he doesn't write …

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As 2016 Winds Down, Remembering The Jazz Giants We Lost

2016 has been a time of great loss for music: Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Sharon Jones all passed away this year, just to name a few. The jazz world was no exception. Christian McBride, host of <i>Jazz Night In America</i>, joined NPR's Audie Cornish to discuss the lives and legacies of three …

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From Wynton Marsalis to Vijay Iyer, the best jazz albums of 2016

From thunderous orchestral music to glistening pianism to robust vocals, 2016 served up a wide range of superb jazz recordings.<p>Following are the 10 best of the year:<p><b>Renee Rosnes: "Written in the Rocks"</b> (Smoke Sessions Records): Rosnes long ago earned a reputation as a first-rate pianist, but with …

Slip Away: The Other Mark Murphy

The name Mark Murphy is synonymous to me with the recently passed jazz singer who epitomized a style that was uniquely his own. Edgy, unconventional in his approach and superlatively creative. He will be missed. Surely a hard act to follow.That is probably why I was initially hesitant to give this …

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The Re-Flowering: Charles Lloyd's Second Golden Age

The jazz saxophonist went from 1960s pop stardom to years of self-imposed exile, but he’s now producing some of the best music of his career.<p>When Charles Lloyd was 22, he quit a stable job teaching school in Los Angeles, dropped out of graduate school, and came to New York to try to make it as a …

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