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Meet Esperanza Spalding's musical alter-ego

In a theater on Long Island, Esperanza Spalding is rehearsing with her band. She’s playing the bass, of course, accompanied by a drummer, guitarist …

Southern California

If You Were A Jazz Tune Running For President, What Would You Sound Like?

Presidential campaigns may inspire people to vote, but they rarely inspire people to compose music. Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts takes up the challenge on a new EP called <i>Race for the White House</i>, which explores the personas of four different candidates from this year's election cycle.<p>One of those …

Donald Trump

The Hiatus Kaiyote live experience, as described by Singaporean musicians

Melbourne's <b>Hiatus Kaiyote</b> are undoubtedly one of the most dynamic and fascinating bands active today. The future soul outfit have consistently been …

1966: The Year the Decade Exploded by Jon Savage review – the year pop culture exploded

From the nuclear threat to LSD and women’s liberation, this is music writing as social history<p>The pop music you hear in your teenage years affects you more deeply than at any other time in your life. People who don’t go on to develop an obsession with pop may pine for the hits of an objectively bad …

Books

Exclusive Steve Gadd interview and Live Gig Stream from Ronnie Scott’s

<b>Renowned jazz and session drummer Steve Gadd is performing three sold-out nights at Ronnie Scott’s this week as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival,</b> …

The Beatles' 10 Greatest Guitar Moments

The Beatles were such talented songwriters that it’s easy to overlook the fact that their music has some great—and occasionally groundbreaking—guitar …

Guitar

Nagra HD DAC digital converter: High-end audio at the extreme

The Audiophiliac comes away shaken and stirred from a close encounter with the Nagra HD DAC.<p>There's high-end, and there's <i>extreme</i> high-end, insanely priced audio gear that only the mega rich can afford. That's OK, sometimes just knowing it's out there, over the rainbow can be satisfying for …

Audiophile

The 13 Greatest Rock and Roll Drummers Of All-Time

Everybody loves rock and roll. Alright, not everyone… but for the sake of this article, let’s assume most tolerate it. We here at Goliath definitely …

20 Audio Applications To Enhance Your Music Listening Experience

Invariably, whenever I meet fellow computer audiophiles at audio shows or dealer events we always ask each other what the other is using. Depending …

How Joni Mitchell changed music

These days, Joni Mitchell’s appearances in the news are more often prompted by her opinions (rebarbative) or her health (erratic) than her music. But …

Joni Mitchell

How Lester Young Invented Cool

Not content to invent a much-copied yet incomparable musical style, jazz saxophonist Lester Young indelibly shaped American speech, too, from cool to …

Best jazz albums of 2015

The best jazz albums of 2015 includes picks from jazz critic <b>Ivan Hewett</b> and culture editor <b>Martin Chilton</b>. There are 50 albums for 2015.<p><b>1 MARIA SCHNEIDER ORCHESTRA: THE THOMPSON FIELDS (MARIA SCHNEIDER.COM)</b> <br>Maria Schneider's latest album, some 10 years in the making, shows just what a supple and …

Science Shows Why Drum Machines Will Never Replace Live Drummers

The live drummer is an endangered species in much of today's popular music. Modern post-production makes it supremely easy to substitute programmed …

Music Production

The death of Charlie Parker - and his New York afterlife

Miles Davis was almost always in tune. Yet one of the truest notes ever struck by the genius who spent a glorious half-century redefining what could be wrought from the trumpet was not a tumbling cascade of melody but a simple sentence. “You can tell the history of jazz in four words,” he once …

9 best turntables under £500

After years of being usurped by cassettes, CDs, Minidiscs, MP3s, Spotify, and all other kinds of musical formats, old man Vinyl is still standing …

iPhone Life's Top 20 Headphones of 2014 | iPhoneLife.com

To make it onto this list, headphones must shine in the following areas: They must be exceptionally comfortable, they must be well built and they must have superior sonic quality. No earphones that have to be inserted into the ear are included in this list and any Bluetooth headphones featured have …

Audiophile

How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music

<i>“The repetition itself becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism,”</i> Haruki Murakami reflected on the power of a daily routine. <i>“Rhythm is one of the most powerful of pleasures, and when we feel a pleasurable rhythm we hope it will continue,”</i> Mary Oliver wrote about the secret of great …

Antonio Sanchez's soaring beat takes flight in 'Birdman'

As a musician used to working on the fringes of popular culture, Antonio Sanchez never anticipated that his skills as an improvisational jazz drummer would lead to Hollywood. Then director Alejandro González Iñárritu came along.<p>Now Sanchez is winning awards and Iñárritu's "Birdman" boasts a …

Watch John Coltrane Play A Love Supreme Live

Coltrane performed the legendary album live, in its entirety, exactly once.<p><b>John Coltrane recorded A Love Supreme</b> 50 years ago today, December 9, 1964, with Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison. The album, a four-part suite widely considered to be one of the greatest in jazz history, was …

John Coltrane

What if Jazz Giant John Coltrane Had Lived?

A newly released recording raises questions about what the iconic saxophonist might have achieved if he hadn’t died at age 40.<p>When John Coltrane …

New Riffs From Jazz Lips: From Eminem to Sun Ra

When I was first listening to jazz as an adolescent boy, I dreaded "jazz vocals”. Sure, I dug Ella Fitzgerald, and hearing Louis Armstrong sing sent …

New Music

Eric Clapton’s Favorite Guitar Solo: Duane Allman on Wilson Pickett’s 1968 Cover of the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’

Ask a group of guitarists to name their favorite guitar solo, and there's a pretty good chance someone will mention Eric Clapton's solo on the live …

Thelonious Monk in His Prime: Copenhagen, 1966

On April 17, 1966, Thelonious Monk performed a special half-hour set for a television program in Copenhagen, Denmark. The footage captures Monk in …

The Music Geek's Travel Guide to Memphis

Music nerds with a penchant for rock’s roots often find themselves landing in Memphis, Tenn., home of the original blues explosion and where a …

Guitarist Randy Bachman Demystifies the Opening Chord of The Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

You could call it the magical mystery chord. The opening <i>clang</i> of the Beatles' 1964 hit, "A Hard Day's Night," is one of the most famous and …

The Best Reissues of 2014

A frequently updated round-up of our favorite deluxe box-sets, lovingly curated compilations and recently unearthed treasures<p><b>Update: October 8th, 2014</b><p>…

Celebrate John Lennon's Birthday With Our 7 Favorite Covers

Seventy-four years ago today, with her husband away at sea and her country in the midst of World War II, Julia Lennon gave birth to a baby who would …