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An appreciation of South Africa's jazz stalwart Jonas Gwangwa

Music galore marked the passing early in 2018 of two South African titans of culture, Poet Laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile and trumpeter Hugh …

So many Australian place names honour murderous white men and their violent acts

Long before the Dutch or British came, the land resounded with stories that charted the sky, the beasts and all the humans<p>From Bennelong’s place at Kissing Point I take the ferry back downriver and into the wind towards the point, now adorned with the opera house, that bears his name. It’s where …

Sydney Opera House

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …

How To (Legally) Download Or Stream Movies For Free

It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and …

The Best Coming-Of-Age Movies

Growing up is hard to do. Before "adulting" — that is, clumsily impersonating our role models and pretending we have our lives together — became a …

Movies

Quincy Jones: the kingmaker of pop

As a child, he ran with gangsters in the world's biggest ghetto; as a man, he recorded the most successful album ever. The super-mogul has laid down …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

News The Latest From Around The Music World

Wes Gets Royal Treatment<p><b>By Geoffrey Himes</b>   I  Jan 8, 2018   2:46 PM<p>Guitarist Wes Montgomery’s legendary 1965 concert in Paris has been released …

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The Best Jazz Reissues and Rediscoveries of 2017

Like the history of cinema, the history of jazz depends largely on availability, which is why roundups of historical reissues and discoveries is more than a matter of new delights—it’s a question of setting the record straight. When Ornette Coleman died, at the age of eighty-five, in 2015, his …

Sonny Rollins Spent A Mythical 'Night at the Village Vanguard' 60 Years Ago Today

One of the greatest jazz albums ever made was recorded 60 years ago today. It's <i>A Night at the Village Vanguard</i>, a live date by saxophonist Sonny Rollins, featuring a muscular backdrop of bass and drums. It's not a carefully plotted concept album, nor a manifesto, but a document with the slangy …

Horns

Essential Solos: 40 Great Improvisations

I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to Freddy Robinson’s perfectly designed guitar solo on “Good Time Boogie,” off John Mayall’s 1972 LP <i>Jazz</i> …

The 50 Greatest Live Jazz Albums

For many of us, when it is played live is the best way to hear jazz. The unbridled spontaneity of brilliant musicians at the very top of the game, …

Universal Music

Bill Evans - Another Time: The Hilversum Concert

Updated / Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 <b>16:16</b><p><b>Reviewer score</b><p><b>Audience score</b><p><b>Label</b><p>Resonance Records<p><b>Year</b><p>2017<p>This welcome release presents a recently discovered …

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Fred Hersch Presents: 11 Influential Jazz Recordings to Listen to Now

These albums have all been important to me in various ways. This list is in no particular order. Enjoy!<p><b>1. Miles Davis’s “Friday & Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk”</b><p>This album really cemented my desire to make jazz my life. The immediacy of the live recording is my favorite format these days. The way …

Remembering the Blue Notes: South Africa's first generation of free jazz

“We were all kind of rebels,” drummer Louis Tebogo Moholo-Moholo recalls, “so, like birds of a feather, [we] flocked together.”<p>He’s talking about the …

South Africa

Top 7 Illustration Websites to Get Your Design Inspiration Dose From

The illustration is the art that creates the context ofThe post Top 7 Illustration Websites to Get Your Design Inspiration Dose From appeared first …

10 Best Jazz Albums for beginners

Oh jazz, you magnificent and beautiful genre. You’re having a bit of a cool-kid comeback, aren’t you, with all those young, hip cats toying with your …

Vinyl Records

W Eugene Smith, the photographer who wanted to record everything

Smith took many famous pictures, but also taped hours of audio of jazz greats, writers and artists of the day in his New York loft. A new book explores his strange world<p>In April 1977, the photographer W Eugene Smith sat in a wheelchair in 23rd Street in New York and oversaw the loading of his vast …

Photography

The Greatest Jazz Albums You’ve Never Heard

We’ve handpicked 13 classic jazz albums that we think you’ve never heard, but certainly should have. Each one is here on merit, giving you a chance …

25 typography freebies to make your life easier

Typography is one of the most important skills you can develop as a designer. And however long your career lasts, you never really stop learning.<p>The …

How to use a Hosts file to improve your internet experience

DNS is all fine and dandy, but with a good Hosts file you can speed up your internet experience by eliminating time-wasting links.<p>Suffering from a …

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Langston Hughes Creates a List of His 100 Favorite Jazz Recordings: Hear 80+ of Them in a Big Playlist

“Langston Hughes was never far from jazz,” writes Rebecca Gross at the NEA’s Art Works Blog. “He listened to it at nightclubs, collaborated with …

Communist Party

Movie Review - Dough (2015)

<b>Dough</b>, 2015.<p>Directed by John Goldschmidt.<br>Starring Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder, Phil Davis and Pauline Collins.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>In a London suburb, a family …

After the Storm review: this Japanese family drama finds poetry in the flotsam of life

<b>Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Kirin Kiki, Taiyo Yoshizawa, Yoko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi, Lily Franky. PG cert, 118 mins.</b><p>When is a half-eaten box of cheese straws not just a half-eaten box of cheese straws? Answer: when it’s in a Hirokazu Kore-eda film. No director working today is …

The 50 Best TV Shows Ever

<i>The Wire</i>. <i>Breaking Bad</i>. <i>Sex And The City</i>. Um, <i>Airwolf</i>. We asked and you voted – in your droves – for the greatest TV shows/series ever committed to the …

The 27 Most Important Finance Books Ever Written

27 classic works that every Wall Streeter should read.<p>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t …

Investing

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

It’s also 100% U.S.-manufactured and eco-friendly<p>Using standing desks is—in theory and in practice—a great way to incorporate a tad bit more activity into ones workaday life. Aesthetically speaking, however, the tall tables, typically clunky and industrial-looking—are less than pleasing to behold. …

Film Review: Starless Dreams

★★★★★ "Here the pain drips from the walls," says Somayeh, an inmate of a juvenile female detention centre on the outskirts of Tehran. Somayeh is one …

CSS Top 10 Articles in November

In this month, we‘ve compared nearly 1,100 CSS articles to pick the Top 10 (0.9% chance).<p>“For the next minute or so, I want you to forget about CSS. …