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3 Remarkably Powerful Leadership and Life Lessons From Jazz

Meet conflict head-on and you might just come out the other side a respected and trusted leader.<p>Here's something you don't see at the record store everyday: an original mono test pressing of John Coltrane's iconic album <i>A Love Supreme</i>. Now for sale on eBay, this piece of jazz history is currently …


The Hemingway Rule

<i>For Christ sake write and don’t worry about what the boys will say nor whether it will be a masterpiece nor what. I write one page of masterpiece to</i> …

17 Inspirational Quotes from Oscar-Winning Movies

To get excited for the Academy Awards this weekend, here are some of the best quotes from Hollywood's top films.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Oscars are just around the corner and that means on Sunday March 4, the famous awards show will reveal the top films of …


7 books you must read to be a real software developer

Congratulations on finishing your four-year computer science degree in two years with no actual practical software development experience or …


4 Carbs You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

“Carb” sound like a curse word to people who want to lose weight, but not all carbohydrates are sitting around plotting the expansion of your behind. …


10 New Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching

Image: Netflix<p>We have access to so many unique services with so much great content that it's difficult to filter through it all. How many times do …


The perfect crimes: why thrillers are leaving other books for dead

While literary novels are sidelined, crime fiction is fast developing as the most versatile narrative of our times<p>For years, crime fiction titles have topped the bestseller lists and library lending tables. That sales of the genre have now overtaken general fiction, as revealed at the London Book …


5 Online Classes To Pump Up IT Careers

Strengthen your IT skill set on these in-demand topics. New online classes make it easier than ever to bolster your portfolio.<p>9 Tips To Avoid IT …

Business Technology

Why Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet Retains Such Prestige

“I’ll play it and tell you what it is later.” Delivered in his characteristic husky rasp, these were the words of 30-year-old <b>Miles Davis</b>, talking to …

Universal Music

Top 5 Tracks: Flōyu

There’s something calm and quietly powerful about this Cape Town based music selector<p>We spoke to Flōyu about her sound and being raised on music. She …

Cape Town

Cecil Taylor 1929-2018

In May 2002, the free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor performed at the Barbican with the post-minimalist classical ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars. I …


Brilliant Jazz Pianist Cecil Taylor Is No Longer Among the Living

by Charles Mudede<br>The movement of free jazz had two defining figures. One: Ornette Coleman; two: Cecil Taylor. The former was self-taught; the latter …


Jazz, Freed: On Cecil Taylor's Expansive Brilliance

Cecil Taylor, whose stunning and bravely unorthodox piano language made him one of the most important postwar American avant-gardists in any artistic medium, leaves more than a legacy of musical provocation after his death yesterday evening.<p>Over a career that sprawled across six full decades, …


This new film takes you behind the scenes of legendary Blue Note Records

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Blue Note

This Kurt Vonnegut Quote Completely Changed The Way I Approach The Idea Of "Happiness"

You can't touch it, but you can certainly feel it. You can't buy it, but you can create it. You can't see it, but you can easily perceive it. I'm …


The Day Herbie Hancock Met the Electric Piano

On the third and final day of recording Miles Davis’ transitional album <i>Miles in the Sky</i>, Herbie Hancock walked into Columbia Studio B on East 52nd …


Gabriel García Márquez: The Man Who Unravelled Solitude

Gabriel García Márquez is a beautiful name. It resonates with such a feeling more so because the name immediately reminds us of the man’s …


When Jazz Ruled The World: The Rise And Reign Of America’s One True Art

Nowadays, in the second decade of the 21st Century, jazz may seem to many a marginalised music. Of course, it goes without saying that there are …

Universal Music

20 new books to read in April

April's 20 must-reads


The 25 Best Male Jazz Singers Of All Time

What defines a jazz singer? Is it the musical language they use or the nature of the material they inhabit? Is it a flair for improvisation or the …

Universal Music

Is a Different Kind of Paradigm Driving Jazz These Days?

Jonathan Greenstein: Vol2<p>Jonathan Greenstein<p>Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit<p>10 Nov 2017<p>Too. Many. Notes! All that noodling. Honking and screeching. …


Great Records You May Have Missed: Winter 2018

For the last 10 years, Pitchfork has published a mid-year Overlooked Records feature, compiling a list of strong albums and EPs that may have flown under the radar. Going forward, we’re going to be doing such a list three times annually. There’s simply so much music coming out every day that it’s …


59 Brilliant Romantic Comedies That Are Seriously Underrated

Save this list for a rainy day.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>


101 of the most mind-blowing adventures you should have in 2018

Hands on passports, people. Here's all the adventure inspiration you'll ever need. From massive sandwiches to massive mountains, age-old railroads to …

National Parks

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

"We are all refugees from our childhoods. And so we turn, among other things, to stories. To write a story, to read a story, is to be a refugee from …


The 50 best audiobooks of all time

1/<p>"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale<p><b>Amazon synopsis:</b> "Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the …


The Music of Bill Evans

Jazz Unlimited for March 18, 2018 is “The Music of Bill Evans.” Writer Gene Lees described the life of pianist Bill Evans’ as a long slow suicide. …


Mingus at Peace

Charles Mingus, the incomparable forty-nine-year-old bassist, composer, bandleader, autobiographer, and iconoclast, has spent much of his life attempting to rearrange the world according to an almost Johnsonian set of principles that abhor, among other things, cant, racism, inhibition, managerial …


The Only Basic Risotto Recipe You’ll Ever Need

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Bring stock to a simmer in a saucepan over medium. Reduce heat and keep warm.<p>Step 2<p>Melt the butter and heat the oil in a large …

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