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Hear the First Track From John Coltrane’s Lost Album: The Newly-Discovered 1963 Collection Will Get Officially Released Later This Month

Sainthood and incalculable influence aside, John Coltrane didn’t always break new ground in the studio. “If you heard the John Coltrane Quartet live …

Soul Music

Doc: Mrs. Miles Davis

Trumpeter Miles Davis began a relationship with dancer Frances Taylor in 1958, and the couple married in December 1960. It was a particularly bad …

Jazz

A Love Supreme

It is undoubtedly one of the most influential, spiritual, and important jazz albums ever recorded. And the inside story on just how this album came into being, as told by many of those who were there, is a story that makes for two great hours of radio.<p>How did Coltrane with drummer Elvin Jones, …

John Coltrane was one of the cool party guests at this Berkeley home asking $1.895 million

It sounds so cliche, but in the case of a Berkeley home listed for $1.895 million, you can't help but say, "If only walls could talk."<p>The grand 1916 property perched above the Claremont Hotel has been in the same family for over 50 years, and the family lore around 103 Alvarado Rd. is filled with …

Black Panther Party

Manchester Orchestra - "I Know How To Speak"

1 week ago<p>Well, this is an unexpected surprise! New music from <b>Manchester Orchestra</b> has arrived without warning!<p>This is, of course, a pleasant …

New Singles

Paul Gauguin Defined by His Paintings

Paul Gauguin famously stated: “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”Paul Gauguin in 1891 (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Gauguin was both a provocateur …

Art

Found: A Lost John Coltrane Record

It’s from sessions at New Jersey’s Van Gelder Studio, the same place Coltrane made A Love Supreme.<p>On March 6, 1963, after a long day of recording, …

Soul Music

Picasso’s Hidden Figures

Technology has revealed the earlier versions of Pablo Picasso’s ‘Family of Saltimbanques’ and the painting’s evolution.<p>The often romantic theme of itinerant entertainers and street performers enjoys a long history in France, going back to the royal court of Louis XIV. Among this king’s amusements …

Fine Art

Hear Miles Davis and John Coltrane on the Road, Among Other Wonders in Take Five

John Coltrane’s momentous affiliation with Miles Davis was drawing to a close in March of 1960, when he agreed (with some reluctance) to embark on a …

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Milt Jackson And John Coltrane

Milt Jackson and John Coltrane only ever did one record together. But what a record it is.Recorded in '59 and backed by Hank Jones on piano, bassist …

John Coltrane

"Believe Your Ears" Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: "Cheek to Cheek-The Complete Duets"

Jazz

Don Cheadle Shades Kanye West on Twitter: 'Who's Kanye?'

It was only a month ago when Kanye West went on <i>TMZ</i> and said slavery was a choice. This came after a slew of tweets from 'Ye about his love for Donald …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Sunday Reading: Artistic Personalities

In 1957, Janet Flanner published a Profile called “The Surprise of the Century.” The “surprise” was Pablo Picasso, a genius who struck his friends as unprecedented, as both an artist and a person—a “complete phenomenon.” (“The excesses of his artistic endowment, of his will, of his life appetites, …

Literature

J. Cole & Miles Davis - Come Get This One / Dumb Days (Prod. td202) NEW (2018)

How the Incorporation of Musical Modes on the Miles Davis Album ‘Kind of Blue’ Reinvented Jazz

YouTuber Polyphonic, who creates incredibly informative video essays about music took a look at the iconic Miles Davis album <i>Kind of Blue</i>. He …

Music

Madonna producer Reggie Lucas dead at age 65

The jazz guitarist also was a member of Miles Davis’ band.<p>Famed jazz guitarist Reggie Lucas, who produced most of Madonna's eponymous debut record …

Video: The only time John Coltrane performed ‘A Love Supreme’ live

Here is the only surviving footage from John Coltrane’s first and only live performance of “A Love Supreme” on July 26, 1965. John Coltrane – A Love …

John Coltrane

One Life: Sylvia Plath

<i>One Life: Sylvia Plath</i> is the first exploration of the poet and writer’s life in an art and history museum. The exhibition reveals how Plath shaped …

Literature

The Top Museums in Naples, Italy

Naples may be famous for its pizza, but there are several excellent museums in this southern Italian city, including the highly acclaimed National …

Italy

Will There Ever Be Another Writer Like Philip Roth?

I first discovered Philip Roth at age fifteen. My parents, bless them, placed <i>Goodbye, Columbus</i> in my hands. Having grown up in the suburbs of Detroit—the rock-ribbed WASP enclave of Grosse Pointe—I found him exotic, thrilling. His audacity staggered me. His books were smart <i>and</i> dirty, and until …

Books

Philip Roth, 1933–2018

Philip Roth, a towering figure of twentieth-century literature, has died at the age of eighty-five. He had a long history with the <i>The Paris Review</i>. His story “The Conversion of the Jews” was pulled from our slush pile when Roth was just twenty-five years old, and published in issue no. 18 (Spring …

Literature

Tom Wolfe, 1930–2018

By The Paris Review May 15, 2018<p>In Memoriam<p>Tom Wolfe died yesterday at age eighty-eight. Between 1965 and 1981, the dapper white-suited father of New Journalism chronicled, in pyrotechnic prose, everything from Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters to the first American astronauts. And then, having …

Gertrude Stein’s Mutual Portraiture Society

Between 1908 and her death, in 1946, Gertrude Stein created over a hundred prose portraits, which she called “word paintings.” Most of her portraits were of her friends: Alice B. Toklas, Matisse, Picasso, Sherwood Anderson, Erik Satie, Hemingway, Man Ray, Jean Cocteau, Jane Heap, Carl Van Vechten, …

Selected Sentences from Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi

A few words about an underappreciated piece of reading technology. Talking about underlining in books.<p>Nobody shows you how to do this, and it’s a pity. You find out quick that if you do it wrong, you ruin the book. If you do it right, though, you create a precious heirloom.<p>How do you do it right? …

Listen to this 1903 Recording of Grieg Playing a Piece for His Wife

Edvard Grieg’s “Wedding Day at Troldhaugen,” from <i>Lyric Pieces</i>, was written for his wife Nina in commemoration of their 25th anniversary. Luckily, …

Nina Kraviz

Video Exclusive: Ludovico Einaudi on bringing the spirit of Jimi Hendrix to classical music

Classical music for a modern age” is a video series exploring the evolving landscape of the “new classical” genre, which flourishes on the borderland where classical meets pop, experimental and multimedia. It takes place in new spaces in front of younger, less stereotypical audiences, and springs …

Flute

Van Gogh and the Seasons

<b>A new look at the ways<br>van Gogh represented the seasons and the natural world throughout his career</b><p>The changing seasons captivated Vincent van Gogh …

Miles Davis Penned Popular Music’s Best Autobiography

The jazz legend was often rude and crude and always full of attitude. He was also always worth listening to, whether playing or talking. His life …

Latest Miles Davis/John Coltrane Box Set Reveals the Marvel of the Final Tour

The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6<p>Miles Davis and John Coltrane<p>Columba/Legacy<p>23 March 2018<p>That 1960 European tour, as the set's <i>The Final Tour</i> …

The Jazz(Funk) Weekender # 45

1) Just in time - The Three Sounds<br>2) Walkin' the walk - Eddie Harris Funk Project<br>3) Green and Gold - Roy Ayers<br>4) Crap Apple - Idris Muhammad<br>5) They …

Funk Music