Blue Note

Katie Thiroux Sets Out On Extensive Tour

Jazz bassist Katie Thiroux is taking her trio on the road for an international tour this fall. The journey kicks off with a leg on the West Coast …

San Francisco

José James Tips His Hat To Bill Withers On ‘Lean On Me’

Jazz vocal stylist José James will release <i>Lean On Me,</i> his new tribute album to the great soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, on 28 September on Blue …

Music

WHYR JAZZ: Gifts & Messages 9/15/2018 Show 340

21st century music to start as Don Braden covers Beyonce, Lionel Loueke injects his magic into The Vampires (from Australia), Vince Mendoza and the …

Baton Rouge

Festa Italiana coming to Kakaako

Festa Italiana, an Italian cultural festival in the central Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaako that launched in 2017, returns this fall.<p>The nonprofit …

Jazz

With 'Emanon,' Jazz Elder Wayne Shorter Grandly Sweeps The Stars

Wayne Shorter likes to tell a story about going to see Charlie Parker, the mercurial titan of bebop, sometime around 1951. Shorter was 18 at the time …

Jazz

Ambrose Akinmusire Announces New Blue Note Album ‘Origami Harvest’

Composer and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire has announced the release of his new studio album <i>Origami Harvest,</i> <b>which will be</b> <b>released on 12 October</b> …

Music

Best jazz clubs in Hong Kong: Where to see live performances of big band and blue note, bebop to bossa nova

If the boom boom EDM and bottle service scene isn’t your kind of thing, then you might want to check out one of the city’s jazz clubs. We searched …

Hong Kong

Don Was: The Renaissance ‘Music’ Man

A hitmaker in his own right with Was (Not Was), producer of hundreds of key albums by everyone from <b>the Rolling Stones</b> to Bob Dylan and from <b>Bonnie</b> …

Music

Brian McKnight brings fresh, raw sound to Blue Note Hawaii

Perhaps no artist has had as fitting or as prescient an introduction to the world as Brian McKnight did. Intentionally or not, 1993’s “Love Is” set …

Jazz

With 'Emanon,' legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter finds a way to marry comic books and jazz

"Just before he died,” recalls Wayne Shorter, “Miles Davis called me and he said, 'Wayne, write something for me with a chamber orchestra, strings and everything. But put a window in so I can get out of there.'"<p>In the 20th century, the saxophonist was one of the fiercest voices in modern jazz. He …

Horns

Finding The Hidden Hawaii Through The Eyes Of Ukulele Virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro

As tropical storm Olivia bears down on Hawaii today, many visitors are hunkered down in hotels and condos waiting for the weather to improve. Thankfully, forecasters say the storm is weakening, and, hopefully, damage and flooding will be minimal or nonexistent.<p>Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro, who …

Ukuleles

The Brilliant Complexity Embedded in the Simple I IV V Chord Progression of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’

In memory of the late, great Aretha Franklin, the doodling, fast talking and extremely knowledgeable music theorist 12Tone musically breaks down …

Aretha Franklin

Goldie and MC GQ on The Roller

Fanatic<p>The drum & bass DJ, actor, visual artist and orchestra conductor performs an extraordinary set on the River Thames.<p>From Rufige Kru’s …

East London

St. Louis Blues: Jake Allen’s 2018-19 Mask Hits All The Right Notes

The St. Louis Blues goaltenders almost always have interesting masks these days. Jake Allen’s initial mask for 2018-19 is another prime example.<p>The …

NHL

Blues Scales – The Major and Minor Blues Scale

The blues scale is one of the first guitar scales we explore on the guitar when learning how to solo. The scale is used in many different styles of …

Electric Guitar

The Blue Note Years: The Jazz Photography of Francis Wolff

Read an Excerpt<p>CHAPTER ONE<p>Charlie Lourie<p>The levelof expression,the recordedsound, thegraphics, andthe courageousstretching ofboundaries madeblue note …

Jazz

Take Five: Songs of Work and Relaxation, From Jazz Legends Born Around Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is a time to honor our workers, and the spirit of industry they embody.<p>Of course it also carries other connotations: backyard …

Horns

Horace Silver: Celebrating The Jazz Messenger’s Golden Legacy

2 September 2018 marks what would have been the 90th birthday of Horace Silver, one of jazz’s most significant pianists and composers.<p>As co-founder …

Music

WHYR JAZZ: Gifts & Messages 9/1/2018 Show 338

50th anniversary salutes for September 1968 Blue Note recordings by Lee Morgan (The Sixth Sense bonus tracks), Elvin Jones (The Ultimate with Joe …

Baton Rouge

Inside the Delightfully Quirky, Absolutely Fabulous, and Utterly Exhausting World of Cruise Performers

The performers you know from movies, TV, and Broadway represent only about one percent of the performing artists making living today. The rest work …

Cruise Ships

‘Sonny’s Crib’: How Pianist Sonny Taylor Made His Home At Blue Note

Located 23 miles south-east of Pittsburgh, Herminie might seem like a small, unassuming Pennsylvanian coal mining community, but it gave the world …

Music

Archie Shepp : 5 Original Albums (Four For Trane/On This Night/Fire Music/Mama Too Tight/Way Ahead) (5CD set) (CD)

About Product Images<p>This image is a general representation of the item and the actual product may differ slightly in terms of color shading, logo …

Jazz

Telluride 2018: Documentary Overview

<i>Festival:</i> <b><br>The 45th annual Telluride Film Festival</b><p><i>Dates:</i><br>August 31-September 3<p><i>About:</i><br>Seventeen of the influential Colorado festival’s 39 feature slots go …

Documentaries

Listen to Listen Again to @JakeShimabukuro on The @RickHamada Program | KHVH Clips | Podcasts

(orig air date Thu Aug 30th 2018) Ukulele Master Jake Shimabukuro joined Rick in studio to talk about the release of Jake’s new CD – The Greatest Day …

Podcasting

Patio bar in Frisco closed after dispute over pricing

After four and a half years serving beer, burgers and music to bargoers in Frisco, Stan's Main Street has closed.<p>The restaurant and patio is built …

Dallas

Something New! St. Louis Blues, NHL & adidas Reveal The Third Jersey For 2018/2019

The St. Louis Blues are back in the news, and this time around they are back with a new look for the season. Today the Blues, along with the NHL and …

Ice Hockey

Maverick Saxophonist Daniel Bennett Releases 'We Are The Orchestra'

Daniel Bennett's groundbreaking release "We Are the Orchestra" was conceived when Bennett arranged the musical score for "Whitman at the Whitney" at …

Horns

LOOK: St. Louis Blues reveal Heritage Jersey that they'll wear this season

The Blues are bringing back their 2017 Winter Classic uniform as a 'Heritage' jersey this season<p>The St. Louis Blues have unveiled a Heritage Jersey …

Ice Hockey

Pass Laboratories HPA-1 Headphone Amplifier -- Best High-End Audio Equipment Of 2017 Awards

<b>September 2017</b> <b><br>Best Of 2017 Blue Note Equipment Awards</b><p><b>Pass Laboratories HPA-1 Headphone Amplifier</b> <b><br>Price: $3500</b> <b><br>Click here to read the complete review.</b><p><b>I</b>t …

Audiophile

‘Go’: How Dexter Gordon Raced Into The Jazz History Books

Unanimously hailed by jazz critics as <b>one of his greatest ever albums</b>, <i>Go</i> was Dexter Gordon’s third LP for Blue Note Records. It heralded a remarkable …

Music