Herbie Hancock

Annie Leibovitz Teaches Photography in Her First Online Course

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Dolly Parton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barack Obama and family, Bruce Springsteen, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Gates, Queen …

Culture

Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, and Christian Scott Announce Jazz Supergroup

Terrace Martin, the Los Angeles multi-instrumentalist behind some of Kendrick Lamar and YG's biggest hits, had a busy year. In addition to <i>Sounds of</i> …

Music

Dr. Dre's Classic: 'The Chronic' At 25

Since 2001, the date Sept. 11 has been solely reflective of one pivotal moment in American history, though a decade ago music fans' attention was …

Music

Stanley Clarke Is the Reason You Love Music

The legendary bass player, who basically invented jazz fusion, speaks about his lengthy career—from collaborating with Keith Richards to Paul McCartney to Miles Davis.<p>When you meet Stanley Clarke, the first thing you notice are his hands. These aren’t conventional palms and metacarpals, but flesh …

Music

Mingus & Joni Mitchell: The Black Saint & the Singer Lady

In his final, terrible year of 1978, life was slipping from Charles Mingus each day, and he needed to do something to spread the word—maybe find a …

Jazz

Darth Vader Themed Mini Coupe: The Forced Induction Is Strong with This One

"Impressive... Most impressive."<p>Andrew Baron/North American Motoring<p>Sometimes we come across car enthusiasts who are not only obsessed with cars, but …

Star Wars

Neil Diamond Is So Good! So Good! So Good!

A head-in-the-clouds look back at the gang brawls, austere dirges, and arena shows that made an American icon.<p>In 1962, a young songwriter who performed under the name Neil Diamond, and in fact was born with the name Neil Diamond, began a job at a small publishing company called Sunbeam, in a …

Music

Luc Besson thinks Valerian will endure, just like The Fifth Element

Like the auteur responsible for making it, <i>Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets</i> is a unique, and even personal movie. Independently funded by …

Science Fiction

An Album While You Wait

On September 12, vocalist and bassist Esperanza Spalding embarked on an experiment she called <i>Exposure</i>. The project was a self-prescribed …

Music

The best albums of 2017, No 8: Thundercat – Drunk

Deliciously surreal funk, squelchy soft rock, fart noise and a homage to his cat: ace of bass Thundercat’s breakthrough album travels from consciousness to conscience<p>• More on the best albums of 2017 • More on the best culture of 2017<p>When the world outside is weird, let’s hear it for an album that …

Music

Greg Schiano was set to make nearly $28 million over six years as Tennessee’s head coach

An ugly, very public backlash ended up causing some significant damage to <b>Greg Schiano</b>‘s bank account.<p><i>247Sports.com</i> obtained the full Memorandum of …

College & University

Backstage at ‘The Late Show’ with Jon Batiste

The musical director and former point guard on why it’s important to keep score<p>On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Jon Batiste reached over to the …

Jazz

AllMusic Best of 2017 | AllMusic 2017 in Review

On her second album, Angaleena Presley is determined to expand country tradition.<p>This is one of those rare recordings that break entirely new ground …

Music

Indonesian jazz pianist teen on playing with Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis, and not being a prodigy

Joey Alexander is sitting in the Conrad Hong Kong hotel’s Lobby Lounge wearing thick-framed glasses and an expression that swings between cheeky and …

Jazz

Alfredo Rodriguez Brings Memories of Cuba to San Francisco

“I always have the accent,” says Alfredo Rodriguez during our phone chat from his home in Los Angeles. “Even if I were to be talking about philosophy …

Jazz

The year’s best box sets, honorable mentions

As I mentioned last week, I couldn't fit everything in my annual column of gift ideas that I thought was worthwhile. On Friday I wrote about a couple …

Jazz

Vinyl Treasures: Howard Roberts Quartet

My first Guitar Teacher, the ultra-hip Bunnie Grégoire, turned me on to H.R. Is a Dirty Guitar Player.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>My first Guitar Teacher,the ultra-hip …

Guitar

My favourite album: Miles Davis’s A Tribute to Jack Johnson

Great records do not necessarily arise out of historical ruptures. Nonetheless, Miles Davis’s A Tribute to Jack Johnson is significant in jazz and …

Jazz

Ibby's 2017 Gift Guide

I'm so delighted to share my picks for this holiday gifting season. While we can all be consumed with consumerism at this specific time of year it's …

Shopping

The 2018 Brits’ Critics Choice Award shortlist was a progressive step... let's hope it's not an anomaly

Each year, around 1,200 industry experts vote to decide who will become Britain’s next big musical act and take home the BRITs’ Critics Choice …

Joni Mitchell

Armin Van Buuren is offering you DJ and production classes

MasterClass, the online tutorial service that specializes in bringing iconic creatives to teach speciality skills, has introduced Armin Van Buuren …

Music

The 10 Best Singing Drummers in Rock History

A couple weeks ago, we brought you our rankings of the 10 Best Bassists in Rock History, as a way to show a little love for some of the …

Don Henley

Grammys 2018: Will Leonard Cohen or Chris Cornell win posthumous award for Best Rock Performance

Legendary <b>David Bowie</b> didn’t win many Grammys while he was alive — just one to be exact, Best Music Video for “Jazzin’ for Blue Jean” (1985). But he …

Music

Will The Grammy's 2018 Be A Breakthrough Moment?

With issues of racial politics being so high in the news agenda at the moment, pop cultural commentators have been sharpening their knives ahead of …

Jazz

Recommendations for live jazz albums?

Hi all,<p>I’m currently spinning <i>Misterioso</i> by the Thelonious Monk Quartet and I’m really digging it. Do you have any recommendations for other live jazz …

Jazz

The Pitch

A few weeks before comedian Tig Notaro was set to perform at her regular gig <i>Tig & Friends</i> at L.A. theater Largo, her doctor broke the news that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. It was just another psychic gut-punch in a year full of them, from the end of Notaro’s long-term relationship to …

Joni Mitchell

IFE Film Review: Kooky, candy-colored sci-fi rules the day in Valerian - Runway Girl

When it comes to crafting daring, truly strange sci-fi/action hybrids on an epic scale, nobody does it better than César-award-winning …

Movies

Herbie Hancock Announces 2018 Winter Tour

Legendary jazz musician Herbie Hancock has detailed his first series of 2018 dates. Hancock will focus on the West Coast with a band to be …

Jazz

Christian Scott and Vic Mensa Debut New Music in 'The Refined Players'

Down in New Orleans, in the land of dreams, Christian Scott and Vic Mensa are sitting in a little room behind Preservation Hall, a quaint jazz club …

Jazz

The amazing classic synth and experimental moments on children's TV

Before it reverted to Internet age-blandness, American kids’ TV enjoyed a golden age of music, scored by oddball indie composers and legends …

Sesame Street