Jazz

Review: Chick Corea, Steve Gadd join up on impressive album

The Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band, "Chinese Butterfly" (Concord Jazz)<p>Compared to other genres, flexibility of lineups is one of the most fascinating aspects of jazz bands. Musicians are constantly looking for new partners, reuniting with old ones, the musical colors of ensembles shifting as this …

Entertainment

'Tijuana Moods' concerts in San Diego and Tijuana will be historic first for legacy of Charles Mingus

Had the release of jazz giant Charles Mingus’ classic “Tijuana Moods” not been delayed for five years until 1962, it would easily rank along such …

California

How 3-Time Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Is Making Dolly! Her Own

The incandescent Peters tells Playbill about creating her own version of the deliciously meddlesome matchmaker in the Tony-winning revival.<p>It was six …

Wynton Marsalis

New documentary shows us that Lorraine Hansberry of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ was one tough-minded woman

‘Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart’ portrays a ‘left-wing radical’ who spoke truth to power<p>Here’s a phrase I bet you thought you’d never read: Be prepared …

Black History

Phil Ranelin gives J.J. Johnson his due

There are a handful of musicians in jazz history whose names are synonymous with the development of their instrument, and J.J. Johnson is one of …

Indianapolis

Premiere: Jazz Collective Lydian Collective Tease Upcoming Album With "Cascades"

Drawing audiences from all over the globe, UK band Lydian Collective have amassed over 1.4 million views on their YouTube channel, and as they look …

Music

Why Chrissy Teigen Isn't Ready to Confirm Her Baby's Sex — Yet: 'We Did the Harvesting' Again

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend‘s family is expanding, and while the couple has shared their baby joy with the world, they’re keeping some details …

Celebrity Babies

VF Mix 120: Pharoah Sanders by Tim Garcia

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Vinyl Records

How Dallas' David Yaffe got to know Joni Mitchell — and was trusted with telling her life story

Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, David Yaffe was a budding musician, playing piano <b></b>at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and …

The Arts

Saxophonist and songwriter pick up musical ideas around the globe

Keith O’Rourke was born in Edmonton and raised in Calgary. But his music suggests the tenor saxophonist is at home around the world.You can get a …

Edmonton

Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins Form New Band, Share New Song: Listen

Common has formed a new band with pianist Robert Glasper and drummer/producer Karriem Riggins. They’re called August Greene, and they’ve shared their first song today. It’s called “Optimistic” and it features Brandy. Listen to the track below. “Optimistic” will appear on their debut album, <i>August</i> …

Music

A Filmmaker and Photographer’s Urgent, Personal Portraits of Harlem at Night

Khalik Allah, one of the most original documentary filmmakers working today, has made only a few short films and one feature to date, “Field Niggas” (the title is derived from a remark by Malcolm X), which he put out on YouTube and Vimeo and which was released, briefly and scantly, in 2015. (He was …

The 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 14 Episode 9 Title Is More Important Than You Probably Realize

<i>Grey's Anatomy</i> has been on the air for over 300 episodes and counting, which is a heck of a feat. But they've also managed to do something rather …

TV

"Moving Day," Second CD by Bassist/Composer Mark Wade

On their 2015 debut, <b>Event Horizon</b>, bassist/composer <b>Mark Wade</b> and his trio displayed an uncanny empathy and earned a warm reception from press, radio, …

Bass Guitar

Elliot Galvin: The Influencing Machine CD review - brilliantly executed bright ideas

(Edition)<p>Jazz CD of the month<p>Music is “essentially powerless to express anything at all” wrote Igor Stravinsky in 1935. It’s a sentiment that appeals to the many who reckon that draping verbal backstories over the detours and dances of abstract sound is just clutching at existential straws. It also …

Music

New Year, New Music | Smithsonian Folkways

We’re kicking off our 70th anniversary with some new and exciting new releases from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings! Out on January 19 is, <i>Classic</i> …

Smithsonian

Ms. Cheap: YWCA pop-up sale and more ways to save this week

CLOSE<p>Battle Ground Academy Middle School raised over $500 for Ms. Cheap's Penny Drive.<p>Ever since the YWCA closed its 2616 Resale Boutique last …

Duke Ellington

Classical album of the week: Czech PO/Bělohlávek – Smetana's Má Vlast

(Decca)<p>Album of the week<p>Czech music was always what defined Jiři Bělohlávek as a conductor. In his six years with the BBC Symphony Orchestra he conducted a wide range of works, from Mozart to the present day, but it was the music of his fellow countrymen that consistently brought the best from him. …

Music

Best of Mr. P.C. 2017

Dear Mr. P.C.: This whole "jazz musicians play thousands of chords to three people" vs. "rock musicians play three chords for thousands" thing: What …

Guitar

13 essential acoustic blues albums

Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection<p><b>Some of the most viscerally powerful recordings ever made are acoustic blues. But finding where to place</b> …

Guitar

Top 10 conspiracy theories in fiction

Stories that appear to buy into hidden plots, from Franz Kafka to Thomas Pynchon, have an insistent appeal for readers looking to find out ‘what really happened’<p>While writing my third novel, UnAmerican Activities, I watched a lot of conspiracy theory videos on YouTube. The book is a series of …

Literature

For men, the style icon is dead

There was a time when giants of style walked the Earth. That time is now over.<p>The iconic man of style — think of Steve McQueen, or Paul Newman, or …

David Beckham

Bogdanovic was playing the right tune Wednesday vs the Jazz

video.other<p>NBCS Bay Area<p>http://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/video/bogdanovic-was-playing-right-tune-wednesday-vs-jazz<p>The perimeter was kind to the Kings …

Comcast SportsNet California

Black Flag's Henry Rollins on 'Portlandia' and Why Resistance Belongs to Young People

Henry Rollins, one of the greatest punk frontmen of all time, was infamous in the 1980s for beating the crap out of unruly fans at Black Flag shows. …

John Coltrane

French saxophone maker Selmer sells stake to face up to Chinese pressure

MANTES-LA-VILLE, France (Reuters) - Its saxophones are played by the most famous jazzmen around the world and have even been sent into space, but growing competition from China pushed the French family company Henri Selmer Paris to sell a majority stake to an investment fund.<p>The saxophone maker, …

John Coltrane

Kenny G, Saxophonist

Kenny G (born Kenneth Gorelick) is the biggest-selling instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all time with …

Scott Bradlee Performs a Ragtime Piano Medley of the Super Mario Bros. Theme Song

Scott Bradlee of Postmodern Jukebox sat down at his piano and performed a fantastic ragtime piano medley of the <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> theme song. …

Culture

Howard Stern to Induct Bon Jovi Into Rock Hall of Fame

"I am so honored that you asked me. I am thrilled to do it," shock jock tells rocker Wednesday<p>Howard Stern will induct Bon Jovi into the Rock and …

Music

Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson hailed as 'iconic' as she misspells 'voila' as 'wallah'

Little Mix fans were left in hysterics after Jesy Nelson delivered another hilarious gaffe.<p>Nelson – who was mocked for her take on a Jamaican accent …

Little Mix