Jazz

Seems Like A Lifetime Ago 1977-1980

<b>Feels Good To Me</b> (CD and DVD-A)<p>1) Beelzebub (Bruford)<p>2) Back to the Beginning (Bruford)<p>3) Seems Like a Lifetime Ago: part one (Bruford)<p>4) Seems like …

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Forebears: The Endearing Grace Of Lena Horne

The body of work that Lena Horne produced is an early how-to guide on how to simultaneously slay on stage, screen and in the recording studio. Contemporary African-American women entertainers ranging from Diana Ross to Beyoncé are indebted to Horne for the foundation that she laid down, as well as …

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Natalie Cole’s son dead at 39

Natalie Cole’s son Robert Yancy was found dead in his San Fernando Valley, Calif., apartment on Monday night.<p>He was 39 and Cole’s only child.<p>The …

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

In the French Quarter of New Orleans, there's a tiny venue with old wooden floors where on a good night you can cram in around a hundred people. The audience sits right up in front of the band and it's so intimate that the musicians don't need microphones. It's a truly magical place, where the …

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Sun Ra’s Lost Ark Series released as double 10” for the first time

August 16, 2017 In News<p><b>Rare, celestial live recordings.</b><p>Previously issued as separate 10”s, Sun Ra and his Myth Science Solar Arkestra’s <i>Lost Art</i> …

Vinyl Records

3001 and all that tango

Piazzolla not only brings his grandfather’s magic to his craft; he is the product of his own era and imbibed much of the contemporary sounds that …

Miles Davis

The holiday hot list: 21 amazing excuses for a last-minute summer break

Failed at organising a summer holiday so far? It's not too late – from bog races in Wales to the bear tracking in Canada, here are 21 inspiring travel ideas especially for the month of August.<p>1. Stay at a 'disappearing' hotel in Wales<p>A 'disappearing hotel' has popped up amongst the rugged landscape …

Travel

From P-Funk to J Dilla: How Amp Fiddler helped put Detroit on the map

<b>A musical tour of Amp Fiddler’s Motor City.</b><p>Growing up as one of five, Joseph “Amp” Fiddler was surrounded by music. Not just knee deep in the soul, …

Herbie Hancock

Unheard: Works by Jokl; Süsskind; Hauer CD review – six lost classics delivered with finesse

Kozelj/Reuss/Ebony Quartet (Channel Classics)<p>Like those of its parent ensemble, the Ebony Band, the members of the Ebony Quartet all have day jobs playing in the great Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. The declared mission of both groups is to revive forgotten music from the 1920s and …

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With An Avant-Rock Reimagining Of ‘Blue,’ Arc Iris Reveals A New Joni Mitchell

Support the news<p>For the past few months, the Providence avant-rock trio Arc Iris has been touring New England with a concert it calls "Arc Iris …

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Time and space for Music

There were several professional confluences, with Nitzan designing the covers for a couple of Cohen’s records and providing video art for the …

Israel

This picturesque jazz and blues festival is the perfect city escape

Get out of the big smoke and into a world of music and sunshine.<p>Situated in the foothills of the Yarra Valley, <b></b>Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend is …

Blues Music

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock talks music, recovery and partying with Prince | Miami Herald

Herbie Hancock likes to surprise us.<p>Remember when the post-bop stalwart went funk/soul/jazz on "Head Hunters" in 1973? Remember when he went …

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock on Playing with Miles Davis and the Meaning of Life

A child prodigy, born in Chicago, Hancock began playing piano at the age of 7, and by 11 was playing Mozart piano concertos with the Chicago Symphony …

Herbie Hancock

R.I.P. "Everything Must Change" creator, Benard Ighner

If you look at the canon of soul and jazz music of the 20th century, it doesn’t take long before you stop and pause at the classic song, “Everything …

Nina Simone

Meryl Streep's Acting Secret Can Make Your Professional Growth a Lot Easier

When you need to make a personal or professional change, it's okay to imitate someone who's already there.<p>No matter what you do in your work and life, at some point there will be things you're going to want or need to change. It could be what you do, how or when you do it, with whom--you get the …

Meryl Streep

Herbie Hancock Funks Up the Denver Botanic Gardens

The group had referenced “Chameleon” during the opening cut, “Overture,” which started out spacey and abstract before morphing into a funk groove …

Herbie Hancock

Silent 10-Minute Track Reaches Top 100 On iTunes

The world is full of crazy stories, crazy ideas, novel ideas, and money making ideas. This next story fits all of the aforementioned. In isolation, …

Music

James Blake playing two solo piano shows at Lincoln Center

Though <b>James Blake</b> is often known as an electronic artist, he shines as a piano-pop singer/songwriter too, and he’ll show off that side of him with …

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Trombone Shorty: Even Funerals Are Parties in New Orleans

It’s during breaks from listening to music that Andrews's brain starts to work and creativity hits.<p>“I’m not really influenced by anything at that …

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Palmyra review – smashing fable about power, ego and war

Summerhall, Edinburgh The duo who created Eurohouse shift from comic to tragic in a brilliant piece that reflects on Syria and the breakdown of relationships<p>The woman beside me in the audience has been entrusted with a hammer. From the stage Bertrand Lesca is demanding she hands it over to him. At …

Film (UK)

T. Oliver Reid Brings Bobby And Cole…The Singer And The Songs To Life | Times Square Chronicles

T. Oliver Reid Brings Bobby And Cole…The Singer And The Songs To Life<p>In continuation of Mark Nadler’s Cole Porter Festival, Cole and Slaw at the …

Music

Johnny Iguana of the Claudettes Plays Blues So Hard Piano Keys Break

But he says telling him not to play so hard is like telling someone who’s a loud talker to keep his voice down. It’s probably not going to work. …

Music

“Nighttime” is a surreal introduction to Detroit’s instrumental virtuosos Liquid Monk

Featuring Kameryn Ogden on vocals, “Nighttime” is a perfect demonstration of Liquid Monk’s musical versatility.>

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Sandi Russell obituary

Hearing Martin Luther King preach and Malcolm X speak on her own street shaped the identity of the jazz singer, writer and educator Sandi Russell, who has died aged 71.<p>Born in New York City, she grew up in Harlem during the civil rights era. Her mother, Etta (nee Adkins), was descended from Native …

Thelonious Monk

The story of Birdland, 'the Jazz Corner of the World'

Say what you will about mobsters, they often have very good taste in music.<p>And thus on Thursday the 15th of December 1949, in the tradition of Owney …

Music

Five Reasons Biotech Entrepreneurs Absolutely, Positively Need Neil Young, Miles Davis And Liszt

Inspired by a trip to the Venice Biennale, some thoughts on entrepreneurship, biotechnology and the creative process.<p><b>1. Creativity begets creativity.</b> My favorite definition of entrepreneurship? Creativity in a business setting. The creative process is not limited to those who (can) express …

Miles Davis

The Bill Evans Trio Plays With Spontaneity And Grace On 'Another Time'

In 1968, jazz pianist Bill Evans led a trio with Jack DeJohnette and Eddie Gomez. They spent five weeks in Europe; a newly unearthed concert recording catches them live in a Dutch radio studio.

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Daisy Sweeney, who taught musical greats Oliver Jones, Oscar Peterson, dies at 97

Print<p>MONTREAL — Daisy Sweeney, the woman credited with being the first teacher of Canadian musical talents like her brother Oscar Peterson and Oliver …

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Famous Jazzman's Saxophone Survives Hurricane Katrina To Be Lost To SF Cab

You might recall New Orleans jazz musician Donald Harrison from his prominent role in Spike Lee's Hurricane Katrina documentary <i>When the Levees Broke</i>, …

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