Jazz

Eurythmics discuss Rock Hall of Fame and going 'into hiding' in the 80s.

<b>Throughout the 1980s, Annie Lennox and David Stewart challenged the notion of what a pop group could look or sound like.</b><p>As the Eurythmics, they spawned smash after smash, from the icy synth-pop of Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) to the Motown tribute Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves.<p>Their videos …

Nina Simone

The Culture Caught Up With Spike Lee — Now What?

Before he had even made his first movie, Spike Lee used to fantasize about three things: season tickets at the Garden, a brownstone in Fort Greene like the one that he was raised in and a house in the historically black Oak Bluffs section of Martha’s Vineyard. In 1986, after writing, producing, …

Long-form Journalism

Rare 1973 Freddie Hubbard Quintet concert from a rural church released on vinyl for the first time

November 21, 2017 In News<p><b>Live from a cult jazz society in the Belgian countryside.</b><p>A remote hinterland of Europe might not seem like a hotspot for …

Vinyl Records

Thunder GM Sam Presti, coach Billy Donovan know how to jazz up a conversation about basketball

The Marsalis brothers talk about teamwork in jazz as it relates to hoops with Presti and Donovan<p>Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Mark Bryant was …

Basketball

ECM Records adds catalogue to streaming platforms

ECM Records has added its entire catalogue of contemporary, jazz and classical music to major streaming platforms. Its roster includes Keith Jarrett, …

Before 'Sweet Dreams,' Eurythmics braced for failure

LOS ANGELES: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) has become a classic in pop music and marked a commercial breakthrough for synth-pop. But before the …

Marilyn Manson

Review: Dominique Lawalrée in New York

"And of course, we play this piece like children—with some mistakes," said the Belgian composer and keyboardist Dominique Lawalrée as he sat down …

Music

Dweezil Zappa To Team With Jazz Orchestra For December Shows

Guitarist <b>Dweezil Zappa</b> will play the music of his father, Frank Zappa, with the University Of Hawaii Hilo Jazz Orchestra at the University Of Hawaii …

Guitar

Analog: Holly Jolly

Christmas. As in, Yule. Yule Log. Not a log, I don't have a log, I mean, you know... If I had a log. Not in the sense that you think I said I …

Shopping

BBC Concert Orchestra names new Principal Conductor

Bramwell Tovey to take over from January<p>BBC Concert Orchestra names Bramwell Tovey new Principal Conductor (photo: David Cooper)<p>The BBC Concert …

Jim James shares The World Is Falling Down 'Tribute To 2'

<b>Jim James</b>, the frontman for My Morning Jacket, has shared his cover of jazz singer <b>Abbey Lincoln’</b>s “The World Is Falling Down” which features on his …

Music (UK)

Critical Role Celebrity Playlist: Scanlan’s Playlist by Sam Riegel

<i>In case you haven’t joined the Critter community yet, Critical Role is our Dungeons & Dragons RPG show where a group of geeky voice actors roleplay</i> …

Geek

Back Page: Happy Birthday, Monk, by Bill Ott

<b>The Back Page: Happy Birthday, Monk.</b><p>Ott, Bill (author).<p>FEATURE. First published November 15, 2017 (<i>Booklist</i>).<p>Jazzman Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917–82) …

Thelonious Monk

Another one for the album from John Fordham, master of jazz writing

Maurice George is glad to see John Fordham’s photo after collecting every one of his jazz reviews for a decade or more<p>Thank you for publishing John Fordham’s photo at last (Sparks fly as Europeans reinvent the jazz age, 14 November). He’s one of the most perceptive reviewers at the Guardian and yet …

Music

20 wonderful things to do in NYC this week

<b>Mon 20</b><p><b>The Simpsons Thanksgiving Bingo</b> <b>Videology Bar & Cinema</b><br>Before this country’s definitive holiday, spend time with its most iconic family, when …

New York City

tyDi Drops 'Did You Know', A Masterful Fusion Of Trance & Orchestra

<b>tyDi</b> returns to his trance roots with <i>‘Did You Know',</i> the 2nd single off of his upcoming album, <i>Collide.</i> tyDi is fresh off the success of the album’s …

Music

Things to do this week: Nov. 20-26

<b>MONDAY, Nov. 20</b><p><b>Xavier Men's Basketball,</b> 8:30 p.m., Cintas Center, Xavier University, Evanston. vs. Hampton. $35. 513-745-3411.<p><b>CCM Brass Choir,</b> 8 …

Christmas

Coming off impressive road win, UNC Asheville begins three-game homestand

Coming off an impressive road win at Austin Peay that wrapped up a hectic 10-day schedule of three road games against quality opponents, the UNC …

College Basketball

Album Review: Slum Sociable - Slum Sociable

20.11.17<p><b>Mesmerising, genre-defying debut from chill Melbourne duo.</b><p>For a debut to have such poise and confidence is remarkable. In crafting an …

Kendrick Lamar

BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, Piano music by Mompou, Albeniz and Granados

Catriona Young presents a recital by pianist Luis Fernando Peréz with music by Mompou, Albeniz and Granados.<p>12:31 AM<br>Mompou, Federico [1893-1987]<br>Scènes d'enfants<br>Luis Fernando Peréz (piano)<p>12:42 AM<br>Albéniz, Isaac [1860-1909]<br>Excerps from Ibéria<br>Luis Fernando Peréz (piano)<p>1:12 AM<br>Granados, Enrique …

Orchestras

The simple statistical analysis that explains the entire history of popular music

In national security, social network analysis is used to identify potential terrorists. In marketing, it can uncover the Instagram influencers who are best positioned to sell a company’s product.<p>But social network theory—the study of how different people or things interact with one another, often …

Frank Zappa

Album Review: Gregory Porter, Nat King Cole Me | Music Review | Album

Music Review/Album: 20 Nov 2017, 12:26 <br>Edwin McFee<p>Album Review: Gregory Porter, <i>Nat King Cole & Me</i><p>An underwhelming effort from the Jazz-Pop …

Mona Lisa

Della Reese, renowned Chicago singer, 'Touched by an Angel' star, dies

Before she was on the hit TV show “Touched by an Angel,” Della Reese touched Chicago audiences, first as a gospel singer groomed by Mahalia Jackson, …

An Artist with Synesthesia Turns Jazz & Rock Classics Into Colorful Abstract Paintings

For those in the arts, few moments are more blissful than those spent “in the zone,” those times when the words or images or notes flow unimpeded, …

Culture

New Trump Hotel Set To Open In Heart Of The Mississippi Delta

Trump hotels are meant to exude a sense of luxury in some of the most exciting and exotic cities worldwide. Now the president's organization is due to open a new hotel — this time in the heart of the blues-soaked Mississippi Delta.<p>It will be the first in a new line of four-star hotels the Trump …

News (U.S.)

‘Nina Simone’ raises a fist at Arena Stage

You wouldn’t want a conventional biographical musical for the combative Nina Simone, a civil rights-era singer who responded to the Southern murders of blacks with the mischievous “show tune,” as she called it, “Mississippi Goddam.” And Christina Ham’s “Nina Simone: Four Women” is hardly a …

Entertainment

The Dessert Wine That Won't Push Things Over the Top After a Big Meal

My husband always says that dessert is not about being hungry. This is true. Because sometimes it’s about being thirsty. And if you’re thirsty for something after a big holiday meal, I would like to suggest a glass of Banyuls.<p>Admittedly, I didn’t know much about Banyuls before this past February. I …

Bon Appetit

Pour a cocktail and enjoy the smooth lounge pop of Ranny Sinclair

Ranny Sinclair<p><i>Another Autumn</i><p>Modern Harmonic<p>Like a soft summer breeze, the hazy mid-‘60s lounge pop of New Yorker Ranny Sinclair offers a soothing …

Liberal View

Too Tall to Feel Small: The Case for Eurythmics' Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee's yearly announcement of the latest batch of potential inductees always generates the same …

Music

The Blacklist at 70

Controversies over free speech and censorship, a battle between liberals and the hard Left — we’ve seen this movie before.<p>Seventy years ago, one of …

Conservative View