John Coltrane

Joe Russo's Almost Dead Close Out Two Night Run In Boston With Tons Of Teases & A Bust Out

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to the stage at the House Of Blues Boston to close out not only their two night Boston run, but to put a cap on …

Grateful Dead

Curator Naima Breaks Down Her #MusicSermon Series, Love For New Edition & More [Interview]

<i>Source: Naima</i>Your favorite music curator on Twitter, @Naima, shares her inspiration behind the popular #MusicSermon series and more in this exclusive …

Horns

New Miles Davis & John Coltrane Live Box Set Announced | Pitchfork

The sixth volume in Columbia/Legacy’s Miles Davis <i>Bootleg Series</i> has been announced. <i>The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6</i> is out March 23. Itfeatures both Davis and John Coltrane, and gathers five concerts from the Spring 1960 Jazz At The Philharmonic European Tour in a 4xCD set. The tour was …

Jazz

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble : Book of Sound Album Review | Pitchfork

Hudah, Cid, Baji, L.T., Yosh, Rocco and Clef and Smoove—eight sons of the jazz trumpeter, astral jazz pioneer, and black American icon Phil Cohran—grew up on Chicago’s South Side living apart from their peers. They were raised as vegans. They wore homemade clothes and hand-me-downs to school. And …

Jazz

15 Gifts for (Extreme) Rock-Music Nerds

The good thing about getting gifts for rock-music nerds is that their passion provides a focus — you’ll want to get them a box set. The tough thing …

Entertainment

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

This new film explores how J Dilla used the MPC to revolutionise hip-hop

December 8, 2017 In News<p><b>“Like Jimi Hendrix played guitar or John Coltrane played the saxophone”</b><p><b>Listen next:</b> A previously unheard J Dilla mixtape from …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Year in Dance: #BessiesSoBlack and Other Feats of Inclusivity Dominated the Stage

As I scan my 2017 datebook to identify the high points of my dance-world experiences, I realize that the great bulk of them involved performances and …

New York City

Box sets for diehard music fans

<b>T</b>he holidays bring exclusive gifts for diehard music fans. And if you’re the giver of such gifts, please know they’re not usually budget-friendly. …

Hampton Roads

Solo Sounds: The Power of One

While it hasn't always made money or hit records, the music business has never been short on ideas. Most are nonsense, but every once in a while—the …

Music

A father's touch: The relentless regimen of Vasiliy Lomachenko

OXNARD, Calif. -- The training of Ukrainian Vasiliy Lomachenko -- conceived, orchestrated and monitored by his father, with an assist from a …

Boxing

Review: Ad Libs Ad Infinitum

Having made up an entire country, Americans like to think of themselves as history’s great improvisers. But it wasn’t until the decades after World War II that improvisation took center stage in the arts. Think of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and other jazz giants—but don’t forget Jackson Pollock and …

Opinion

Anyone for Kofi?

Renowned British jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi pays tribute to the great Thelonious Monk at the TA Jazz Festival.<p>Tony Kofi is a living, breathing and …

Jazz

The Secrets To J Dilla’s Production Style Are Revealed In A Fantastic New Video

For anyone wanting to understand why Detroit producer J Dilla is so revered more than one decade after his untimely death, a new video by journalist …

Rap & Hip-Hop

A propos des séances avec Miles Davis

<b>Michel Legrand</b> was in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in May to receive an honorary doctorate from Western Michigan University as part of his first visit to the …

Jazz

Björk and U2’s New Albums Offer Different Utopian Visions, to Different Degrees of Success

The arch-eccentric song-synthesists Björk and U2, the last of the grand stadium-rock conquerors, seldom seem to have a lot in common. But at the tail …

Kendrick Lamar

No matter the circumstance, black men walk through life with swag

In their new movies, Denzel Washington, Chadwick Boseman and Rob Morgan walk like brothers with a certain attitude<p>Something in the way three black …

Chadwick Boseman

Grizzly Bear on Whether an "Indie Scene" Still Exists

My answers like “<i>Pitchfork</i>” and “Coachella” were, more often than not, met with blank stares.<p>And that was what was so cool about it. We were …

Denver

Thanksgiving on Death Row

<b>by Kevin Cooper</b><i>Death Row, San Quentin, Calif</i>. – As I sit here in a 4½-by-11-foot cage on Thanksgiving Day, I first and foremost am thankful to be …

Justice

Friday essay: the art of the pinch - popular music and appropriation

Everything old is new again. Today the Rolling Stones release On Air, a collection of much-bootlegged BBC live studio broadcasts taped for a variety …

Bo Diddley

Commentary: All things being equal, music always seals the deal

Under the best of circumstances, music and politics have a tenuous relationship.

Democratic Party

How 5 Men Became Star Performers at Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

A quintet of Ailey’s strongest dancers reflect on their humble beginnings, plus their greatest challenges performing the works of the company at the …

Classical Music

Grado Labs PS-2000e Headphones Headphone bliss with the $2695 Grado PS-2000e open-air cans. Review By Tom Lyle

<b>November 2017</b> <b><br>Grado Labs PS-2000e Headphones <br>Headphone bliss with the $2695 Grado PS-2000e open-air cans. <br>Review By Tom Lyle</b><p><b></b><b>I</b>t's no secret that I like …

Headphones

Total Records pays tribute to the art of the album cover

Frenchman Antoine de Beaupré has been collecting vinyl for almost 30 years and has amassed an archive of 15,000 LPs; his friend Serge Vincendet is …

Vinyl Records

MSNBC Hosts Say "Icon" Conyers Should Step Down

Nancy Pelosi has been rightfully roasted for the hyper-partisan, hypocritical comments she made about John Conyers on Sunday’s Meet the Press, but …

Conservative View

69 F*cking Fantastic Songs From Netflix's She's Gotta Have It

In <b>She's Gotta Have It</b>, the new Netflix series inspired by Spike Lee's 1986 film of the same name, the music featured throughout the show is equally as complex, unpredictable, and consequential as the show's main characters. Set in modern-day Brooklyn, the show follows sexually liberated millennial …

The Isley Brothers

Talking Miles Davis at the Monmouth University Tuesday Night Record Club

CLOSE<p>Don Cheadle plays Miles Davis in 'Miles Ahead,' a biopic on the jazz musician's life.<p>Whose talking Miles?<p>It’s a deep dive into Miles Davis’ …

Jazz

7 times music critics got things completely wrong - BBC Music

For many music fans, becoming a critic is a dream job. But there can be pitfalls. What if you write a terrible review of a record that ends up becoming a classic? Or you back a band to be the next big thing, only to find out that no one else likes them and they quit a year later?<p>Here are seven …

David Bowie

Bringing Coltrane Back to North Philly

'When the original John Coltrane mural was torn down to make way for a new development, there was an uproar from residents in North Philadelphia's …

Horns

Tiptoes’ dreamy lo-fi pop | Nov. 30 in Kitchener

WhatsOnNov 24, 2017 by Coral AndrewsWaterloo Region Record<p>Tiptoes' have a free-form ambient sound, with hushed vocals and multiple guitars resulting …

Canadian News