Thelonious Monk

New music to listen to this week: XamVolo

One of my favourite new artists XamVolo is about to drop his best track to date, so it's a kick that we get to premiere it today on <i>The …

Jazz

Jazz Notes From NYC: Everything You Need to Swing

<b>MTO IS BACK ON TRACK:</b> Trumpeter-composer-arranger <b>Steven Bernstein</b> (above) put his Millennial Territory Orchestra on the shelf these past couple years …

Jazz

Robbie Fulks: Upland storyteller

Nick Bollinger talks to Chicago-based country singer Robbie Fulks on the eve of his first New Zealand show

New Zealand News

This Week In SF Food: State Bird Gets A New Menu, Eight Tables Close To Opening, And More

<i>In a week that began with temperatures so high I'm sure no one wanted to eat, food news still managed to break. Chief among it: Thelonious Monk's</i> …

Restaurants

Marching Band honors architects of jazz in halftime show

Music from the First Lady of Song and the High Priest of Bop filled Ohio Stadium Saturday night during a tribute to America’s truly original art …

Jazz

Distinguished lecturer ruminates on Thelonious Monk at HP Jazz Fest

Considered one of the most important composers and pianists in 20th-century music, Thelonious Monk is one of the most enigmatic figures of his era. …

Jazz

CD Rot, Rack, and Ruin

It started with Thelonious Monk. I was playing <i>Thelonious Alone in San Francisco</i> when a rhythmic swishing sound began to make itself heard. It was not …

Audiophile

The Playlist: U2 Dances Into Darkness and 11 More New Songs

<i>Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos — and anything else that strikes them as intriguing. This week, N.O.R.E. and Pharrell Williams team up again, tributes to Thelonious Monk start to pour in, and Robert Plant unleashes a dark</i> …

Music

Jazz legend's son sues California brewery over beer label

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The son of late jazz legend Thelonious Monk is suing a California brewery, alleging it is using his father's image on bottles and packaging of a Belgian-style ale and other merchandise without permission.<p>The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco by Thelonious …

Business

John Beasley presents MONK'estra Vol 2

Updated / Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017 <b>13:04</b><p><b>Reviewer score</b><p><b>Audience score</b><p><b>Label</b><p>Proper<p><b>Year</b><p>2017<p>Grammy-nominated John Beasley's MONK'estra sees the one-time Miles …

Jazz

Trailer: 'MONK@100: A Century of Genius' Festival

<i>'MONK@100: A Century of Genius</i>' — a 10-day festival running Oct. 17 thru 26, celebrating the life & legacy of NC-native jazz icon <b>Thelonious Monk</b> — …

Jazz

What's up for next weekend: an Elvis fest, Pride in Santa Barbara and a Big Bear Air Fair will keep you running

From Elvis to LGBTQ mariachis to protecting Southern California lands, next weekend has a lot going on.<p><b>Garden Grove</b><p>Are you lonesome tonight? Don’t be: The 18th Elvis Festival features tribute artists; Elvis, Priscilla and Ann-Margret impersonators; Elvis art; a King of Cadillacs Car Show (passenger …

California

Monk and Coltrane Return to Vinyl: A Conversation with Producer Nick Phillips

The classic 1957 studio encounters between a mature Thelonious Monk and an up-and-coming John Coltrane are now remastered for high-quality vinyl. The …

Jazz

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 …

Music

The Crazy Cable World of Donald Trump

My new Nation column is called “The World of Cable News Is Trump’s Reality,” thought the hed should have contained the word “crazy” in it. You can find it here: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-world-of-cable-news-is-trumps-reality/<p>So this past Saturday evening was the annual “Authors’ night” …

Hamptons

JAZZ STANDARDS Vol.13 - Straight, No Chaser

Thelonious Monk was undoubtedly among the geniuses of jazz and music in general. He left us many tubes that are now considered standards, “Straight, …

Jazz

Weekend Music Ideas: August 11, 2017

Guitar heroes are lining up in town the next couple of days. Most people probably don’t think of that label when it comes to James Taylor, but he’s a …

Music

Audeze’s Boundary-Pushing Planar Magnetic In-Ear Headphones Reviewed

These tiny wonders are like no in-ear headphones we have ever heard before.<p>With the release of the $2,500 LCDi4 in-ear headphones, Audeze continues …

Headphones

Praise Be! The Best Gospel Songs Of All Time

You don’t have to be religious to be affected by the power of gospel music. After all, <b>it influenced soul and R&B music</b> – along with rock’n’roll …

Universal Music

Expo 67: Canada Arrives With Jefferson Airplane, Supremes, Thelonious Monk

Held across the spring, summer and autumn of 1967, Expo 67 – or, to give it its full name, The 1967 International And Universal Exposition – was …

Universal Music

W Eugene Smith, the photographer who wanted to record everything

Smith took many famous pictures, but also taped hours of audio of jazz greats, writers and artists of the day in his New York loft. A new book explores his strange world<p>In April 1977, the photographer W Eugene Smith sat in a wheelchair in 23rd Street in New York and oversaw the loading of his vast …

Photojournalism

At Newport, a tribute to an artist who wanted to be there

Jazz suffered a major loss earlier this summer when the influential pianist, composer, and educator Geri Allen died of cancer, barely two weeks past …

Jazz

Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 review – long-lost classic

(Saga)<p>Recorded to accompany Roger Vadim’s film adaptation of the 18th-century novel, this music has not been heard in more than half a century, except at rare screenings. It’s typical Monk – angular, mercurial, introspective – played by his regular quartet of the time, plus French saxophonist …

Music

Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960

<i>Et tu</i>, Thelonious? We've come to expect new discoveries from the vaults, annually or more often, by Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, and …

Jazz

10 of the best John Coltrane tracks

Jazz

An Archive of Iconic Photos from the Golden Age of Jazz: William Gottlieb’s Portraits of Dizzy, Thelonious, Billie, Satchmo & More

If you’ve seen the most famous photographs of Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt, or nearly any other …

Culture

Thelonious Monk's surreally strange and spartan genius gets its due

The legendary pianist’s centenary was celebrated and his music vibrantly updated by John Beasley and his remarkable MONK’estra<p>Just for his name alone, the presence of Thelonious Monk on the planet between 1917 and 1982 has probably registered with more people who know little and care less about …

Music

Philadelphia’s music history — a DIY tour

Philadelphia doesn’t make it easy for music fans to explore the city’s vast and rich musical legacy, but you can cobble together a do-it-yourself …

Canadian News

B-3 organ great Caesar Frazier brings big comeback to Bay Area

Caesar Frazier arrived on the jazz scene just in time to catch the tail end of the Hammond B-3’s golden era, when the mighty but portable organ was …

Music

Venture outside on a summer’s evening and take in a little jazz

Like a pet that has discovered an open door, jazz creeps outside during the summer. Many times, that wandering leads to big outdoor events such ...

Jazz