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Blue Note President Don Was on the Future of Jazz

Stephen Maloney | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Maloney

Improvisation has always been at the core of jazz music. Collective improvisation--a piano player riffing on a bass line thumping out of an upright following the whims of a drummer--has served the entire jazz industry well over the past century or so.

Elliot Horne's Hiptionary: Dig We Must!

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Elliot Horne, whose clock sadly stopped in 1989 when he was 67, was an 18-carat cat. He didn't have boatloads of biz juice and wasn't a major breadmaker. But he was a sweet scratcher with Cornynesque language chops and a Lundvallian devotion to jazz.

Producers Discuss Moving the Needle in Music at AES Conference

Michelle Edgar | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

This past Saturday at the AES Convention, music industry executives and professionals gathered for the Grammy SoundTables producer panel on "Songs that Move the Needle," featuring Alex Da Kid, Don Was, Michael Brauer, Niko Bolas, No I.D., moderated by Ed Cherney.

When the Heart Emerges Glistening a Powerful New Album by Ambrose Akinmusire

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

At the tender age of 29, trumpet player Ambrose Akinmusire, has garnered a plethora of accolades and acknowledgements this year for his recent work.