Naná Vasconcelos, a Brazilian percussionist who left his mark on global music, passed away on March 9 at the age of 71 in Recife. Vasconcelos gained ...
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The other day, a guitarist friend shared the philosophy that guides his music collection.
He still buys CDs, but only those titles he knows he will return to often -- music he's studying, his all-time favorite albums, etc.
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's album Jazz Samba, which launched the bossa nova craze in the United States, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.
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