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Brazilian Jazz

Celebrating Naná Vasconcelos: Storytelling with Percussion

Chris McGowan | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Chris McGowan

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 ...

How Do You Keep Your Music?

Tom Moon | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Moon

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.

Blame It on the Bossa Nova: Jazz Samba's 50th Birthday

Chris McGowan | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Chris McGowan

2012-04-17-StanGetzJoeCharlie111111.jpg 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.