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Bird Lives Forever - Modern Graffiti Makes Its Debut in New York

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.24.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, August 24, 2016 Modern graffiti was born when bebop king Charlie Parker tragically died at the age of 34 on ...

'Enjoy the View' - The Final Recording by Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson / 1941-2016

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.23.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, August 23, 2016 In 2014 NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson made his triumphant return to Blue Note Records, wh...

"Super Petite" From the Ever Expanding John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 07.23.2016 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

The multi-talented artist John Hollenbeck has been serving up a cornucopia of music that defies categorization since his debut as a leader back in 200...

An Interview With Saxophonist Sherman Irby

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 03.04.2016 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

If you have ever had a chance to catch Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra "live", it's a good bet you have seen the larger than life presence of Sherman Irby upfront in the saxophone section.

Ten Pianists Reflect on the Enduring Influence of Paul Bley 1932-2016

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

With the recent passing of the pianist Paul Bley, I was intrigued by the many tributes posted on line and in newspapers for this very iconoclastic pla...

The Day Little Jimmy Scott Sang Just for Me

Susan Sisko Carter | Posted 07.17.2016 | Arts
Susan Sisko Carter

I was a little girl, with a big vibrato, recording my first single in Newark, New Jersey. Okay, I confess: it was a demo. But still, there I was at Savoy Records, a label whose catalogue of R&B, jazz, and gospel artists included Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, The Clara Ward Singers and John Lee Hooker.

Is Basquiat's 'The Unknown Notebooks' Art?

Marlon Regis | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Marlon Regis

Jean-Michel Basquiat passed at the tender age of 27 years young, yet his body of works isn't just someone's brilliant idea to fabricate the young artist's thoughtful 'scribbles' into some artistic sense of expression.

No Bird? A Film Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Whether or not you subscribe to the essentially Romantic belief that greatness comes from suffering, Whiplash is a compelling teacher/student story and an intense study of the discipline and training that it takes to become a top-ranked musician.

Confessions of a Teamster Monk

Daron Hagen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts
Daron Hagen

We professional music copyists during the '80s were like monks -- only we were teamsters, too. Seriously, we were. (I still have my old union card.) We were a band of brothers who would run into one another at Associated Music.

Laurie Krauz's "Jazz Soup" -- Presents a Tribute to Bebop Icon -- Sheila Jordan

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 01.10.2015 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

One aspect that distinguishes many jazz singers from other vocalists is the tight collaboration between the singer and their instrumentalist colleagues.

Iconic Interview: J.K. Simmons on Whiplash

Andrew Fish | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

We're wired to feel a vicarious thrill as we watch a young protagonist become the hero he was meant to be. Whiplash hacks into this quirk of brain chemistry and gets you rooting for all the wrong things.

"BIRD LIVES" - A Wonderful One-Man Show About Charlie Parker

Jay Weston | Posted 10.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

all photos from jay Legendary trumpeter Miles Davis once told me (or rather he growled at me) that "the history of jazz can be told in four words...L...

Song of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 08.31.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

I caught up with director N.C. Heikin to ask her what inspired her to want to bring to life the "reality" of Frank Morgan's life and she graciously took the time to give me some insight into her journey.

Dog Ears Music: National Wig Out Day Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music from Beck, White Denim, Super Furry Animals, Fastball, and more.

Digital Memories of Passover and Easter

S. Brent Plate | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

In the Jewish and Christian chains of memory, the memorializing process is not some type of thinking we do with our brains; it is something we enact through our bodies. This digital memory is touched with fingers, and ultimately ingested, chewed, and swallowed.

Springsteen & Us

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

photo © Richard Hurley, 1973 I guess every early fan of an artist can be accused of believing that the early days were the best and I am afraid this...

Survive

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 03.03.2014 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

As a poor white boy growing up in poverty, I looked to my African American neighbors, some accented by southern spheres, and marveled at how they could produce such beautiful colors, magnificent culture while being targeted by purveyors of hate.

Not Your Father's Smooth Jazz II: Conversations with Earl Klugh, David Sanborn, Jonathan Butler and Euge Groove, Plus a Bo-Keys Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Jazz Genius Charlie Parker as Seen by Stanley Crouch

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

In Kansas City Lightning, the first volume of his biography The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker, the soul of Stanley Crouch joins the soul of the legendary jazz legend, with James Joyce giving his blessings from beyond the grave.

Überjam Deux: A Conversation With John Scofield, Plus Video Exclusives by Willie Nile and Rusty Truck

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Willie Nile's new "One Guitar" debuts here with some explanation by the artist: "'One Guitar' is a song about what one guitar and one voice can do to help make things better in this world."

Interview With PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky's revised and expanded book of poems, A Superintendent's Eyes arrived in bookstores on July 3rd.

Movie Review: On the Road

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's taken me a while to get around to it, but I wanted to offer a nod of approval for Walter Salles' On the Road, which came out in limited release at the end of 2012.

Dog Ears Music: As Summer Drifts Away Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Charlie Parker, Western Heritage, Astronautalis, Styx, Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, Jonathan Richman and more.

Motherload Monday: Chats With Steve Earle, Ravi Coltrane, Jerry Douglas, P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval and Marina & The Diamonds

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Mondo Sex Head: A Conversation With Rob Zombie, Chatting With Mike Stern, Plus Longreef and Certain People I Know Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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