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Philly Jazz Lovers Seek To Repair Coltrane House

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA — Music enthusiasts in the City of Brotherly Love are looking to rekindle a love supreme for the deteriorating John Coltrane House,...

Martin Klimas' Cymatic Paint Sculptures

Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts

What does sound look like? Martin Klimas provides a stunning hypothesis by making paint dance to the beat as he captures his splatter sculptures on ca...

Man or Muppet: Oscar's Outasight, Plus Chatting With Jack DeJohnette, Frank Filipetti & Chris Lord-Alge

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Prior to The Oscars' embracing Outasight's "Tonight Is The Night" -- well, not with an award but with broadcast muscle -- the single had airplay on over 115 Top 40 radio stations, sales of over 530,000 copies, over 18,000 daily streams on Spotify, and over 5 million views on YouTube.

Anthems, World Changers and Western Teleports: Chatting With Naughty By Nature, John Medeski and Emperor X

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Jazz Pianist Jason Moran To Advise Kennedy Center

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday tapped 36-year-old pianist and composer Jason Moran to be its artistic advise...

Miles Davis Biopic In The Works

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

An upcoming Miles Davis biopic looks like it will see the light of day after George Tillman Jr. has agreed to direct. Tillman's resume includes the No...

Chats With George Benson, John McLaughlin, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, Plus Lisa Hannigan's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Boardwalk Empires, Mockingbirds, Concertos & Rocket Science: Conversations with The Jayhawks, Bela Fleck and Vince Giordano

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Tribute to John Martyn

Joseph Vella | Posted 11.08.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

A great new double CD set has just been released celebrating the unsung musical genius of the late John Martyn called Johnny Boy Would Love This...A Tribute to John Martyn.

A Prayer for the Planet: Chatting With DJ Logic Plus Nikka Costa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Prayer For The Planet, DJ Logic's latest album, is a collaboration with Jason Miles, his partner, and also Falguni Shah.

The Light Of The Sun: A Conversation With Jill Scott

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jill has the #1 album in the country, and features Anthony Hamilton on her latest single, "So In Love." Here, she gives us some background on how her duet came about.

Chatting with Rickie Lee Jones and NRBQ's Terry Adams, Plus Miss Derringer's New Video and Hot Water Music's New Single

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Tribute To Miles: A Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Herbie Hancock is doing the European jazz festival circuit this year paying tribute to Miles Davis. Here he talks a little bit about it with me.

What's It All About: Chatting with Pat Metheny, Jonathan Elias, and Viva Voce

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Pat Metheny's new album is titled What's It All About, which is based off a line from the song "Alfie." Since this is an unusual approach for Pat Metheny, he tracked him down to talk about it.

I Shot Andy Warhol: This Artweek.LA (June 13-19)

Bill Bush | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

Crosstalk Thursday: Conversations with Billy Currington, Brett Dennen, Al DiMeola, and Yellowjackets' Bob Mintzer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Billy Currington just released a new single, "Let Me Down Easy," which has a music video to go along with it.

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Sex, Drugs And Rock And Roll: 15 Raunchiest Rock Star Memoirs

Joe Tacopino | Posted 05.31.2011 | Books
Joe Tacopino

Rock history is littered with juicy memoirs from its most distinguished and deviant sages. From overdoses and groupies to the social upheaval of race relations in America, the tome of rock tell-alls paint a portrait that can serve as a backdrop for our national conscience.

The Brand of Jazz

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

The issue of branding has increasingly become a driving force in everything we do both personally and professionally.  Just think of Facebook and how...

Why Style Is More Miles Davis Than Justin Bieber

Joah Spearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Joah Spearman

Considering Austin is regarded as one of the best cities in the world for music, especially live music when you can actually see what the musician is wearing, it seems fitting that SXSW is dipping its toes into style as well.

Mondo Amore, a Mission Bell and Joey's Song: Conversations With Amos Lee, Nicole Atkins and Michael Gomoll

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Jazz Guitar Legend Mike Stern's Big Neighborhood

Michael Martin | Posted 01.20.2012 | New York
Michael Martin

I had a chance to speak with jazz guitar legend Mike Stern in Los Angeles while he was in town to play a few nights at the amazing Catalina Jazz Club.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Should Be The American Music Hall of Fame

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

The latest crop of inductees was announced yesterday by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Once again, it honored musicians who just a...