iOS app Android app

Thelonious Monk

Brooklyn at Heart : Guitarist John Hart's "Exit From Brooklyn"

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

"Exit from Brooklyn" John Hart Zoho Records # 201606 The guitarist John Hart is not a household name, but to his musical colleagues and his appreciat...

Trump, Kelly, Casablanca & Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Narcissism. It's a basic requirement for many entertainers, actors, television performers and most anyone who works in front of a camera and is succes...

Randy Weston: A Giant of Jazz, a Giant of a Man

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

However many more years of music has Jazz Giant Randy Weston in his body, soul, and spirit to birth and nurture, shouldn't he be heading and leading one of the nation's great Jazz institutions where he could share his monumental knowledge, legacy, and experience?

Reflections of a Humbled Son on the 98th Birthday of My Father, Thelonious Monk

T.S. Monk | Posted 10.09.2015 | Arts
T.S. Monk

From my earliest recollections, adults, when first meeting me, would invariably ask the question, "Do you know who your father is?" The query came from musicians and fans alike. I didn't really understand the question at first, because the answer seemed so obvious.

Lorraine at 92 Toasts the Vanguard at 80

Barry Singer | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Lorraine Gordon is twelve years older than The Village Vanguard, which this past week celebrated its eightieth birthday. Lorraine -- who has owned the Vanguard since her husband, Max Gordon, passed in 1989 -- is, at 93, an inescapably frailer version of what she has always been: indomitable.

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.

Brennan Williams

Thelonious Monk's Son Responds To Denzel's Interest In Biopic Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.07.2014 | Black Voices

It's been more than 30 years since the death of Thelonious Monk, but the pioneering bebop pianist continues to inspire a new generation of musicians t...

The Delicious Soulfulness of Dianne Reeves

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

Dianne Reeves oozes earth-deep soulfulness. Everything about her -- from the way she sings to the way she speaks -- is soulful.

James Chance: A Super Bad Fellow With Swagger

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You won't ever find James Chance out of his suit, neckwear or pompadour. And what may read a bit antsy on the outside is the opposite on the inside, for James is focused within the realm of his radical energy.

Dog Ears Music: 'Stuffy Turkey'

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Thelonious Monk, Honeycut, John Prine, and more.

Dog Ears Music: National Flitch Day: Bacon, Devotion, and High Fidelity

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Elvis Costello and the Attractions, William Shatner, Thelonious Monk, Indigo Girls, and more.

Birdland Jazz Party: A Sunday in New York

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 04.28.2013 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

A true party in every sense of the world, Birdland hits one out of the park, each Sunday night at 6:00.

Dog Ears Music: Kill the Turkey Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Gregory & The Hawk, The O'Jays, Cory Williams, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk and more.

Why Music, Part 3: Music and Diplomacy

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

During a television interview following the recording, the show's host asked me this essential question: "In a region wrought with a history of so much war and hatred, can a song really make a difference?" My response was, "If music can't make a difference, I don't know what can."

Dog Ears Music: Born in October Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Cliff Richard, Thelonius Monk, Matthew Sweet, John Lennon, Zoot Sims, Mahalia Jackson and more.

Brennan Williams

Victoria Rowell: Kevin Garnett As A Jazz Pianist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.20.2011 | Black Voices

Every Sunday "In Love Of The Game", Huffington Post BlackVoices talks sports with a person of note. This week, Victoria Rowell, the actress and bes...

Yellowcard's Audio Exclusive, Chatting With Pegi Young, Van Hunt and Tommy Keene, Plus PopMarket and Girl Talk's Halloween Playlist

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Yellowcard's release of the acoustic version of their critically-acclaimed album When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes last week, it only proved that Yellowcard is indeed back.

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.

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

2011-02-01-crow.png

Four Horns, One Siren: Black Bear Combo and the Rebecca Sullivan Quintet

Robert Rodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Rodi

On a frigid December night I squeezed into the Sub T Lounge in Wicker Park to warm up beneath the undulating Balkan rhythms of Black Bear Combo.

Dog Ears Music: Born in October Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we feature music by Paul Simon, Gwen Stefani, Sting, Hall & Oates, John Lennon, and more.

JAZZ: The Innovative Intersection Of Physics And Jazz

wsj.com | STUART ISACOFFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

During the '90s, while Mr. Iyer was cultivating his artistic voice at late-night gigs, his daylight hours were spent working as a physics major at the...

Vijay Iyer's Life in Music: "Striving is the Backstory..." (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christopher Lydon

Vijay Iyer brings rare stuff to jazz piano, starting with a Brahmin Indian name and heritage, and a Yale degree in physics. Gujarati stick dances and ...

They're Sleeping

Reverend Billy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reverend Billy

A great reclaiming mountain, hundreds of millions of years old, waiting there all over the sky.... waiting for the city that never sleeps to wake up.

Black History Month Events In New York

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As we enter the second week of Black History Month, New York City is offering a host of activities to participate in. There are lectures, concerts, fi...