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Conversations With Sammy Hagar, Chick Corea and Tom Rush, Plus a Manicanparty Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If you want to be a band, a rocker, a guy that can play music and jam with other people and be a real musician, then you've just got to go play as much as you can in front of as many people as you can any time, anywhere and live and breathe it. Put your head down and keep on swinging."

Wayne Shorter at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.29.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The musicians, confident of Shorter's composition, made it fresh each time. In Kerouac's words, they had IT. Time stopped. The fans, I'm told many were musicians themselves, had packed the space and retreated in hushed tones. One said, he'd had a religious experience. Amen.

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.

The Art of Visual Improvisation: Interview With Adam CK Vollick

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

A few years back, I was introduced to a visual artist named Adam CK Vollick, who was filming the recording of an album. And it was unlike anything I had seen before.