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The Christian McBride Trio Smoke the Roscoe Room at Alvin & Friends in New Rochelle, NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 08.24.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

McBride had a Cheshire cat smile as he picked up his burnished bass and proceeded to start the first set with a rousing staccato version of Juan Tizol's "Caravan" -- a proud master showing off his amazing musical prodigy. The trio is a powerhouse of precision and technical virtuosity.

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."

Chick Corea and the Vigil Light Up the Night at Stamford's Columbus Park

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Mr. Corea is a world-class pianist and keyboard artist whose presence has been at the forefront of the contemporary jazz scene for nearly half a century.

DreamWeaver & Maron: Conversations with George Duke and Black Iris/White Iris' Daron Hollowell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I'm the same guy underneath whether I'm producing or writing or composing. Whatever I'm doing, it's still all music and it's still all me. I feel the same way with regards to styles of music."

Money Jungle & I've Got Your Number: Conversations With Terri Lyne Carrington and Tom Wopat

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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McBride & Co: Sublime on Monterey Jazz Festival Tour

Lew Whittington | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Chris Potter and Ambrose Akinmusire Bassist Christian McBride's warmth and the musi...

Gil Evans' Centennial Tribute, Plus a Conversation With John Pizzarelli and Jon Cleary's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Pizzarelli: Favorite album of all time? ... Abbey Road is pretty close to the top of the list. It's funny. You could say Abbey Road or you could say In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, because they're the types of records you put on and say, 'Oh, I'll just listen to one or two tracks.'

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.

My Picks for the Best of Jazz 2011

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 02.18.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

I am going to list my picks for the best music I have heard this year, trying to be as inclusive as possible for the deserving music that has been created.

Chatting With Stanley Jordan, Lindsay Buckingham's ...Small Machine, "Pray For Sleep" With The Box Story, and Seven From StevieMix

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Although Stanley Jordan is credited with being one of the great jazz guitarists, he doesn't just play in that genre.

Nights On Earth: Conversations with Vince Mendoza and Elf's Matthew Sklar

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Vince Mendoza, the idea of his latest record was partly to embrace the various musicians that he's met over the years and to invite his old friends to participate in his music.

Review of the 2011 Jazz Festival at Beautiful Caramoor, Katonah, NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.19.2011 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Just a stone's throw form the streaming hustle of the North-South corridor known as Interstate 684, off exit 6 in the hamlet of Katonah, New York, lies the beautiful Rosen Estate, home of the Caramoor, a music and performing arts center.

Chatting With Joe Jackson And Earl Klugh, Plus Mick Harvey's "The Ballad Of Jay Givens" Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

According to Joe Jackson, performing is the best part of the "madness" that he's involved in. It's better than being in the studio or anything else.

Bruce Ricker/Jazz Foundation of America -- Keeping the Spirit Alive

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jazz lost one of its own last week, with the death of Bruce Ricker. Not a player per se, Ricker, a lawyer with a passion for jazz assembled Jay McShan...

Jazz Takes a Back Seat at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Brian Ross | Posted 07.07.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Jazz needs a spark. It needs a new direction. Respect the history, but for it to thrive, it needs to be cool again. It needs to be counter-culture. It needs to piss off more parents.

Christian McBride & Inside Straight - Fame Eludes Greatness

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Perhaps Christian McBride should have an affair with J.Lo, or punch Ashton Kutcher in the kisser, or sneak Lindsay Lohan out of rehab. They might be t...

HuffPost Exclusives: R.E.M. and Cory Chisel, Plus Bruce Hornsby Interview, Big Star Box, Paolo Nutini Live, This Week's New Albums, and more...

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

R.E.M. will be releasing Live At The Olympia, a 39-song, two CD set containing "working rehearsals" from 2007. I was lent a track that captures the band's energy and insightful views.

Compact Reviews of This Week's Compact Discs, for Those Who Still Care: #3

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Reviewed: Big Star, Ace Frehley, Gordan Gano, Bruce Hornsby, Jay-Z, Mark Knopfler, Living Colour, The Phantom Movers and Muse.