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My Picks for the Best of Jazz 2013

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This year was a particularly fertile year for new, contemporary music by young composers. If the music has to be categorized at all it probably falls into that all-encompassing genre we call " jazz."

Conversations With William Shatner, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Pink Martini and TuneCore, Plus Albert Hammond Jr. and Sandra Lilia Velasquez Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I managed to pull it off, but there are thousands of other people that haven't, and that's the tragedy. You try to follow a dream and it gradually pales and then you wake up and the rent is due and you don't have the funds to pay it."

Dog Ears Music: Autumnal Equinox Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Joanna Newsom, John Coltrane, The Byrds, Death Cab for Cutie, Elvis Costello, and more.

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.

Country's Cousins: Conversations with Diane Schuur and America's Got Talent Winner Michael Grimm

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.12.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For her new album, Diane Schurr says: "The one thing that I did purposefully on this was, number one, not to do it with a twang, and number two, I wanted it to please both people that are into country and people that are into jazz."

Legendary Jazz Pianist Dead At 91

AP | JAKE COYLE and CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — George Shearing, the ebullient jazz pianist who wrote the standard "Lullaby of Birdland" and had a string of hits both with and witho...

Crosstown Cool With the Maya Jensen Quartet and Tony do Rosario

Robert Rodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Rodi

Great jazz players like Dan Tabion and Jarrad Harris remind you of how exciting understatement can be.

Dog Days of Summer Playlist: Honoring the late great Les Paul

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

This week's column features music by Devendra Banhart, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Jill Scott, Janis Joplin, Weezer and, of course, Les Paul.