The sounds of the world are just that, and Saltarello's haunting harmonies from the Middle-Ages crossing into contemporary compositions, threw us into their Northern French Canadian region of Abitibi, cold and far, far away!
I think it's fair to say that among the top reasons people visit New Orleans, setting aside food, booze and certain anatomical parts of women that also begin with B, is our music. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and blues, and our heritage as a music city is strong.
Often, biographies of artists get me a little antsy: Shouldn't I just be watching their movies, reading their books, studying their art or listening to their music? But the best books capture their life and creative process and shed new light on the work in the process.
In Kansas City Lightning, the first volume of his biography The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker, the soul of Stanley Crouch joins the soul of the legendary jazz legend, with James Joyce giving his blessings from beyond the grave.
The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival -- Boston's biggest block party -- delighted over 65,000 music lovers on September 28th. Jazz, Latin, blues, and funky groove acts performed on three stages along Columbus Avenue.
The Louisiana Gulf Coast and New Jersey Shore stand out as two American regions most traumatized by hurricanes in the last few years. Yet, while the losses for many will be lasting, the mood of tragedy is being gradually lifted by a refreshing storm of culture, particularly in music.
Ten Freedom Summers, an opus work composed of seven and a half hours of music and 22 distinct compositions, is neither a chronology of events nor narrative; it is an exploration of the emotions surrounding figures and events of the evolving struggle for freedom in the U.S.
When all these bells and whistles are used to gussy up what is essentially a mediocre song, you know there's something wrong. And the overweening thing wrong is that rock and roll is dead. It's had its run and now it's over.
Asha Puthli was to become the first female Indian pop star, vocalizing breathily pre-Donna Summer, implementing her stupefying trills, scats and roars on numerous recordings in various genres and in multiple languages.