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Mondo Sex Head: A Conversation With Rob Zombie, Chatting With Mike Stern, Plus Longreef and Certain People I Know Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Jazz Giants

David Galenson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Charlie Parker often cites Lester Young as an influence, however there are no recordings where he sounds like a Lester Young clone. As a matter of fact, when you hear him playing with Jay McShann at 19, he already sounds like Charlie Parker.

Rhythm and Repose: A Conversation With Glen Hansard, Plus Another Tour of Prometheus

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If there's any way to sort of distilling Once: The Musical into anything, it would have to be the presence of hope -- the idea that if you remain open, you can enter into these beautiful relationships and friendships."

The Secret of Coolness Revealed

Ilan Dar-Nimrod | Posted 08.17.2012 | Science
Ilan Dar-Nimrod

We have brought back James Dean to our current days' cool. I could breathe freely again. Cancel my tattoos' removal appointment. Light another smoke.

Innovative Blues, Jazz Guitarist Dies At 68

AP | Posted 06.10.2012 | Home

CHICAGO -- Pete Cosey, an innovative guitarist who brought his distinctive distorted sound to recordings with Miles Davis, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Wate...

What Happened to the Generation Gap?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Why are teenagers listening to music that their parents were dancing to 25 years ago instead of rebelling against it? When I was 13, I may have had some knowledge of pop stars from a quarter century earlier, but I certainly didn't like any of their music.

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.'

Latin Boogaloo with DJ Turmix, Plus Chatting with Fanfarlo's Leon Beckenham, Dwight Twilley and Terence P. Minogue

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Philly Jazz Lovers Seek To Repair Coltrane House

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA — Music enthusiasts in the City of Brotherly Love are looking to rekindle a love supreme for the deteriorating John Coltrane House,...

Martin Klimas' Cymatic Paint Sculptures

Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts

What does sound look like? Martin Klimas provides a stunning hypothesis by making paint dance to the beat as he captures his splatter sculptures on ca...

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.

Anthems, World Changers and Western Teleports: Chatting With Naughty By Nature, John Medeski and Emperor X

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Jazz Pianist Jason Moran To Advise Kennedy Center

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday tapped 36-year-old pianist and composer Jason Moran to be its artistic advise...

Miles Davis Biopic In The Works

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

An upcoming Miles Davis biopic looks like it will see the light of day after George Tillman Jr. has agreed to direct. Tillman's resume includes the No...

Chats With George Benson, John McLaughlin, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, Plus Lisa Hannigan's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Boardwalk Empires, Mockingbirds, Concertos & Rocket Science: Conversations with The Jayhawks, Bela Fleck and Vince Giordano

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Tribute to John Martyn

Joseph Vella | Posted 11.08.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

A great new double CD set has just been released celebrating the unsung musical genius of the late John Martyn called Johnny Boy Would Love This...A Tribute to John Martyn.

A Prayer for the Planet: Chatting With DJ Logic Plus Nikka Costa

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

A Prayer For The Planet, DJ Logic's latest album, is a collaboration with Jason Miles, his partner, and also Falguni Shah.

The Light Of The Sun: A Conversation With Jill Scott

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jill has the #1 album in the country, and features Anthony Hamilton on her latest single, "So In Love." Here, she gives us some background on how her duet came about.

Chatting with Rickie Lee Jones and NRBQ's Terry Adams, Plus Miss Derringer's New Video and Hot Water Music's New Single

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Tribute To Miles: A Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Herbie Hancock is doing the European jazz festival circuit this year paying tribute to Miles Davis. Here he talks a little bit about it with me.

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.

I Shot Andy Warhol: This Artweek.LA (June 13-19)

Bill Bush | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Bill Bush

Return To Return To Forever: Chatting With Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke, Plus John Common and Author Dr. Tony Youn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chick Corea's new album, Forever, is a two-disc set, with the first disc being acoustic, and the second disc with a full band and guests. For the first disc, I asked him if it was a return to Return To Forever.

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.