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Miles Davis

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.

Crosstalk Thursday: Conversations with Billy Currington, Brett Dennen, Al DiMeola, and Yellowjackets' Bob Mintzer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Billy Currington just released a new single, "Let Me Down Easy," which has a music video to go along with it.

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Sex, Drugs And Rock And Roll: 15 Raunchiest Rock Star Memoirs

Joe Tacopino | Posted 05.31.2011 | Books
Joe Tacopino

Rock history is littered with juicy memoirs from its most distinguished and deviant sages. From overdoses and groupies to the social upheaval of race relations in America, the tome of rock tell-alls paint a portrait that can serve as a backdrop for our national conscience.

The Brand of Jazz

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

The issue of branding has increasingly become a driving force in everything we do both personally and professionally.  Just think of Facebook and how...

Why Style Is More Miles Davis Than Justin Bieber

Joah Spearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Joah Spearman

Considering Austin is regarded as one of the best cities in the world for music, especially live music when you can actually see what the musician is wearing, it seems fitting that SXSW is dipping its toes into style as well.

Mondo Amore, a Mission Bell and Joey's Song: Conversations With Amos Lee, Nicole Atkins and Michael Gomoll

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Jazz Guitar Legend Mike Stern's Big Neighborhood

Michael Martin | Posted 01.20.2012 | New York
Michael Martin

I had a chance to speak with jazz guitar legend Mike Stern in Los Angeles while he was in town to play a few nights at the amazing Catalina Jazz Club.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Should Be The American Music Hall of Fame

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

The latest crop of inductees was announced yesterday by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Once again, it honored musicians who just a...

The Art of Miles Davis

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

Miles Davis, considered by many to be the world's greatest jazz musician, will have his last remaining 100 original drawings and oil paintings showcased at Gallery 27 in London.

HuffPost Premiere: Jesse Harris' 'Little Star,' Plus a Conversation With Kyle Eastwood

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jazz musician Kyle Eastwood talks his new album, Metropolitain, living in Paris, and doing musical scores for film.

My Midlife Jazz Crisis - Stage 1: The Acknowledgement

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

It's a harsh dose of reality when you realize that you're getting older and you find that your viewpoint toward what you love is not what it used to be.

From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has been accumulating a series of honors, with the upcoming NEA's Jazz Masters Award being one of the most prestigious yet.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

HuffPost Exclusive: Elizabeth & The Catapult's "You And Me," Plus Conversations with T-Bone Burnett, Next BIG Nashville's Jason Wilkins, and Author Jay Frank

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2010-09-29-elizabeththecatapult.jpg Basically, The Other Side Of Zero -- the new album by Elizabeth & The Catapult -- is a commentary on the parallels of Elizabeth Ziman's New York City life and Leonard Cohen's inability to achieve Buddhist ideals.

WATCH: JAZZ ON FILM: Wynton Marsalis Scores 'Louis," Plus Five Great Jazz Scores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Can't say he didn't focus on the music... Filmmaker Dan Pritzker's latest effort, Louis, is loosely based on the childhood of jazz legend Louis Armstr...

The Art of Eight String Religion

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

For many music enthusiasts, there are those unique artists that touch a special place in our mind, body and soul. The Grammy Award-winning cellist David Darling is one of those artists for me.

Augustana & Beyond: A Conversation with Counting Crows' Adam Duritz

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The last time the Counting Crows Traveling Circus & Medicine Show toured, lead singer Adam Duritz says he "was taking steroids so heavily to keep my voice together that I almost lost a leg."

JAZZ: Musical Stylings Of A Bad-Ass: Miles Davis And Henry Rollins

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

I never would have imagined that the recent installment of the Miles Davis podcast on JazzOnline.com would set off such a firestorm of debate. But that's what happened when Henry Rollins was added to the mix.

HuffPost Review: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's disappointing that Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel isn't a better movie. Not that it's a bad one. But, were cable standards a little less skittish, it would fit right in on the Biography channel.

The Art of the Podcast

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

I've always loved great listening. For me, that is the essence of an engaging music podcast. If I can recapture that lost art of listening in these noisy times then I've done my job.