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Thelonious Monk

Brennan Williams

Thelonious Monk's Son Responds To Denzel's Interest In Biopic Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.07.2014 | Black Voices

It's been more than 30 years since the death of Thelonious Monk, but the pioneering bebop pianist continues to inspire a new generation of musicians t...

The Delicious Soulfulness of Dianne Reeves

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

Dianne Reeves oozes earth-deep soulfulness. Everything about her -- from the way she sings to the way she speaks -- is soulful.

James Chance: A Super Bad Fellow With Swagger

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You won't ever find James Chance out of his suit, neckwear or pompadour. And what may read a bit antsy on the outside is the opposite on the inside, for James is focused within the realm of his radical energy.

Dog Ears Music: 'Stuffy Turkey'

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Thelonious Monk, Honeycut, John Prine, and more.

Dog Ears Music: National Flitch Day: Bacon, Devotion, and High Fidelity

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Elvis Costello and the Attractions, William Shatner, Thelonious Monk, Indigo Girls, and more.

Birdland Jazz Party: A Sunday in New York

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 04.28.2013 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

A true party in every sense of the world, Birdland hits one out of the park, each Sunday night at 6:00.

Dog Ears Music: Kill the Turkey Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Gregory & The Hawk, The O'Jays, Cory Williams, Elvis Costello, Thelonious Monk and more.

Why Music, Part 3: Music and Diplomacy

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Frank Fitzpatrick

During a television interview following the recording, the show's host asked me this essential question: "In a region wrought with a history of so much war and hatred, can a song really make a difference?" My response was, "If music can't make a difference, I don't know what can."

Dog Ears Music: Born in October Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Cliff Richard, Thelonius Monk, Matthew Sweet, John Lennon, Zoot Sims, Mahalia Jackson and more.

Brennan Williams

Victoria Rowell: Kevin Garnett As A Jazz Pianist?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.20.2011 | Black Voices

Every Sunday "In Love Of The Game", Huffington Post BlackVoices talks sports with a person of note. This week, Victoria Rowell, the actress and bes...

Yellowcard's Audio Exclusive, Chatting With Pegi Young, Van Hunt and Tommy Keene, Plus PopMarket and Girl Talk's Halloween Playlist

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Yellowcard's release of the acoustic version of their critically-acclaimed album When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes last week, it only proved that Yellowcard is indeed back.

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.

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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Four Horns, One Siren: Black Bear Combo and the Rebecca Sullivan Quintet

Robert Rodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Rodi

On a frigid December night I squeezed into the Sub T Lounge in Wicker Park to warm up beneath the undulating Balkan rhythms of Black Bear Combo.

Dog Ears Music: Born in October Playlist

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

This week we feature music by Paul Simon, Gwen Stefani, Sting, Hall & Oates, John Lennon, and more.

JAZZ: The Innovative Intersection Of Physics And Jazz

wsj.com | STUART ISACOFFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

During the '90s, while Mr. Iyer was cultivating his artistic voice at late-night gigs, his daylight hours were spent working as a physics major at the...

Vijay Iyer's Life in Music: "Striving is the Backstory..." (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christopher Lydon

Vijay Iyer brings rare stuff to jazz piano, starting with a Brahmin Indian name and heritage, and a Yale degree in physics. Gujarati stick dances and ...

They're Sleeping

Reverend Billy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reverend Billy

A great reclaiming mountain, hundreds of millions of years old, waiting there all over the sky.... waiting for the city that never sleeps to wake up.

Black History Month Events In New York

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As we enter the second week of Black History Month, New York City is offering a host of activities to participate in. There are lectures, concerts, fi...

Robin Kelley's Transcendental Thelonious Monk

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

There's a vastly detailed, fresh take here on an immortal jazz pianist and composer whose life is often remembered as freakish, at best impossibly mysterious.