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Wayne Shorter

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."

John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet Play the Music of September at the Firehouse 12

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Mr. Hollenbeck's vision of September is one of hope and creativity. He has a unique mind that can envision sounds from various real life situations and compose them into accurate statements of the human condition.

Überjam Deux: A Conversation With John Scofield, Plus Video Exclusives by Willie Nile and Rusty Truck

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Willie Nile's new "One Guitar" debuts here with some explanation by the artist: "'One Guitar' is a song about what one guitar and one voice can do to help make things better in this world."

Notes on Jazz's Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

On this Fourth of July, let our passion for the music continue with this yearly celebration of these communicators, those who have been and continue to be so instrumental in bringing us this music we love so much.

A Hat Trick At The Jazz Awards

AP | CHARLES J. GANS | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Saxophonist-composer Wayne Shorter is a triple winner in the 2013 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association. Shorter...

Jazz Conquers Istanbul, for a Global Event

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Yavuz Baydar

Jazz is a unique language, its free form and openness is a statement in itself. It had from the very beginning a contagious effect in the world from 1920's on, mainly thanks to Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

Money Jungle & I've Got Your Number: Conversations With Terri Lyne Carrington and Tom Wopat

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Wayne Shorter at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.29.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The musicians, confident of Shorter's composition, made it fresh each time. In Kerouac's words, they had IT. Time stopped. The fans, I'm told many were musicians themselves, had packed the space and retreated in hushed tones. One said, he'd had a religious experience. Amen.

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.

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.

Conversations With John Waite, Jason Reeves, and Tom Moon, Plus Friday's Free George Harrison Concert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Imagine Project: A Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This modern legend is considered one of the greatest innovators and most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries, and Herbie Hancock's music continues to transcend jazz's stereotype.

Some Essentials from Miles Davis

Myron Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Myron Walden

Whether it was bebop, cool school, modal, fusion or pop Miles Davis' accomplishments are the yardstick to which others are measured.

HuffPost Reviews: Jack Johnson, Icons Among Us, and Gotan Project, Plus STP News, and a Conversation With Greg Laswell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Come on. Didn't you think this guy was over after that nutty Curious George soundtrack? Well, weren't we wrong, oh Jack Johnson judges that we were.