Much more than a jazz musician, Haden was a virtuoso of all American music.
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A golden voice is silenced, but only in the here and now.
Levon Helm’s music was a homey as it was connective — with his history, with everyone’s.
So, have all your passionate violins play a tune for a Tennessee kid …
For a brief moment, as the Band’s career officially got underway on 1968′s Music from Big Pink, Richard Manuel held the spotlight completely. “Tears of Rage” was enough to convince anyone of his anguished genius.
After hearing of the passing of Dave Brockie, known to GWAR fans as alien conqueror Oderus Urungus, I wanted to write something about Scumdogs of the Universe, my personal favorite record by the band. But in the days that followed, I kept coming back to this song. “The Road Behind” seemed somehow fitting, and a perfect representation of what GWARRead More
George Mizer, Peter Banks’ long-time manager and friend, is sharing a touching tribute video honoring the founding Yes guitarist on the one-year anniversary of his early passing. Stream it here!
NEA jazz master Chico Hamilton, whose career highlights included stints with Lester Young and leading his own celebrated West Coast-jazz band, has died. The legendary drummer was 92.
As I started to think about what I wanted to say about the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki, my mind fell rather clumsily on the disputed quote said to about Alexander the Great about having “no more worlds to conquer.”
Sam Most, bebop’s pre-eminent flute player as well as one of the first ones, died Thursday morning. He was 82 years old.