Post Tagged with: "Jazz"

Half Notes: Bill Barner – Ten Tunes (2012)

Longtime reedman Bill Barner has played it all in his career: Dixieland, free jazz, bop, Latino music, fusion jazz, and on and on.

Gimme Five: Jazz's greatest final recordings from John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, others

“Thank you very much, you make me feel so wonderful. It’s been a pleasure being here but I really must go now, it’s so hot.” — Clifford Brown at the end of his final performance, June 25, 1956

Tony Bennett plans to spice up the third edition of his smash Duets series

This time, Tony Bennett will leave his heart in Latin America.

Tune in as Paul McCartney talks about Kisses on the Bottom during webstream interview

Tune in live to today (Thursday, January 19) at 11 a.m. Eastern to get an exclusive live behind-the-scenes broadcast of Paul’s Q&A session with some of the world’s media. will stream 30 minutes of interviews, as the ex-Beatle talks with press from around the world

Something Else! sneak peek: Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom (2012)

Before the Beatles, before he put on that first Little Richard record and saw a whole new world open up before him, Paul McCartney listened to this kind of music.

Jack DeJohnette – Sound Travels (2012)

Jack DeJohnette, the ferociously talented rhythmnist, opens and closes this project at the piano, all alone. There’s a quiet grace about it that belies everything we’ve come in expecting from, you know, a jazz drummer’s record.

New Music Monday: Jumping jazz from Jack DeJohnette and Wadada Leo Smith

Here’s a run down — with a few of our thoughts — on some notable music projects, both new and reissue, slated for release for the week of Jan. 16, 2012.

Remembering Michael Brecker, five years later

Hard to wrap my mind around the fact that as of yesterday, Michael Brecker has been dead for five years, now.

Motian Sickness – For The Love Of Sarah (2011)

Less than two months ago the great jazz drummer, composer and bandleader Paul Motian passed away at eighty years old, in what was arguably the most substantial loss in the jazz world of 2011.

Something Else! sneak peek: Gregory Porter, "When Did You Learn?" (2012)

It’s tough to achieve stardom as a singer, harder still as a jazz singer, and especially as a male jazz singer. Which makes the rapid rise of Gregory Porter all the more remarkable.