“Perdido” was supposed to be a live showcase for Charlie Parker. Then Ella Fitzgerald – who would have been 100 today – stepped up to the mic.
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The deeply underrated Nancy Wilson nails the sense of hopeful anxiety that surrounds Dec. 31 every year.
Alphonse Mouzon was a seminal force in the birth of fusion, and also had a notable impact on rock.
The Band’s perhaps too ambitious “Christmas Must Be Tonight” never became the seasonal favorite it should have been.
Greg Lake was recording Emerson Lake and Palmer’s “Lucky Man” alone. Then Keith Emerson returned from the pub – and Lake had an idea.
This gravelly marvel of a singer, Leon Russell leaves us as the consummate musician – and a never-ebbing rebel.
I returned to a 2009 live album, Leonard Cohen’s first newly recorded release since 2004’s ‘Dear Heather,’ during the first dark evening without him.
Ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough suffered a devastating heart attack in 2012 and then endured a lengthy period of partial recovery.
Let’s start a conversation about how the addition of just one more song might have changed the fate of several Bob Dylan albums.
Prince always found a way to transcend his own legendary eccentricities. And this music, more than all of that, is what will remain.