| Jul 18, 2010
When journalists ask Herbie Hancock which musicians he listens to, he thinks that they're expecting him to say Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea -- that is, virtuoso jazz pianists like himself.
"I do listen to those musicians," Hancock said recently,...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 1:27 PM
More Philly jazz bass news of the day (see previous blog post):
It's always welcome news when a bassist takes the reins of a whole mess of jazzers. (Charles Mingus R.I.P.).
Check out these tracks from the Christian McBride Big Band. The longest track...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 1:53 PM
Frank Foster, a jazz sax man and composer who is best known for his years with the Count Basie Orchestra, died Tuesday, July 26, at his home in Chesapeake, the Associated Press reported.
Foster, who composed Basie's hit "Shiny Stockings," died of...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva First Lady Michelle Obama sat next to "the Boss'' last night. Seated on her other side at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington was the president of the United States, there to......
| Feb 9, 2009
Winners will be in bold italics.
RECORD OF THE YEAR
"Chasing Pavements," Adele
"Viva La Vida," Coldplay
"Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis
"Paper Planes," M.I.A
"Please Read the Letter," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
| May 19, 2008
There was a remarkable atmosphere of synchronicity during the performance of Christian McBride's "The Movement Revisited" at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday night. And maybe a trace of irony as well.
The four-section suite for big jazz band, small...
| Aug 4, 2008
Ernie Hawkins closes his eyes, deftly plucking notes from the strings of his guitar, as if invoking the spirit of his departed mentor and acoustic blues giant the Rev. Gary Davis.
Hawkins speaks of Davis with the hushed reverence befitting a man who also...
| Jun 21, 2009
Adele can't contain herself. Nothing new there. The hot young British soul singer is, by her own account, "pretty mouthy." But learning that she will share the bill with her idol, Etta James, at the Hollywood Bowl next Sunday has sent her over the moon....