| May 18, 2010
Hank Jones, whose extraordinary combination of versatility, craftsmanship and creativity during his nearly eight-decade career earned him the reputation as a jazz pianist's pianist, has died. He was 91.
Jones died Sunday at Calvary Hospital in New York...
| Apr 24, 2011
Otherwise Known as the Human Condition
Selected Essays and Reviews
Graywolf: 422 pp., $18 paper
"Almost as soon as I began writing for magazines and newspapers," Geoff Dyer tells us in the introduction to "Otherwise Known as the Human...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:49 PM
Even in a windowless room on the set of CBS' "Unforgettable," Dylan Walsh waxes poetic about New York.
After years in Los Angeles, Walsh moved to Manhattan for this show.
"I love being back here," he says. "I love it like I loved somebody."
| May 10, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Randy Weston is the kind of artist you have to dig for. His music is real insider stuff, the sort you'd grab from a record store bin because the cover looked cool or because someone much hipper than you dropped his name.
Thanks to YouTube, you can view...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 1:29 PM
By his own account, jazz drum master Roy Haynes is just one man with a passion for keeping time.
“I've always got a set of drums set up in the basement — all kinds of drums around,” he says, “if I'm not playing I'm always thinking...
| Feb 17, 2009
Louie Bellson, a jazz drummer and bandleader who combined remarkable instrumental virtuosity with far-ranging compositional skills, has died. He was 84.
According to his wife, Francine, Bellson died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
| 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
| Apr 6, 2009
The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art.
The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...