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  • Esperanza Spalding gets her 'Grammy moment' at the Oscars

     
    Esperanza Spalding's elegant performance of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" was a moment of subtlety on Oscar night, when subtlety can be scarce....
  • Lady Liberty

     
    Jazz is only the beginning for Esperanza Spalding...
  • 5 Questions for Tim Carey

     
    5 Questions for Tim Carey of Papilles...
  • Smithsonian Folkways to release rare Louis Armstrong concert, recipes

     
    Smithsonian Folkways reissues an original, vinyl-only recording from 1972 that features Louis Armstrong performing an impromptu show despite failing health....
  • 'The Voice' recap: The live shows kick off

     
    A recap of 'The Voice' in which Ashley De La Rosa, Jesse Campbell, Erin Willett and Charlotte Sometimes perform well....
  • His Excellency, Ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

     
    To find the earliest stories the Los Angeles Times wrote about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, I had to search for his birth name -– Lewis Alcindor Jr. He was a New York high school student being courted by UCLA and other powerhouse......
  • Rest in peace, Earl Scruggs

     
    With apologies to Les Paul, Eric Clapton or any other guitar hero you could name, it would be well nigh impossible to find anyone who singularly became identified with a musical genre and a particular instrument more than Earl Scruggs. Scruggs and his...
  • Album reviews: Eric Clapton's 'Clapton' and Phil Collins' 'Going Back'

     
    What a difference six years make — the small but significant difference in years between when Eric Clapton was born in 1945, near the end of World War II, and the birth of Phil Collins in 1951, shortly before rock......
  • Drummers, beating jazz into new terrain

     
    While rarely receiving due credit for driving jazz innovation, drummers have played an essential role in the music’s evolution ever since Warren “Baby” Dodds devised a new rhythmic vocabulary for accompanying Louis Armstrong. From swing pioneers Big...
  • Dave Brubeck -- too good to be true?

     
    Is Dave Brubeck too good to be true? Maybe for those who prefer their jazz icons to have demons and deep shadows hovering over their personas. But Brubeck, who turns 90 on Monday, has over a career spanning seven decades......
  • Monster Mash: Abbey Road crosswalk designated a protected site; Smithsonian won't remove artist's work; actors say close 'Spider-Man'

     
    Landmark album, landmark site: The British government has designated the north London crosswalk in which the Beatles strode on the "Abbey Road" album cover as a "site of national importance," alterable only after government review. Culture Monster...
  • Christmas in Harlem as seen by Kanye West and Louis Armstrong

     
    It wouldn’t be a Kanye West record without at least a dash of ego, and sure enough, midway through the rapper’s holiday single “Christmas in Harlem,” in which West paints an atmospheric portrait of the holiday season in New York,......