| Apr 20, 2008
DIGGERS -- part of a larger tribe peopled by DJs, turntablists, music completists and stripped-down-to-essence-of-it-all fans -- have long had their own rituals, codes and ethos. And although the end of the '90s meant the death knell for record stores and...
| Nov 21, 2008
After 17 years, nine studio albums and countless tours, Medeski, Martin and Wood are, in a sense, a band without a country. And they couldn't be happier.
Dedicated to what keyboardist John Medeski calls "the spirit of jazz" through a fierce devotion to...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2009
Should a Tony Hawk-endorsed skateboard park be a neighbor to South Los Angeles' cultural landmark, the Watts Towers?
In what could become a battle between athletics and aesthetics, the answer will be up to city officials, who figure to get an earful from...
| Jan 10, 2010
Translated from the Spanish
by Chris Andrews
New Directions: 146 pp., $22.95
There's an apocryphal tale that on the day jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus died at 56 in Cuernavaca, Mexico, 56 gray whales...