| Aug 18, 2010
| 2:22 PM
For all of you summer lovers, at last you have been able to revel in the heat. The beginning of the week was exactly as August should be — HOT!
Last Saturday night a sliver of a moon shone brightly with the planet Jupiter twinkling nearby, when...
| Apr 10, 2010
| 1:10 PM
"The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith From 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965"
By Sam StephensonKnopf, 288 pages, $40
Being at the right place at the right time may be fate or luck. Either way, it's what one does with that good...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 6:52 AM
In March of 2011, Terry Adams, keyboardist and founding member of the venerable NRBQ, dropped a bombshell on his fans.
In a 1200-word letter on the band’s website, Adams led with the good news: “I'm extremely happy to announce,” he...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:39 AM
Andres Chaparo's BeatNik-Entertainment presents the release of Warren Byrd and Saskia Laroo's debut recording, an homage to the music of jazz legends Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk (pictured) enticingly described as "Miles and Monk jammin' on a street...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:43 AM
From the stirring, gospel-flavored intro of her inspiring reading of Des’ree’s 1994 hit “You Gotta Be” to the final bars of a highly distinctive, ethereal and moody remake of the Depeche Mode staple,“Enjoy The Silence,”...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 8:21 AM
Hampton jazz singer Charles Darden recently sent me a message explaining that he's putting together a new band called Gutbucket Grandeur.
The group will focus on funk, soul and rock, he said.
"I had the idea to start a little funky band way back about...
| May 17, 2011
| 9:30 AM
There are any number of interesting things to talk about in pianist Ran Blake's music, but there's one passage in particular that caught my ear while I was listening to his new CD, Grey December: Live in Rome, released last week on Tompkins Square...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 1:06 PM
One of my professors in college would take time in our music class to talk about the importance of surrounding ourselves with not only quality music but also quality art, literature, film, poetry and such. That class changed my life. I suspect this...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Perhaps it's built into the fabric of jazz that we listen for — and even expect to hear — quantum leaps from time to time, steps that mark distant degrees of separation from what's already known and anticipated.
When you listen to Vijay Iyer'...
| Dec 19, 2008
The first weekend roster includes :
Wynton Marsalis, Dave Matthews Band, James Taylor, Joe Cocker, Earth Wind & Fire, Wilco, Spoon, Erykah Badu, Irma Thomas, Orishas, Third World, Robert Cray, Etta James & the Roots Band, Mavis Staples, Drive-By...
| Jan 30, 2009
Here are some of the specific activities for black history month.
DATE: Saturday, February 7
EVENT: African American Cultural Explosion
TIME: Begins at 10:30 a.m.
Jazz featuring Thelonious Monk Ensemble
Gospel featuring James Thomas Ensemble...