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Abdullah Ibrahim: A Lifetime of Dreams and Resistance at the Piano
The South African musician formed the Jazz Epistles and got a boost from Duke Ellington. Now 84, he is a Jazz Master and still a vital force onstage.
Living at the Chelsea Hotel and working with the likes of Don Cherry, Archie Shepp and Max Roach, Mr. Ibrahim became a force on the jazz avant-garde, and adjacent to it. He laid claim to an American piano tradition that encompassed Ellington, Thelonious Monk … [+1431 chars]
Giovanni Russonello
2019-08-01 10:55:38




For Donovan Mitchell, U.S.A. Basketball Is Summer School. He’s Top of the Class.
Mitchell, the breakout star of the Utah Jazz, is learning from one of the best coaches ever. It could change his career.
Its a time, then, for Jazz officials to dream big about the coming season. Thats not only because of what theyve added but also the leap theyre hopeful Mitchell is about to make after already significantly outperforming his draft position (13th over all in 20… [+1422 chars]
Marc Stein
2019-08-18 22:58:20




Herbie Hancock Is Still Breaking Rules
The 79-year-old pianist and composer talks about admiring Kendrick Lamar, making a new album, and calling jazz an international — not just an American — music.
If jazz for you means tradition and inheritance, maybe Herbie Hancock can change your mind. At the very least, hed like to make you think twice about what tradition means. The pianist and composer has never been interested in upholding any stylistic conventio… [+1648 chars]
Giovanni Russonello
2019-07-29 22:54:54




Visionary Musicians Seek Truths for the Future in a Spiritual Past
Moor Mother, Ben Lamar Gay, Angel Bat Dawid and other jazz-adjacent storytellers are embracing tradition and questions about the nature of performance.
Encouraged by her music-loving mother, Ms. Charles studied operatic vocals and jazz flute while attending D.J. shows on the weekends, finally landing on a hybrid identity. Today she is a singer, songwriter, electronic musician and budding video producer. Her … [+1148 chars]
Giovanni Russonello
2019-08-13 17:00:53




Blue Note Records at 80: Can a Symbol of Jazz’s Past Help Shape Its Future?
The genre is in a state of diffusion and streaming dominates listening habits. But Blue Note is still dedicated to influencing the music’s path forward.
In a 2009 article in The New York Times, Lundvall said that he had begun to reimagine Blue Notes profile after that release, envisioning that albums in the adult sophisticated pop area could now help subsidize the labels investment in cutting-edge jazz. After… [+896 chars]
Giovanni Russonello
2019-07-27 23:07:03




Get a First Look at Transparent ’s All-Talking, All-Singing, All-Dancing, No-Jeffrey-Tambor Musical Finale!
Jazz hands!
Amazon Studios released a trailer on Saturday for the finale of Transparent, its groundbreaking show about a family with a transgender parent that imploded in 2017 when two transgender women working on the show levelled allegations of sexual harassment agains… [+1347 chars]
Matthew Dessem
2019-07-28 00:46:07




Beyoncé Reimagines ‘The Lion King’ as Global 21st Century Pop
On a companion to the remade film’s official soundtrack, the pop superstar seeks full-fledged fusions with African musicians.
American and British songwriters Paul Simon, David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, Carlos Santana have all found renewal in African music, as jazz musicians did before them. With The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé joins their ranks soulfully and attentively, seeking full… [+1757 chars]
Jon Pareles
2019-07-24 15:54:05




Nobel-winning author Toni Morrison dead at 88
Author Toni Morrison, who won Nobel and Pulitzer prizes for books documenting the African-American experience, has died at age 88.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Author Toni Morrison, who won Nobel and Pulitzer prizes for books documenting the African-American experience, has died at age 88. Paul Bogaards, a spokesman for the publishing company Alfred A. Knopf, announced the death but did not pr… [+174 chars]
Reuters Editorial
2019-08-06 14:07:14




Apple's Latest Shot on iPhone XS Videos Go On Tour With Florence and the Machine, FKA Twigs, and Kamasi Washington
Apple has shared three new "Shot on iPhone XS " videos on its YouTube channel that go "on tour" with rock band Florence and the Machine, singer FKA Twigs, and jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington. Tags: Apple ads, Shot on iPhone This article, " Apple's Latest S…
We compare 27W, 30W, and 45W battery packs with capacities from 19,000 mAh to 26,800 mAh.
Joe Rossignol
2019-07-30 13:12:06




At ‘Black Woodstock,’ an All-Star Lineup Delivered Joy and Renewal to 300,000
Before Afropunk, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, Mahalia Jackson and more graced a Harlem stage in 1969.
The scale and the diversity of the audience was a thing to behold, says Neal Ludevig, the curator and co-producer of this years 50th anniversary Black Woodstock event. Iterations of the Harlem Cultural Festival were held in 1967 and 1968, but the 1969 events… [+1387 chars]
Daphne A. Brooks
2019-08-15 09:57:53




Fooled by reputation
The second law of thermodynamics isn’t true because it was invented by Isaac Newton, it’s simply true. Newton merely described it. The fact that he spent most of his time doing alchemy and looking for magic doesn’t impact the truth of what he discovered. Ther…
The second law of thermodynamics isn’t true because it was invented by Isaac Newton, it’s simply true. Newton merely described it. The fact that he spent most of his time doing alchemy and looking for magic doesn’t impact the truth of what he discovered. Th… [+377 chars]
Seth Godin
2019-08-02 08:06:09




Hall of Fame Notebook: Called Shots, Clubhouse Naps and Derek Jeter Chants
Baseball royalty converged on Cooperstown, N.Y., over the weekend to welcome the Class of 2019. Here are a few scenes and sounds from the gathering.
CLASSY MOVE BY EDGAR MARTINEZ to acknowledge the Mariners public relations team in his speech. Tim Hevly and his staff worked for years to make the case for Martinez, who hit .312 with a .418 on-base percentage and a .515 slugging percentage. No other player … [+1881 chars]
Tyler Kepner
2019-07-22 23:37:02




Jeff Goldblum Talks About Doing Drugs as a Teen and, Uhhh, Lobotomies
We interviewed the internet’s favorite daddy about everything from his jazz career to his recent VICE Studios movie, ‘The Mountain’.
It's difficult not to like Jeff Goldblum. Whether you're a longtime fan, a thirst trap enthusiast who follows him on Instagram, or you simply know him as "that guy from Jurassic Park," the 66-year-old actor's charisma is a known fact. His latest film, The Mo… [+9889 chars]
Meredith Balkus, Leslie Horn, Elizabeth Renstrom
2019-07-29 21:44:47




Where Did 'Jazz,' the Word, Come From? (2018)
When it comes to the origin of the word “jazz,” it seems that each person simply believes what she or he wants to.
When it comes to the origin of the word jazz, it seems that each person simply believes what she or he wants to. Some would like the word to come from Africa, so they firmly believe the stories that support that. Others want it to be an African-American word… [+14452 chars]
Lewis Porter
2019-08-12 23:29:11




The life of the late, iconic Toni Morrison, the first African American female author to win a Nobel Prize
Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel laureate in literature, has died at the age of 88. Morrison found success across several genres as she created stories that explored the nuances of African-American life in America. Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories. Toni…
In 1994, she published the novel "Jazz," which explores marital relationships in 20th-century Harlem. While working as a professor at Princeton University, Morrison established the Princeton Atelier in 1994, a workshop for writers and performers to provide… [+694 chars]
Ellen Cranley
2019-08-06 16:51:27




New Thom Yorke Song “Daily Battles” Featured in Edward Norton’s New Movie Motherless Brooklyn
The film incorporates a jazz arrangement of the song by Wynton Marsalis
A new Thom Yorke song will appear in Edward Nortons new film Motherless Brooklyn, Rolling Stone reports. Norton (a knownlongtimefan of the Radiohead frontman) reached out to Yorke to contribute to the film adaptation of the Jonathan Lethem novel about a detec… [+1217 chars]
Michelle Kim
2019-07-29 14:58:45

Festival Québec Jazz en Juin
Grand retour d'un festival de Jazz à Québec


2019-08-04 06:30:29




Your taste in music could be ruining your relationship
A recent survey looks at how musical tastes affect romantic relationships. Find out if your playlists are putting your love life in peril. From doing the Electric Slide at the family reunion to manning the aux cord on a road trip, music has the ability to fos…
From doing the Electric Slide at the family reunion to manning the aux cord on a road trip, music has the ability to foster connections and strengthen relationships—until it doesn’t.Online ticket retailer TickPick recently released “Music Deal Breakers,” a su… [+1204 chars]
KC Ifeanyi
2019-07-31 14:50:03




How Dave Brubeck’s Time Out Changed Jazz Music
Music video essay maestro Polyphonic is back. What I dig about his videos is that he takes on some of the true warhorses of modern popular music and manages to find something new to say. Or at least he presents familiar stories in a new and modern way to an a…
Music video essay maestro Polyphonic is back. What I dig about his videos is that he takes on some of the true warhorses of modern popular music and manages to find something new to say. Or at least he presents familiar stories in a new and modern way to an a… [+2928 chars]
Ted Mills
2019-08-23 11:00:57




Sneaker Charleston Gets Saucy With Saucony Jazz "Carolina Mustard"
Charleston's Sneaker is making the most of the waning summer season with a special sneaker designed in partnership with Saucony. Taking on the classic Jazz Original Vintage silhouette, the Southern sneaker boutique has crafted a tasty "Carolina Mustard" color…
Charleston’s Sneaker is making the most of the waning summer season with a special sneaker designed in partnership with Saucony. Taking on the classic Jazz Original Vintage silhouette, the Southern sneaker boutique has crafted a tasty “Carolina Mustard” color… [+784 chars]
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2019-08-04 21:24:48
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