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Linking Tango and Jazz, Guillermo Klein Looks Back and Ahead
The September album “Cristal” by Los Guachos, his multinational 11-piece big band, takes on tunes by the tango star Carlos Gardel, as well as Mr. Klein’s own compositions.
When he joined Los Guachos (the name roughly means the Bastards in Argentine Spanish), Mr. Zenón took note of how much faith Mr. Klein put in his musicians; Mr. Klein sometimes brought in a bare-bones chart, or even just a melody, and allowed the band members… [+1242 chars]
Giovanni Russonello
2019-09-13 16:59:31




Jason Moran’s Jazz Journey at the Whitney Upends Space and Time
The pianist and conceptual artist engages with the physical history of jazz in collaborations with Kara Walker, Joan Jonas and other art world figures.
The Whitney show comprises works made with leading art world figures like Julie Mehretu, Carrie Mae Weems, Stan Douglas, Kara Walker and Glenn Ligon. I was wondering: Why are all these incredible artists linked to this one person? Adrienne Edwards, curator of… [+2066 chars]
Giovanni Russonello
2019-09-29 10:55:16




Ken Burns’s ‘Country Music’ Traces the Genre’s Victories, and Reveals Its Blind Spots
The eight-part, 16-hour documentary tells the genre’s story, from Appalachia to arenas.
But right at the beginning of Country Music is an acknowledgment that slave songs formed part of early countrys raw material. And then a reminder that the banjo has its roots in West African stringed gourd instruments. The series covers how A.P. Carter, a fou… [+2123 chars]
Jon Caramanica
2019-09-15 09:59:01




Ginger Baker, Superstar Rock Drummer With U.K. Band Cream, Is Dead at 80
Teamed with the guitarist Eric Clapton and the bassist Jack Bruce in the band Cream, Mr. Baker helped redefine the role of the drums in rock.
He spent much of the 1970s in Lagos, Nigeria, where he built a recording studio and became immersed in African music, performing and recording with the singer, songwriter and political activist Fela Kuti. He also developed a love for polo that over the years … [+1849 chars]
Peter Keepnews
2019-10-06 10:31:59




The Met Will Stage Its First Opera by a Black Composer
The company is making plans to bring Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” to New York.
I wish my father was alive, Mr. Blanchard said in a telephone interview. He was an avid opera fanatic. Fire Shut Up in My Bones is based on a memoir by Charles Blow, an Opinion columnist for The New York Times, with a libretto by the writer and director Kasi… [+1455 chars]
Michael Cooper
2019-09-20 19:12:51




Ken Burns' Country Music: The Civil War Between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - American Songwriter
Ken Burns' Country Music: The Civil War Between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning American Songwriter Ken Burns' "Country Music" focuses on trailblazing women Axios Ken Burns' new documentary 'Country Music' is essential viewing CNN What Ken Burns' 16-Hour 'C…
The Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, c.1960. Photograph by Les Leverett The Blue Ridge Mountains extend from just north of Atlanta to just west of Gettysburg, and through the green valleys on the ridges western flank marched Union and Confed… [+1080 chars]
Geoffrey Himes
2019-09-15 19:04:00




Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns explains why country music is universal
Filmmaker Ken Burns has produced documentaries about American life for more than 40 years. His work range from baseball to the Civil War. Burns' latest documentary is an eight-part series on country music, an art form that is uniquely American. He says countr…
Following is a copy of the transcript. Lionel Moise: For more than 40 years, Ken Burns has produced documentaries about life in America. He's covered baseball, the Civil War, jazz and National Parks, and his latest documentary is an eight part series on cou… [+3755 chars]
Lionel Moise
2019-10-04 18:24:31




Wild drummer Ginger Baker, of Cream, dies at 80 - CTV News
The family of drummer Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, says he has died. He was 80.
LONDON -- Ginger Baker, the volatile and propulsive British musician who was best known for his time with the power trio Cream, died Sunday at age 80, his family said. Baker wielded his blues power and jazz technique to help break open popular music and beco… [+6602 chars]
Hillel Italie
2019-10-06 11:29:00




23 Revolutionary Pictures That Defined Music History
"They knew that Jim would take an amazing photograph of them — and not just of them as these huge heroes on stage, but also the quiet moments after the concert was over." View Entire Post ›
Introducing the BuzzFeed News newsletter JPG this weekly newsletter will feature the most powerful images from around the internet, as well as behind-the-scenes exclusives from renowned photographers and our hard-hitting photo stories. Few photographers have… [+5550 chars]
Gabriel H. Sanchez
2019-09-25 20:37:49




How to Learn to Play Electric Guitar
The electric guitar is one of the most commonly played instruments in rock music today. Electric guitars feature in almost every rock genre, from pop to punk to death metal. If you’re looking to play guitar but don’t have any musical experience, it may seem a…
FEATURED ARTICLE This article was co-authored by Ron Bautista. Ronald Bautista is a professional guitarist and guitar teacher at More Music & Los Gatos School of Music in California. He has over 30 years of playing experience and over 15 years of teachin… [+428 chars]

2019-10-02 08:00:00




Roku unveils a new streaming player lineup, plus Roku OS 9.2 launch
Roku is getting a jump on the holiday shopping season with the arrival of new and updated devices. The company is expanding its media player lineup for the U.S. and abroad with updated versions of both its entry-level and high-end players, the Roku Express an…
Roku is getting a jump on the holiday shopping season with the arrival of new and updated devices. The company is expanding its media player lineup for the U.S. and abroad with updated versions of both its entry-level and high-end players, the Roku Express an… [+5198 chars]
Sarah Perez
2019-09-19 13:00:58




A World-Famous Pastry Chef's Heartbreaking Regret
Milton Abel II reflects on the event that led to his decision to leave the upper echelon of the restaurant world.
The impulse to strive for excellence is something that was instilled in Milton Abel II from childhood. Growing up in Kansas City, the famed jazz musician Milton Abel Sr. immersed his son in the vibrant world of live music, where he was exposed to dedicated ar… [+1909 chars]
Emily Buder
2019-09-27 23:07:51




Apple Music pirated recordings by many big-name artists, claims lawsuit
A new lawsuit alleges that Apple Music pirated recordings by some of the biggest names in the golden oldies category. These include Billie Holliday, Charlie Parker, Dean Martin, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles. It’s not the firs…
A new lawsuit alleges that Apple Music pirated recordings by some of the biggest names in the golden oldies category. These include Billie Holliday, Charlie Parker, Dean Martin, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles. It’s not the fir… [+2241 chars]
Ben Lovejoy
2019-09-18 11:04:23




#MumbaiMirrored: All that jazz
The late 50s were pivotal years for Mumbai’s music scene, a time when the musical genre – with its accompanying culture and philosophy – sounded its first notes here.
The late 50s were pivotal years for Mumbais music scene, a time when the musical genre with its accompanying culture and philosophy sounded its first notes here.Sometime in the late 1950s or very early 1960s, a new restaurant opened in the Fort area of Bombay… [+9630 chars]
Sidharth Bhatia
2019-09-19 14:29:18




Religious Walking Tour Maps Out The History Of Muslims In New York City
As she leads free walking tours through Harlem, Katie Merriman highlights the ways in which the history of Muslims is part of the history of New York City.
Tour participants listen to guide Katie Merriman (center) outside the Malcolm Shabaaz Mosque as she speaks about the influence of Malcolm X on the Harlem community. Courtesy of Marcus Washington Visitors often get to know Harlem, N.Y., through its many walk… [+4150 chars]
Farah Dosani
2019-10-12 11:00:46




Ginger Baker, Cream Co-Founder Who Redefined Rock Drumming, Dead at 80
One of rock's greatest drummers laid the groundwork for heavy metal and world music while excelling at jazz and Afrobeat
Ginger Baker, the wildly influential and innovative drummer who laid the groundwork for heavy metal and world music and played with everyone from Fela Kuti to John Lydon to Max Roach, died Sunday after a lengthy hospital stay. He was 80. “We are very sad to … [+8737 chars]
Andy Greene
2019-10-06 12:00:00




Interview with Rare Blues Collector John Tefteller, who bought at $37,100 record
John Tefteller is a well-known rare blues record collector. In 2013, Tefteller purchased “Alcohol and Jake Blues” by Tommy Johnson (1930), a very rare blues 78 rpm record, on eBay for $37,100. Tommy Johnson made five records for the Paramount label in 1929 an…
John Tefteller is a well-known rare blues record collector. In 2013, Tefteller purchased Alcohol and Jake Blues by Tommy Johnson (1930), a very rare blues 78 rpm record, on eBay for $37,100. Tommy Johnson made five records for the Paramount label in 1929 and… [+5421 chars]
Roger Park
2019-09-20 13:00:04




Videogame tunes hit BBC Radio 3 with Jessica Curry's Sound Of Gaming later this month
Congratulations, videogames. You’re high culture now. Jessica Curry, the composer behind Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, is bringing gaming to BBC Radio 3 with Sound Of Gaming, entering indie bops and orchestral jams into the station’s very-q…
Congratulations, videogames. You’re high culture now. Jessica Curry, the composer behind Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, is bringing gaming to BBC Radio 3 with Sound Of Gaming, entering indie bops and orchestral jams into the station’s very-q… [+1719 chars]
Natalie Clayton
2019-10-09 12:12:37




Listen to Previously Unheard John Coltrane Recordings in 'Blue World'
John Coltrane's record label Impulse! have shared a collection of the jazz legend's previously unheard work in new album Blue World, featuring takes of already-recorded pieces such as "Naima" from 1960's Giant Steps, "Village Blues" and "Like Sonny" from 1961…
John Coltrane’s record label Impulse! have shared a collection of the jazz legend’s previously unheard work in new album Blue World, featuring takes of already-recorded pieces such as “Naima” from 1960’s Giant Steps, “Village Blues” and “Like Sonny” from 1961… [+908 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2019-09-28 07:36:44




Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Has Big Impact on Amazon, iTunes Charts
Ken Burns’ “Jazz” had a huge impact on jazz catalog sales — the tail of which is still being felt, 18 years later — so it’s no surprise that his “Country Music” series would instigate some kind of stampede back to classic country. Still, there’s room to be ad…
Ken Burns’ “Jazz” had a huge impact on jazz catalog sales — the tail of which is still being felt, 18 years later — so it’s no surprise that his “Country Music” series would instigate some kind of stampede back to classic country. Still, there’s room to be ad… [+2277 chars]
chrislwillman
2019-09-26 15:23:25
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