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Carla Bley interviewed in the New Yorker

Last Sunday the New Yorker published an interview with Carla Bley by Ethan Iverson. Iverson spent an afternoon with Carla Bley at their home near Willow, in up-state New York...

East Coast v. West Coast

Marc Myers published this article on the difference between East and West Coast jazz in the 1950’s and how the labels and press dealt with this at the time. In the article...

Tower Records founder dies drinking whiskey and watching the Oscars.

The Sacramento Bee reported that Russ Solomon, the guiding force behind Tower Records died Sunday night aged 92. Solomon founded Tower Records in 1960 opening his first store on...

Who Killed Jaco Pastorius?

Back in April 1988, Pat Jordan published an article in GQ Magazine titled “Who Killed Jaco Pastorius?”. What’s interesting about this article is that it was...

The History Of Recorded Jazz

Yesterday the website uDiscover Music published a great article titled “The History Of Recorded Jazz” by Richard Havers. As the title suggests, this article traces the...

Quincy Jones – Interview in GQ Magazine

Yesterday Chris Heath published his interview with legendary producer Quincy Jones in GQ Magazine titled “Quincy Jones Has a Story About That”. In the interview Quincy...

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to Head New Jazz Caucus, Presents New Preservation Bill

n my opinion, nobody can deny that American politics over the last 2 years has reached a new low. Yet there is some light in these dark times. Recently Billboard Magazine reported...

A grand festival to celebrate the genius of Oscar Peterson

Recently journalist Howard Reich reported in the Olando Sentinel news of a new jazz festival to honor Canada’s great gift to jazz: piano virtuoso Peterson. The festival will...

Sonny Rollins Donates Major Gift to Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Renowned Ohio based conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory of Music announced that Sonny Rollins has donated a generous gift to establish he Oberlin Conservatory of Music Sonny...

Old photo leads to question Is This Really Robert Johnson?

The New York Times published an article by Mark Bussell today shedding light on what seems to be the third authentic image of the legendary Blues icon Robert Johnson. Johnson has...

The story behind the Iconic Jazz photograph – A Great Day in Harlem

HISTORY IN THE MAKING The January 1959 issue of Esquire in which Art Kane’s photo originally appeared…Sarah Goodyear wrote this fascinating back story published in the...