Seen Elsewhere

Is New York becoming the new Paris for up-and-coming artists?

For much of the twentieth century, Paris was the go-to place for American artists looking to hone their craft, but now it seems that trend has been reversed. From Hemmingway to...

Nils Landgren receives the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany…

Nils Landgren receives the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) from the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. This award is in...

New Vinyl Pop-Up Store and audiophile bar in London

Recently Gabriela Helfet reported on the Vinyl Factory website the news that a new audiophile bar and coffee shop pop-up called Moonglow London has recently opened in Dalston....

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...