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  • Delivering ‘The Sermon!’ With The High Priest Of The Hammond, Jimmy Smith
    Jimmy Smith wasn’t the first organist in jazz – Fats Waller, Count Basie, and Wild Bill Davis all preceded him – but he was the first notable practitioner of the Hammond B3 and gave the instrument credibility within a jazz setting thanks to Blue Note albums the likes of 1959’s ... read more
    Source: U Discover MusicPublished on 2019-08-23
  • ‘Expansions’ How McCoy Tyner’s Broadened His Musical Horizons
    Though still only 29 years old when he recorded Expansions for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, on Friday, 23 August 1968, Philadelphia pianist McCoy Tyner was nevertheless a seasoned and highly-experienced musician. Listen to Expansions right now. Tyner’s professional career began when he was just 15, ... read more
    Source: U Discover MusicPublished on 2019-08-23
  • Alexandre Desplat: Soundtrack Composer Making Waves In Hollywood
    With his score for the blockbusting movie The Shape Of Water notching up countless awards – among them a BAFTA, Golden Globe and the Oscar for Best Original Music Score – the great French composer, orchestrator and conductor Alexandre Desplat is the name on everyone’s lips in the world of ... read more
    Source: U Discover MusicPublished on 2019-08-23
  • reDiscover Elliott Smith’s Glorious, Devastating ‘XO’
    Having earned himself a cult following with indie LPs Roman Candle, Elliott Smith and Either/Or, the hugely talented multi-instrumentalist Elliott Smith gained worldwide attention after several of his tracks featured on the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning 1997 movie Good Will Hunting. Indeed, Smith earned himself a nomination for Best Original ... read more
    Source: U Discover MusicPublished on 2019-08-23
  • In Memory Of Gong Co-Founder Gilli Smyth
    Gilli Smyth was not only co-founder of progressive rock pacesetters Gong with her partner Daevid Allen. Smyth also worked on their satellite projects Mother Gong and Planet Gong, and made several albums of her own as well as performance poetry, including under the name Shakti Yoni. After a long illness, the ... read more
    Source: U Discover MusicPublished on 2019-08-23
  • RADIO: JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 26, 2019
    All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy! TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 1 Mike LeDonne Partners In Time (Savant) ... read more
    Source: All About JazzPublished on 2019-08-23
  • BIRTHDAY: Jazz Musician of the Day: Brad Mehldau
    All About Jazz is celebrating Brad Mehldau's birthday today! Pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau's most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Starting in 1996, his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. entitled ... read more
    Source: All About JazzPublished on 2019-08-23
  • Rocks Off: NASA’s Mars InSight Mission Names ‘Rolling Stones Rock’
    The Rolling Stones now have a rock named after them on Mars. The team behind NASA’s InSight lander has given the rock, which is a little larger than a golf ball, the name Rolling Stones Rock. The announcement was made by actor Robert Downey Jr at the Rose Bowl Stadium ... read more
    Source: U Discover MusicPublished on 2019-08-23
  • JAZZIZ Time Capsule Playlist: 1959, The Year that Changed Jazz
    August 17, 2019, marked the 60th anniversary of the release of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, the trumpeter’s immortal masterpiece and the best-selling jazz album of all time. For Miles, the album represented the first step in a path toward new ground, with harmonies that broke free from the constraints ... read more
    Source: JazzizPublished on 2019-08-22
  • PREMIERE: ‘Aggravated’ Because Destiny Moriah Needs More Coverage
    Former Mona Scott-Young protégé, Destiny Moriah is back in the limelight with a new single titled "Aggravated." On the empowerment anthem, the budding songstress is singing to women, whose boyfriends don’t show them the love they deserve. Thus, encouraging women to "close the front door" on them and to ... read more
    Source: Singers RoomPublished on 2019-08-22
  • Here’s A Running List Of The Women Trump Has Demeaned Using The Word ‘Nasty’
    The president of the United States deploys the insult to tar women who don't bend to his will. ... read more
    Source: Black VoicesPublished on 2019-08-22
  • Cootie Williams – “Round Midnight”
    Cootie Williams recorded the first version of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” on August 22, 1944.  Little did pianist Thelonious Monk know that when he was writing the melody to the song that would become “Round Midnight,” he would be enshrining in ink one of the most famous songs in modern ... read more
    Source: JazzizPublished on 2019-08-22
  • Arin Ray and Kehlani Cater to The ’90s With ‘Change’ Video
    R&B artists Arin Ray and Kehlani return with a music video or their collaborative single, "Change." In the clip, directed by Miles & AJ, the duo pays homage to '90s R&B videos while showcasing their magical and soulful delivery. "I've had some dope videos in the past, but this one, ... read more
    Source: Singers RoomPublished on 2019-08-22
  • – Ugh, Those Feels Again (2019)
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    Snoh Aalegra - Ugh, Those Feels AgainSnoh Aalegra - Ugh, Those Feels Again With a mantle refined to high art by one Ms. Mary J. Blige, there are street-beloved women artists in every generation who aren’t necessarily powerhouse singers but who manage ... read more
    Source: SoulTracksPublished on 2019-08-22
  • Year By Year: Five Essential Albums of 1977
    Jazz may not have an official yearbook, but it does have a vast and well-documented discography. ‘Year by Year’ is our attempt to bring you the most noteworthy albums of each year, complete with audio samples and fascinating backstories. We hope you join us as we travel through the music’s ... read more
    Source: JazzizPublished on 2019-08-22
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