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Charles Mingus was rarely a happy man and yet his music possessed a power to uplift listeners unlike that of most other composer / bandleaders before or after him. It still has that power in 2021...By Chris May
Saxophonist Dave McMurray's discography is reflective of the musical melting pot of his hometown Detroit. Dave came up playing with everyone from bluesman Albert King, pianist Geri Allen, even Kid Rock.By Lawrence Peryer
"Everybody wants to play with Zakir. He's amazing..." The words were spoken by Herbie Hancock, one of many musicians who paid tribute to the great Indian tabla player and composer Zakir Hussain on the occasion of his Lifetime Achievement Award...By Ian Patterson
"We've known each other and have been playing together for fifty years now," was proudly, if even more sentimentally, reminisced by pianist Alan Pasqua in reference to drummer Peter Erskine to an intimate and appreciative audience at Sam FirstBy Jim Worsley
One particularly effective approach is to ignore labels and concentrate on the joy of music. To that end, this time, we'll focus on performances from the annual Kennedy Center Honors galas. This list is primarily drawn from...By Alan Bryson
Vocalist Sarah Partridge releases her seventh recording, a project two years in the making, on August 20th. Comprised of ten original songs written by Partridge and mostly members of her band, each piece is a musical portrait of a notable woman in STEM. Dedicated to Astronomer Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) "Sky Sweeper" is a single release streaming on most platforms.