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ARTICLE: THE JAZZ LIFE

To Dream the Impossible Dream: the quest for a music education

Read "To Dream the Impossible Dream: the quest for a music education" reviewed by Peter Rubie

I've been thinking a lot about how jazz is taught recently. I realize now, my search for a real musical education was not a simple thing, but a series of life changing moments. My son, on the other hand, is planning to study music in college after he finishes high school. Though it would fill his ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Adam Holzman: Truth Decay

Read "Truth Decay" reviewed by John Kelman

Truly a musician's musician, Adam Holzman's career, visibility-wise, has waxed and waned over the keyboardist's thirty-year career, but he's never been less than busy. His time spent with Miles Davis, during the last years of the music icon's life, helped raise the masterful and broad-reaching keyboardist/producer's profile. Certainly, based on his work with jazz artists including ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Doors: Strange Days - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Read "Strange Days - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Doors' Strange Days did not have the cultural or commercial impact of the iconic band's eponymous debut earlier that halcyon year. And that's all the more regrettable because, in purely artistic terms, this second album is superior in (almost) every way.

Accordingly, the more streamlined 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of this laboriously-recorded landmark ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers Twisted Tales CD Now Available!

Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers Twisted Tales CD Now Available!

Nevada City, CA: Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers have received no shortage of kudos since they first recorded together five years ago. Ray Manzarek’s signature keyboard sound was a cornerstone of The Doors - one of the most iconic rock bands of the 60's. An inductee into the R&R Hall of Fame - he certainly needs no introduction. In the ...

NEWS: RADIO

One Hour With Ray Manzarek Of The Doors

Two years ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ray Manzarek from The Doors. In this one hour live interview, Ray and I talk about The Doors, play live music, tap into his jazz and blues influences, various keyboards and methods and educate the public about his work as an author. Ray speaks of Dorothy, his ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Soundway & Tummy Touch to Present Reissues by Joni Haastrup & His Band MonoMono

Soundway & Tummy Touch to Present Reissues by Joni Haastrup & His Band MonoMono

Re-Issued For Release On CD, Download And Replica Gatefold LP Are Three Of Nigeria's Most Coveted Releases; Monomono's 1971 Debut Album Give The Beggar A Chance, The Follow Up Dawn Of Awareness And Joni Haastrup's Debut Solo Record Wake Up Your Mind; release date September 27

Soundway and Tummy Touch are proud to present three blistering ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Sly Stone: "I'm Back! Family & Friends" Out August 16

Los Angeles, CA: Sly Stone is releasing his first new record since 1982 on August 16, 2011 via Cleopatra Records. I'm Back! Family & Friends is an 11-track celebration of Sly's best-loved hits featuring guest appearances by music legends. Classics from “Everyday People" and “Family Affair" to “Dance to the Music" and “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice ...