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Burt Bacharach and Tonio K.: Original Demos

Read "Original Demos" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Many if not most artists will confess that the best start to a great recording or performance is a great song. Across more than five decades, composer and pianist Burt Bacharach, in tandem with Tonio K., Carol Bayer Sager, Hal David and other lyricists, has written more great songs than just about anybody else.

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Dr. Dre: Straight Outta Compton

Read "Dr. Dre: Straight Outta Compton" reviewed by Solomon J. LeFlore

I read a headline today in Daily Variety (motion picture industry magazine) that said: “Straight Outta Compton chronicles the origins and history of N.W.A. ("Niggaz With Attitude"), arguably the most influential hip hop group in the history of American music. The title is taken from the title of their 1988 debut studio album, and it is ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dutty Artz Presents Rafi eL "Ay De Mi" on January 28

Dutty Artz Presents Rafi eL "Ay De Mi" on January 28

Through his life and music, Rafi eL has been constantly circling back to the source of his creativity, the mountains of South America – long a source of cultural wealth and shamanic power. Born in Israel, then raised in Los Angeles by Argentine-Jewish parents, his earliest days were steeped in the sounds and cultures of three ...