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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pyeng Threadgill: Head Full of Hair, Heart Full of Song

Read "Head Full of Hair, Heart Full of Song" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Pyeng Threadgill ha debuttato nel 2004 con un originale reinterpretazione del repertorio di Robert Johnson (Sweet Home: Pyeng Threadgill Sings Robert Johnson --Random Chance Records) e ha proseguito con un paio di dischi confermando l'accattivante sintesi di blues rurale, R&B, neo soul e sprazzi di rock. Era quasi un decennio che non incideva a suo nome ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Onaje Allan Gumbs: Dare To Dream

Read "Onaje Allan Gumbs: Dare To Dream" reviewed by La-Faithia White

Onaje Allan Gumbs is a New York based pianist, composer, lyricist, and bandleader. Gumbs' professional career began in 1971 when Leroy Kirkland introduced him to Kenny Burrell, by sharing a demo tape. The next day Gumbs received a phone call to play with Burrell at Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit. Onaje, (Gumbs) talks about the beginnings ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Leonhart: The Painted Lady Suite

Read "The Painted Lady Suite" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A trent'anni esatti dalla scomparsa di Gil Evans, la sua lezione orchestrale rivive e si alimenta di nuove suggestioni. Il sorprendente e straordinario debutto della Michael Leonhart Orchestra rinnova un'estetica che in questi decenni ha ispirato Maria Schneider, in parte Darcy James Argue e alimentato la ricerca filologica e la rielaborazione di Ryan Truesdell.

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Little Melanie: A New Musical Comedy Television And Children's Book Series Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Hazel Scott

Little Melanie: A New Musical Comedy Television And Children's Book Series Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Hazel Scott

London5 Studios' Little Melanie is a new brand of children’s entertainment representing diversity and inspiring kids with “the dream is everything" message by paying tribute to jazz pianist Hazel Scott. Little Melanie children’s books and musical comedy television series centres around the diverse family of our heroine. Melanie is a child prodigy who is passionate about playing ...

NEWS: EVENT

Quincy Jones Presents Young Jazz Talent at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica

Quincy Jones Presents Young Jazz Talent at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica

As part of The Broad Stage’s Jazz Council Initiative, the Quincy Jones Presents series kicks off this fall with an astonishing array of musical talent. The series starts with a concert with Justin Kauflin on November 22nd. Kauflin, a talented young pianist who lost his sight due to a rare eye disease at 11, will be ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Profile: Violinist Marissa Licata - From Alicia Keys To Recording A New Album With Her Father

Q: When would you say triggered your passion for music? How old were you at the time? A: My passion for music probably started before I began playing at three. There was always music in the house because of my father. The age that I recognized a serious passion was probably around age six. I had already ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Alicia Keys to Release "Songs In A Minor" 10th Anniversary Edition

Singer, songwriter and producer, Alicia Keys will release a special 10th Anniversary Deluxe and Collector's edition on J Records / Legacy Recordings of her groundbreaking debut album songs in A minor on June 28th.

The original release of songs in A minor sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and garnered Keys with her first five, ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

New James Bond Theme Alicia Keys and Jack White

New James Bond Theme Alicia Keys and Jack White

007 Alicia Keys, Jack White to Duet on New “James Bond" Theme

A couple months ago, Alicia Keys talked about her desire to collaborate with the White Stripes. She'll have to settle for the next best thing, as Keys and Jack White are teaming up for the theme song of the next James Bond film ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Alicia Keys Raw Emotions in the Garden

Raw Emotions, Meticulously Outlined
The singer and songwriter Alicia Keys at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

Seated behind her piano on Wednesday night, plucking out the first few chords of “Sure Looks Good to Me," Alicia Keys finally looked at ease. For about 20 minutes she had breathlessly, and limply, worked the ...