All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: Beck

Results for "Beck"

Advanced search options

MUSICIAN Born:

Beck

On his first DGC album, 1994's Mellow Gold, Beck demonstrated his ingenious ability to mix old and new styles with ease. The result was music that on one hand sounded familiar, yet surprised at every turn. On Odelay, Beck has further mutated his approach, taking it to a higher level. The first cut on Odelay, "Devil's Haircut," sports a guitar riff reminiscent of Terry and the Pirates' "I Can Only Give You Everything" and features Beck's stream-of-consciousness lyrical flow. The title of the first single, "Where It's At," is a skewed reference to the John Lee Hooker album That's Where It's At

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kaveh Rastegar: Light of Love

Read "Light of Love" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Chi ha amato l'approccio del gruppo nel quale ha suonato il basso elettrico fino a qualche mese fa, i Kneebody, non potrà che apprezzare la musica che l'album di Kaveh Rastegar ha racchiuso in Light of Love, opera dai profili poco definiti ma nella quale lo strumento a corde del musicista classe 1975 (alle spalle una ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Durand Jones & The Indications: American Love Call

Read "American Love Call" reviewed by John Bricker

Durand Jones & The Indications prove with American Love Call that the sounds of 1960s and '70s soul are as beautiful today as they were first time around. The group's second album has great songs, passionate performances and immaculate production. “Morning in America" is an ambitious opener, establishing American Love Call's updated soul ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Anton Fig: Behind The Bandstand, Part 2

Read "Anton Fig: Behind The Bandstand, Part 2" reviewed by Ben Scholz

Part 1 | Part 2 The last chord has been played, the lights have been dimmed, and the iconic NYC skyline (in miniature) behind Dave's desk has been disassembled and stored. The airing of the finale of “The Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday May 20th and the accompanying performance by The CBS ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Green Announce "Hawai'i '13" on Easy Star Records

The Green Announce "Hawai'i '13" on Easy Star Records

Hawaii’s The Green are back with their anticipated new album, Hawai‘i '13, released worldwide on August 20 through Easy Star Records. Hawai‘i '13 is the band’s third studio album and was recorded and mixed with Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Beck, Jack Johnson) mainly in Costa Mesa, CA, at Hurley Studios. Since the 2011 release of their ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Big Star Soundtrack to Film Documentary Released on Omnivore Recordings

The story of Big Star will finally hit the big screen in the feature-length documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Magnolia Pictures). After years in the making, the movie comes to theaters, On Demand and iTunes on July 3. On June 25, Omnivore Recordings released the soundtrack to the film featuring 22 tracks, all of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Wave Mechanics Union: Further To Fly

Read "Further To Fly" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Rock music has been mined to the nth degree by jazz prospectors. Trumpeter Miles Davis was doing Michael Jackson and Cyndi Lauper a quarter century back; pianist Brad Mehldau has made Radiohead his own; jazz legend Herbie Hancock spoke of new standards by Peter Gabriel and Nirvana; and organ guru Dr. Lonnie Smith has delivered a ...

NEWS: TRENDS

Throwback: Beck Encourages Digital Fans to Engage with Analog Music

Throwback: Beck Encourages Digital Fans to Engage with Analog Music

Last week, Beck announced that his new album wouldn't be released as a digital download, nor as a CD or a vinyl. Rather, the album Beck Hansen's Song Reader will be released in December entirely as individual pieces of sheet music by the publishing house McSweeney's. While the idea of releasing songs as sheet music is ...

NEWS: RADIO

Web-based Radio Station Jet City Stream Exposes Thrilling New Seattle Talent, From Blues To Rock To Hip-hop

In the Emerald City, the slamming power pop and fuzz-bomb rock of Nirvana is now a faint echo of the past. It was only two decades ago when Seattle nearly ruled the world, when the technological advances of the Internet catapulted Microsoft into global dominance, when the town’s basketball and baseball teams thrust a refuse to ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Lola Danza: Vision Quest

Read "Lola Danza: Vision Quest" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Lola DanzaVision QuestEvolver 2005 New York jazz singer and composer Lola Danza has a background in avant-garde jazz and, before that, in classical singing. Active on the New York scene since 2007, when she arrived from Boston and Berkelee School of Music studies, the singer has immersed herself ...


ENGAGE

Enter our contest giveaways

Contest Giveaway

Win a chance at some outstanding big band and brass-powered releases by entering the Summit Records contest giveaway! One click entry.

Contest Guidelines

Reader's Poll: It's your festival. Who do you book?

Fantasy Festival Poll

It's your festival, you're in charge of booking and you have an unlimited budget. Share your lineup.

More Polls

Publisher's Desk

More Contests, more Winners! Look for two monthly giveaways starting soon. Learn more.

MORE POSTS

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.