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Michael Jackson

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The King of Pop, who will be forever immortalized for his world-famous, trademark dance moves and chart-topping success, was arguably one of the most popular recording artists of all time, his success peaking during the 1980s. Jackson was born in Gary, IN on August 29, 1958. Before he became a solo artist, Jackson was the youngest member of the Jackson Five, the explosive '60s band formed by his four older brothers -- Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon Jackson -- put Jackson on the path to stardom. Jackson's talent was brought to the attention of producer Quincy Jones, who cast him in the role of Scarecrow in 'The Wiz' (1978), a musical based on 'The Wizard of Oz.' The film also featured Diana Ross and Richard Pryor

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Article: Album Review

Vidya: The Papillon

Read "The Papillon" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


Songwriting often provides a sense of exploration and self-discovery which is not as present in other art forms. We can easily express our thoughts with words but something extraordinary happens when we add music to the mix as well, and that is certainly the case with Swedish pianist and composer Vidya Liselotte-Sundberg. Her album The Papillon ...

Article: My Favourite Things

Simone Alessandrini e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Simone Alessandrini e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Il tratto principale della mia musica Credo sia l'aspetto melodico. Almeno per ora... La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me La sincerità musicale, il coraggio di mostrare le proprie idee e non essere compiacenti. Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice

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Article: Album Review

Remi Toulon 5tet: The Crave

Read "The Crave" reviewed by Martin McFie


French pianist Remi Toulon has played and travelled with bassist Jean-luc Arramy and drummer Vincent Frade for many years. They are joined on this recording by Sebastien Charlier, who takes the diatonic harmonica out of its usual blues setting, and ventures into this more complex harmonic environment. Also in the quintet is Ze Luis Nascimento, a ...

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Jamie Bullock

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Musician and composer, Jamie Bullock, grew up surrounded by a musical family and has been playing the piano since the age of 7. He was classically trained for a brief period and soon moved to playing commercial jazz standards alongside his father. At age 16, Jamie taught himself the acoustic and electric guitar and delved into the world of rock and pop. While studying music at Virginia Tech University, he was accepted into the Virginia Tech Jazz Orchestra as lead pianist. Jamie studied jazz improvisation, technique, and scoring. During this period, he was fortunate to receive professional training under mentor, Chip McNeil, jazz director, Grammy Winner, 1st tenor sax, and lead arranger for Arturo Sandoval and Maynard Ferguson. In 2001, Jamie formed rock band, “Jivestone” in Northern Virginia and resided as keyboardist, singer, and songwriter, recording two albums and playing various clubs in the Tri-State area. Relocating to Southern California, Jamie has been consistently busy, collaborating with many artists and providing additional music and arrangements on numerous recordings

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News: For Sale

VMP Announces Vinyl Experience Celebrating Quincy Jones

VMP Announces Vinyl Experience  Celebrating Quincy Jones

Vinyl Me, Please (VMP) today announces VMP Anthology: The Story of Quincy Jones to celebrate the music, film and TV producer, musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, performer and all-around living legend, Quincy Jones. This exclusive, limited-edition vinyl box set takes listeners on an immersive experience through Jones’ nearly seven decades long career working alongside the biggest names ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Legendary Nate Smith: What's the story?

Read "The Legendary Nate Smith: What's the story?" reviewed by Leo Sidran


Drummer, composer and bandleader Nate Smith is known and celebrated in many circles. In recent years his drumming has become as influential as it has been ubiquitous. Transcription books of his playing have been written, and any drummer trying to play funk or pocket oriented music today will have to confront Nate's playing one way or ...

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Article: What is Jazz?

Ghosts In The Machine, Part 3: Jazz Musicians And Popular Music

Read "Ghosts In The Machine, Part 3: Jazz Musicians And Popular Music" reviewed by Kurt Ellenberger


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 3: The GhostsIn a recent essay in Commentary, Terry Teachout, arts and culture critic for the Wall Street Journal, makes an argument for the date on which the jazz era officially ended and the rock/pop era began--May 9, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Michael Jackson: Man in a Jazz Mirror - Part II

Read "Michael Jackson: Man in a Jazz Mirror - Part II" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The second part of this week's special edition dedicated to jazz renditions of the songs of Michael Jackson (and the Jackson 5!) showcases a wide range of approaches, ranging from the muscular, to the atmospheric, deconstructivist and straight-ahead groovy, including a compare and contrast between Vijay Iyer's and Miles Davis cover of “Human Nature." At the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Michael Jackson: Man in a Jazz Mirror - Part I

Read "Michael Jackson: Man in a Jazz Mirror - Part I" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week let's pay homage to the musical legacy of Michael Jackson. It has been 10 years since Michael Jackson passed away and lots of things have emerged since then, but the popularity of his music remains strong, including among jazz musicians (the majority of the tracks featured this week was released after his ...


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