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Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More

Read "Into the ‘Now’s The Time’ Warp & Much More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Oh, what a show for you! We start with twenty-first century New-Orleans-centric sounds from Charlie Dennard on the B-3, Billy Martin's Wicked Knee, Binker Golding, and a sexy song from Herlin Riley. We celebrate the life of Sonny Rollins with tracks from his Jazz Contrasts sideman gig with Kenny Dorham. And then there are two really ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Project THEM: Project THEM

Read "Project THEM: Project THEM" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Vibraphonist Mark Sherman has been knocking around for a while, and though he's a seasoned professional who's won several Downbeat polls it seems that he's one of those artists that's perpetually seen as a newcomer. It's telling that his Downbeat wins were in the “Rising Star" category, though he's been active on the New York jazz ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

"Stand By Me," Written By Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ben E. King, To Receive Towering Song Award at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala Event

“Stand By Me,” the song written by Leiber & Stoller and Ben E. King will receive the Towering Song Award at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Gala Event to be held at the Marriott Marquee Hotel in New York City on Thursday, June 14, 2012, Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Paul Williams: Baritone Boogie

Paul Williams: Baritone Boogie

Bebop wasn't a big deal in many parts of the U.S. until 1948 and 1949, when stronger radio signals in New York allowed jazz stations to reach other cities at night and national magazines began picking up on on Dizzy Gillespie's hipster style and novel sound. But just as bebop was outflanking swing, another form of ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Paul Williams to Lead ASCAP

Paul Williams to Lead ASCAP

Multihyphenate Paul Williams has been elected chairman and prexy of the songwriters rights org ASCAP. Williams will succeed Marilyn Bergman, who announced her resignation as after 15 years at the helm of ASCAP earlier this month. Williams, who has been an ASCAP board member for the past eight years and vice chairman for two years, was ...


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