All That Jazz
They took this musical genre to the next level with such influential albums such as Davis' Kind of Blue and Coltrane's My Favorite Things, but while these albums are polished and meant for mass consumption their live recordings possess the bulk of their creativity.
Road Trip through Sonic Highways
In 2011, along with Nirvana's Nevermind producer Butch Vig , the band embarked on an ambitious project to record an album in Grohl’s garage using only analog equipment. That endeavor became the Grammy award winning album Wasting Light, and the follow-up to that commercial success is an even bigger project known as Sonic Highways.
Photo courtesy Stephanie Pistel Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran will release their 14th studio album, Paper Gods in the U.S. on September 18th and in the rest of the world on September 11th through Warner Bros. Records. Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor recorded the album in London with producers Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Josh Blair,... [Read more]
L to R: James Casey, Russ Lawton, Tony Markellis, Jennifer Hartswick, Trey Anastasio, Ray Paczkowski, Natalie Cressman photo by Danny Clinch Phish frontman Trey Anastasio has announced the release of his long awaited new album. PAPER WHEELS – the multi-talented singer/musician/composer’s first new solo album in three years – arrives October 30th via Rubber Jungle/ATO Records. PAPER... [Read more]
Spending the first half of this year playing shows in Brazil and Europe as well as massive festivals such as Tomorrowland, drum & bass legend DJ Marky is now making his way to North America for a month long tour. Kicking off on August 26th, the tour includes shows in San Francisco, Denver, and Portland, amongst other major cities across the U.S. and Canada. Hitting festivals such as Nocturnal... [Read more]
On the weekend of September 25, America’s greatest and most talented jazz musicians will convene at the Henderson Pavilion for this year’s Las Vegas Jazz Festival, a relatively new music fest that’s quickly making a name for itself in the industry. In the previous years the festival was held at the JW Marriott & Spa, but the persistent outselling of tickets has encouraged event organizers... [Read more]
Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the Ravi Coltrane Quartet: June 30-July 4 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM & 11:00PM All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum ABOUT RAVI COLTANE: Ravi Coltrane is a critically acclaimed Grammy™ nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. In the course of a twenty plus year career, Mr. Coltrane has worked as a sideman to many,... [Read more]
Scratchgod 1 showcases turntable scratchologist RUCKAZOID, a vocalist, innovator, turntablist, producer, and inventor signed to DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber label. Although he’s been in the game for 15 years, his ‘Scratchgod 1’ EP is the first record to have a vocal performance with music recorded live entirely from a turntable thanks to the Controller One, a music turntable... [Read more]
Miles Davis and John Coltrane are some of the most iconic figures in jazz music history. They took this musical genre to the next level with such influential albums such as Davis’ Kind of Blue and Coltrane’s My Favorite Things, but while these albums are polished and meant for mass consumption their live recordings possess the bulk of their creativity. Thanks to the nice folks at Trapeze... [Read more]
Foo Fighters is what I call a “phoenix” band. Not because they got a degree online, but because they have risen from the ashes of a band that faded too soon. Like New Order came from Joy Division, Foo Fighters was born in the wake of Nirvana’s end. In the 20 years since its inception, Foo Fighters have become one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Selling millions of albums in... [Read more]
“One thing that might excite fans of the album is that we were able to go back and locate elements from the original sessions that were stored digitally, but never used; such as some of the brilliant work done by Bon Harris. In that fresh mixes have been commissioned, shedding new light on not only the songs hidden foundations, but their futuristic nature as well. “ The 6-disc set features... [Read more]
Festivals today are a huge business. As events like Coachella, Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Outside Lands pop up in cities around the country it is hard to imagine these outdoor shows as descendants of 1969’s seminal Woodstock Music & Art Fair. One of the most memorable moments of Woodstock was Jimi Hendrix’s iconic performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Prior to amazing audiences at Max... [Read more]
On her American debut album, Boy From The North, Norweigan Grammy Award recipient Monica Heldal exercises your heart muscles with smooth vocals and warming guitar. Part Americana, part Bluegrass, part Irish Folk – Heldal’s acclaimed debut album, Boy From The North, spent 21 weeks on the Top 40 albums chart in Norway and is the culmination of Heldal’s many musical influences that allows... [Read more]
Details about The Endless River, the new Pink Floyd album from David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, were revealed today as the album artwork appeared on buildings in ten International cities, including New York and Los Angeles. The album will be released on Columbia Records on Monday, November 10, 2014 and is produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson. David... [Read more]