All About Jazz
VIDEO/DVD: Dave Lambert: Voice of Reason
If you want to truly understand the kind side of jazz-the side that reveres other artists, wants everyone to love the music and views improvisation as way to bring people together-you need to dig the music of Dave Lambert.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
"My Stars Shine Darkly Over Me" - Shakespeare Says It, Charlie Parker Plays It
A soft summer's day in New York. When the rain falls, you can count the drops. I'm sitting on a bench in Tompkins Square Park reading Twelfth Night as a drop kisses the page, then one or two or three more, just enough to ripple the paper.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Tony's Kansas City
Latest Effort To Save Kansas City Jazz Legacy
KCJazzLark notes a new player amid the local Jazz scene: KC Jazz ALIVE, with its freshly-acquired not-for-profit status, has branded a compilation of events as an 18-day Kansas City Charlie Parker Celebration .
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Where America's jazz greats are spending eternity
Charlie Parker was buried in Missouri, though he wanted to be buried in New York, the place he called home.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Something Else! Reviews
Eric Wyatt - Borough of Kings
A lot of musicians like to boast they live in Brooklyn; Eric Wyatt was born and raised there and as the son of a sax player, Wyatt grew up knowing his Dad's friends, such of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Gary Bartz and Sonny Rollins, who is Wyatt's godfather.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
The Washington Post
Town Square | New condos to jazz up U Street corridor
Bozzuto Homes , a division of the Bozzuto Group , is prepping the site and will start construction later this summer on Parker15 , a nine-story condominium building at 2011 15th St. NW.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
The Jewish Journal
Alon Nechushtan: Jazz music with Israeli roots
The history of jazz is rife with junctures where the music received an infusion of creative innovation from the far-flung provinces: Louis Armstrong turned Chicago on its ear in the 1920s; the Count Basie Orchestra and Charlie Parker hit New York in 1936 and 1941, respectively; and Ornette Coleman left Los Angeles to "change the century" at New ... (more)
Thu Jul 03, 2014
All About Jazz
VIDEO/DVD: Russ Freeman: West Coast Poet
His first recording was with Charlie Parker at a Los Angeles club in 1947, but once the LP made inroads in the early 1950s, Freeman recorded steadily with and many other artists.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases "Great Guitar Lick for...
GuitarControl.com has recently made public a video guitar lesson from master instructor, Jon MacLennan.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
What is the American Dream?
In celebrating the founding of this country, many things come to mind when asked to describe the essence of America - its energy and innovation; the various liberties that Americans enjoy; the racial and ethnic mix of its people.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Music Institute Announces 2014-15 Nichols Concert Hall Season
Celebrating 85 years, the Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2014-15 season of its popular Faculty and Guest Artist Series.
All About Jazz
AWARD/GRANT: NEA Jazz Masters: Joe Segal
Joe Segal, who last week was named a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, has been at the heart of jazz in Chicago since the early bebop era.