Wednesday Dec 4
7 Blue Spotlights the Music of Armstrong and Baker in Sunday's Jazz Depot Show
Louisiana's Louis Armstrong and Oklahoma's Chet Baker were just about as well known for their singing as for their trumpet playing.
Wednesday Dec 4
All that SFJAZZ
The image of US West Coast jazz remains stubbornly fixed in the 1950s, when cool horns were a Hollywood staple, trumpeter Chet Baker still looked like a film star and Dave Brubeck made it on to the cover of Time magazine.
'Wolverine,' 'Hartman' and Chet Baker documentary among new DVDs
The excitement has long been building for the next X-Men movie, "Days of Future Past," which will combine the actors playing the younger and older versions of the mutants in previous movies.
Legendary drummer Charlie Rice with saxophonist Bootsie Barnes
On December 5th, the Collingswood Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series continues with 93-year-old drummer Charlie Rice and his All-Stars, featuring saxophonist Bootsie Barnes.
A Happy 2013 RIP Birthday to Cool Jazz Cat Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond was a jazz saxophonist and composer, and according to wiki, "He was one of the most popular musicians to come out of the West Coast "cool jazz" scene, and the possessor of a legendary and idiosyncratic wit."
Five Essential Films From Bruce Weber
As critic Terrence Rafferty wrote in The New York Times: "The enduring fascination of Let's Get Lost , the reason it remains powerful even now, when every value it represents is gone, is that it's among the few movies that deal with the mysterious, complicated emotional transactions involved in the creation of pop culture - and with the ambiguous ... (more)
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First Watch: Chet Faker, 'Drop The Game'
Nicholas Murphy chose his moniker to honor Chet Baker, the American jazz musician known both as a trumpeter and a fragile, intimate singer.
Long before every brand in the universe was commissioning short "fashion films," Bruce Weber - the fashion photographer who was as responsible as anyone you could name for defining the photo aesthetic of the eighties and nineties - was making feature-length films.
Big-time jazz players converge in Sugar Loaf
Two accomplished musicians - Jack Wilkins and Harvie S - are on tap for a Sunday concert in Sugar Loaf.
All About Jazz
TV/FILM: Chet Baker: Let's Get Lost
The year was 1988. Most people were still buying LPs though CDs were starting to eat up more and more space in record stores.
Smart Bets: Chet Faker
Say you're an Australian future-beat musician named Nicholas Murphy, and you've got a good, soul-tinged sound, except that people show up at your shows expecting to see some other Nick Murphy.
Lemon Elefant to Play Community Folk Art Center, 11/21
Community Folk Art Center will be hosting a concert featuring dynamic rhythm and blues ensemble Lemon Elefant on November 21st at 7pm.
All About Jazz
Fantasy Jazz, Volume 1
If you've been collecting music for any considerable length of time, you know the answer to this question is: Plenty.