If the idea is that earth, water, fire, air and space constitute the core elements of life, then these five songs might seem as their equivalents to surviving the complications that come from embracing the good and enduring the ugly of the Christmas season.
All sides of the mosaic, mercurial, brilliant music legend Joni Mitchell appear in David Yaffe's definitive biography.
09 Nov 2017
Jazz columnist Will Layman presents seven pieces of music as evidence of the beauty and urgency of pure sound in instrumental jazz.
21 Nov 2016
Don Cheadle, director and star of Miles Ahead, has assembled a mostly enticing soundtrack to his film, though still peppered with a few inessentials.
20 Apr 2016
How does Mino Cinélu tell stories with percussion? Just ask Sting, Kate Bush, or Herbie Hancock.
17 Feb 2015
Herbie Hancock's memoir shows us how possibilities in and of themselves can be fleeting, but their ripple effects can go on nearly forever.
16 Dec 2014
The 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival shone bright as a beacon for a long-standing organization with a mission for musical outreach and jazz education.
01 Oct 2014
Blue Note, one of the foremost jazz record labels, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a vinyl initiative, releasing highlights from its massive catalog over the course of two years. Here are some picks to get you started.
11 Jun 2014
1973 was the year of Head Hunters, Herbie Hancock's seminal album. Forty years later, crowds are still loving "Chameleon", "Watermelon Man" and Hancock himself.
24 Oct 2013
Bill Evans, as both the lead artist in Soulgrass and the provider of the canvas, is ever so welcoming into this magical little art studio of a band. But you’d better have come to paint.
22 Oct 2013
While jazz’s complexity cannot be denied, much of the music remains accessible to all. The trick is just finding the right tunes and artists, those who have a universal appeal beyond the scope of the typical, admittedly somewhat limited, jazz audience.
07 Dec 2011
Canon's "Exactly as you envisioned" event hosts Herbie Hancock and introduces the new Pixma Pro-1 printer.
28 Oct 2011
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