With a new understanding of herself (and a new album to go with), the innovative singer Meshell Ndegeocello freely talks about some of her controversial lyrics, her deepest inspirations, and how she's reached a point where she doesn't need to prove anything anymore ...
27 Oct 2009
Combining the deep spiritual probing of John Coltrane, the intellectualism of Wayne Shorter, and the ebullient style of Cannonball Adderley, saxophonist Kenny Garrett's latest release represents the absolute best of the jazz spirit.
21 Jan 2009
Maybe one day Nina Simone's searing messages and righteous indignation will be completely irrelevant to the here and now, but in these trying times, this fearless leader's music and spirit remains as relevant now as four decades ago.
16 Oct 2008
Few producers in the history of American music moved bodies, warmed hearts, and inspired souls as effortlessly as Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. Befitting their achievements, Gamble and Huff head this year’s class of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
09 Mar 2008
Though all too often overshadowed by those who came after him, the 40th anniversary of his death affords us a moment to pause and reconsider the all-too-brief life and enduring legacy of soul pioneer Otis Redding.
06 Dec 2007
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