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'Can You Feel It' by Rick Braun

Back of The Billboards: 'Can You Feel It' by Rick Braun

Jul 2014 17:07PM EDT

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the previous week. We hope to give a fighting chance to the bands you haven't heard of.READ MORE

Everyone's Dying to Get In: Woodlawn Cemetery Offers Grave Plots next to Jazz Legends and Major Contributors to the Arts

Everyone's Dying to Get In: Woodlawn Cemetery Offers Grave Plots Next to Jazz Legends

Jul 2014 09:59AM EDT

If it isn't too morbid to think that cemeteries can accumulate any sort of "fame," then perhaps buying your future grave plot in one of them is.READ MORE

Jack Black and Charlie Haden present at The Grammys.

Charlie Haden, Jazz Bassist and Ornette Coleman Playing Partner, Dead at 76

Jul 2014 10:36AM EDT

Charlie Haden, one of the best bassists in jazz history, has died at the age of 76.READ MORE

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Showcases the Breadth of Chicago Jazz Talent

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Announces Complete Lineup: Dee Alexander, Pianist Craig Taborn, J.D. Allen Quartet and More

Jul 2014 10:42AM EDT

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival has announced the complete lineup for its 8th annual festival on September 27 and 28. This year the Jazz Fest expands to 18 hours over 2 days, presenting Chicago’s greatest jazz musicians to an anticipated crowd of more than 20,000 people.READ MORE

The Decemberists - "The King is Dead" (2011)

9 Album Titles That Reference Other Albums

Jul 2014 16:26PM EDT

If you want your album title to catch someone's attention, one surefire technique you can try is referencing the title of a classic album, which might trick people into thinking your album is just as good. Here are nine album titles that are references to other albums.READ MORE

Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle As Miles Davis

Jul 2014 09:11AM EDT

Don Cheadle will stars as Miles Davis in an upcoming biopic.READ MORE

Tony Bennett / Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello: Musicians Gather For Montreal Jazz Festival, Prep To Release New Music This Fall

Jul 2014 12:40PM EDT

The 35th annual Montreal Jazz Festival ended just this past Sunday. Having begun on June 26, the event welcomed in some of the industry’s best musicians to perform for crowds and celebrate the wonderful genre of jazz. Legendary crooner Tony Bennett made an appearance in the largest hall, as did the likes of Lady Gaga and Elvis Costello.READ MORE

Maria Callas, Amira Willighagen

CLICK: Amira Willighagen Face Morph Maria Callas, Fillmore Street Jazz Fest, Neiman Marcus for Boston, Boulder Dinner Shrek Sounds

Jul 2014 10:01AM EDT

In a truly disturbing YouTube video, you, too, can watch Amira Willighagen's face morph back 'n' forth into the face of Maria Callas. Don't say we didn't warn you...READ MORE

The Physical World: Eric Dolphy on Physics and Other Modalities of non-Western Music, Thanks to Joe Con

In the Material World: Eric Dolphy's Handwritten Notes on Physics, Psychoacoustics and Other Real Modalities of Free Jazz

Jul 2014 09:54AM EDT

The enigmatic quality of Eric Dolphy supersedes the strange circumstances surrounding his death. A major proponent of non-Western thinking, particularly regarding America's reception to non-linear jazz forms, the actuality of sound dominated Dolphy's thinking as a student. Thanks to Joe Con, indeed, for putting this up from his archives.READ MORE

'Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch' from Dr. John and Louis Armstrong Get a Concord Records Release This August 19

Dr. John's Louis Armstrong Tribute Album, 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch,' Out on Concord Records August 19

Jul 2014 10:51AM EDT

If you aren't in the know, Dr. John and his crazy theatrics are a worldwide phenomenon. And now, the New Orleans saint (yet, not a football player) will release a compilation of what he considers the most important tracks from Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.READ MORE

Where Art Thou, Mr. Miller?: PBS' 'History Detectives Special Investigations' Premieres Glenn Miller Episode Tuesday, July 8

PBS History Detectives Special Investigation Premieres 'The Disappearance of Glenn Miller' on July 8

Jul 2014 10:47AM EDT

PBS will be the latest to premiere the story of Glenn Miller and his disappearance over the English Channel. The program, History Detectives Special Investigations, will feature "The Disappearance of Glenn Miller" on July 8 at 9 P.M.READ MORE

Nelsons to Boston

LINK: Beach Boys Boston July 4, NY Phil Smith Retires, Met Opera Loses Big on Ring, Topless Moorman, Dylan Acetates

Jul 2014 10:43AM EDT

For today's July 4th concert, it's Beach Boys in...Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block fame totally out.READ MORE

62nd Annual DownBeat Mag Critic's Poll Results Are In, Jane Ira Bloom and Vijay Iyer Among the Top Winners in Jazz

62nd Annual DownBeat Mag Critics Poll Results Are In, Jane Ira Bloom and Vijay Iyer Among Top Winners in Jazz

Jul 2014 13:18PM EDT

The DownBeat Critics Poll is the quintessential list for jazz heavyweights and serious contenders in the music world. This year, Jane Ira Bloom won soprano saxophonist of the year (and #8 jazz album of the year).READ MORE

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana Responds To Nina Simone Critics

Jul 2014 09:28AM EDT

Zoe Saldana recently responded to critics of her role in the upcoming Nina Simone biopic.READ MORE

Billy Porter

Classicalite Q&A with 'Kinky Boots' Star Billy Porter

Jul 2014 14:04PM EDT

With a Tony Award, a new album, and an autobiographical play coming up this fall at Primary Stages, Billy Porter is on several rolls at once.READ MORE

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