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LISTEN: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Release New Song "Nature Boy" Ahead of 'Cheek to Cheek' Release

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's collaborative jazz album Cheek To Cheek is just one week away from its release date, and in anticipation of the new album, the unlikely duo have dropped a new song, "Nature Boy."

Sergio Mendes Brings Brazil to Fore on 'Magic' with Guest Appearances from Seu Jorge, Carlinhos Brown and More [Music Times Exclusive]

Sérgio Mendes has an enormous discography after more than 55 years in the music business. Forward-thinking at the time, the Brazilian icon timestamped his albums to help future fans keep things straight: Brasil '65, Vintage 74, Sergio Mendes and The ...

Tony Bennett Joined Lady Gaga Onstage In Tel Aviv

The hostile atmosphere between Isreal and Gaza didn't stop Lady Gaga from performing in Tel Aviv last night (Sept. 13), and her friend/mentor/collaborator Tony Bennett stopped by to sing a duet.

Quite Candid: Cameron Carpenter's 'If You Could Read My Mind' Top-Selling Album in U.S.

ews came that NPR was streaming organist Cameron Carpenter's upcoming album If You Could Read My Mind, anticipation heightened. Last week, thus, Cameron Carpenter had the top-selling classical album in the U.S., beating Benjamin Grosvenor on Decca ...

Tony Bennett "Saved" Lady Gaga: 'Cheek To Cheek' Diva Admits She Wanted to Quit Music After 'Artpop' Flop

Lady Gaga almost quit singing forever, and she may have if it weren't for the help and guidance of her Cheek to Cheek duet partner Tony Bennett. In a new interview, the "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" singers opened up about their surprising ...

Mercury Prize 2014: Who Should Win Most Prized UK Music Award? Music Times Ranks Nominees

It's early but Music Times is giving its rankings of the 12 albums nominated for this year's Mercury Prize and our thoughts on who should bring home the most coveted prize in British music.

Jon Hendricks Celebrates 93rd Birthday with Café Carlyle Debut on September 23

Jazz lyricist and singer Jon Hendricks will celebrate his 93rd birthday with a debut at Café Carlyle on Tuesday, September 23. Hendricks’ iconic career spans nearly 50 years.

FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn Among 2014 Mercury Prize Nominees

The shortlist for this year's Mercury Prize has been announced, which you can check out below. The Mercury Prize is awarded each year to the best album released by an artist from the UK or Ireland, as selected by a panel of British musicians, music ...

Archie Shepp Talks John Coltrane, Impulse! Records and Free Jazz with Red Bull Music Academy

Jazz legend Archie Shepp recently sat down with Red Bull Music Academy to chat it up about working with John Coltrane, revolutionizing his sound and his implications on free jazz versus blues.

A History of The Paramount Theater New York

On September 4, 1964 The Animals played its first show at the Paramount Theater in New York City. Considering that Eric Burdon and The Animals became one of the biggest names in the British invasion and rock 'n' roll in general, this marks a major ...

Highlights: Chicago Jazz Festival at Millennium Park Features Sun Ra Arkestra, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Terence Blanchard and More

The 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival runs from August 28-31 at Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. Headliners include Terence Blanchard, Rufus Reid, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Sun Ra Arkestra.

20th Anniversary BayFest Music Festival

On October 3, 2014, Mobile, Alabama will welcome an expected 200,000+ guests for the kick-off of the 3-day BayFest Music Festival.

U.S. Department of State, Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation Collaborate on International OneBeat 2014

The pursuit of music on a global scale may have finally been mastered with OneBeat, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, produced by Bang on a Can's Found Sound Nation.

Legendary Jazz Club Slug's Saloon Owner Jay Schultz Talks to Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban About Old Performers

Per Radio New Zealand National, a recent venture from Orchestra of Spheres' Daniel Beban, who runs Wellington sound exploration space The Pyramid Club met a slick fellow who ran a little join called Slug's Saloon, his name was Jay Schultz.

Emmys 2014: Music Times Judges The Nominees for Original Music and Lyrics

Most of this weekend's music media attention went toward the Video Music Awards but Monday night's Emmys feature a few musical categories of their own. Music Times checks out all of the contenders for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and ...

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