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Classicalite Recording News: The Decca Sound Dead in the U.S. as Universal Music Classics is Born

How to interpret the news that Universal is to drop the Decca company name in the United States? The first thing to say is that it's not as bad as it looks at first glance. The second thing is that, in fact, it might even indicate that...

Activists Push for John Coltrane's Home to Become Museum

Celebrity musicians and more modest jazz fans are teaming up with hopes to convert John Coltrane's final home into a museum honoring the legendary saxophonist. The home, in Dix Hills on Long Island, was in line for demolition as recently as 2011, was ...

John Sinclair's Spoken Word @ CBGB Festival

OK, so, technically, these were shot up and over in Koreatown--at Chris Noth's fancy pants dinner club, The Cutting Room.

MUSE/IQUE’s 'The Girls in the Band' Celebrates Female Pioneers of Jazz

MUSE/IQUE's next offering is Girl/Band on November 11, an evening of jazz that includes a screening of the documentary film 'The Girls in the Band,' about the women who had the chops to break through in the early 20th century.

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Makes a Country Cover Album with Norah Jones

What happens when an indie-jazz singer and a pop-punk singer come together? A country album, of course. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has enlisted Norah Jones for a cover version of the Everly Brother's 1958 record, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, ...

Classicalite's Five Best: Books on Music

How to pluck just five books from libraries and libraries of writing about music? Just close your eyes, and decide which seem obvious. These seem obvious to me...

Jaap Blonk's Sound Poetry Primer @ Roulette

Make no mistake, Jaap Blonk remains the world's foremost sound poet.

Five Quickies: Jackie Evancho to Sony, Andris Nelsons in Boston, Ronald Shannon Jackson Obit, Chinese Classical Music, Destroyer Musical

And with the world's best musicians, singers, dancers and actors going back to repertory work after their summer stocks, there's more good news happening now than there was, say, back in September.

Keith Jarrett has Released Five Albums This Year...Which is Best for The Jazz Pianist in Your Life?

An early list of Christmas gift suggestions for the jazz pianist in your life: Four new albums from legendary ivories player Keith Jarrett will come out during 2013. Here's a breakdown of what to expect from each (if it helps you choose which works ...

Is This the End of the Brooklyn Philharmonic?

Radio station WQXR reported some troubling news about the Brooklyn Philharmonic on Friday, adding to the woes of this professional ensemble that has been part of Brooklyn's musical

Mnozil Brass Unleashing Boundary-Pushing Fun, in the U.S., on 20th Anniversary Tour

When you weren't looking, Mnozil Brass quietly entered the U.S. And now, they're about to spring their blistering virtuosity and kamikaze-like humor on unsuspecting audiences in such places as Indiana, Penn. and Grand Ledge, Mich.

REVIEW: Roddy Doyle's 'The Commitments' Musical is All Jukebox, No Politics

Marvin Gaye and "Mustang Sally?" Check. Celtic Tiger...not so much.

Sun Ra Arkestra with Marshall Allen at Jazz at Lincoln Center [PHOTOS]

On the centenary of Sun Ra's earthly birth, Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomed his Arkestra to Columbus Circle for the first time. Ever.

Late Night Rundown: Musical Guests of Late Night Television For October 14 Through October 18

Can't get enough of your favorite bands on late night television? Check and see who is performing this week, and don't forget to come back and see what we have to say the next day!

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