Charlie Parker

After 91 years, New Yorkers can finally dance in bars.
In 1979 in Montreal, I reached such an endgame against Bent Larsen. White had a Rook, a Bishop and a Knight. Black had only
Certainly Parker influenced and inspired future generations of jazz players. Miles Davis told Time magazine in 1973 that
By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, August 23, 2016 While Bobby is the marquee player who swings hard and romps on the
Take "JFK Beagle" and "Newark Beagle" two songs developed from his encounters with the drug and contraband sniffing dogs
If you have ever had a chance to catch Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra "live", it's a good bet you have seen the larger than life presence of Sherman Irby upfront in the saxophone section.
In this solo, he stretches harmony to the breaking point, something that he began doing even before his work with Ornette
I was a little girl, with a big vibrato, recording my first single in Newark, New Jersey. Okay, I confess: it was a demo. But still, there I was at Savoy Records, a label whose catalogue of R&B, jazz, and gospel artists included Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, The Clara Ward Singers and John Lee Hooker.
Jean-Michel Basquiat passed at the tender age of 27 years young, yet his body of works isn't just someone's brilliant idea to fabricate the young artist's thoughtful 'scribbles' into some artistic sense of expression.
Whether or not you subscribe to the essentially Romantic belief that greatness comes from suffering, Whiplash is a compelling teacher/student story and an intense study of the discipline and training that it takes to become a top-ranked musician.
We professional music copyists during the '80s were like monks -- only we were teamsters, too. Seriously, we were. (I still have my old union card.) We were a band of brothers who would run into one another at Associated Music.
One aspect that distinguishes many jazz singers from other vocalists is the tight collaboration between the singer and their instrumentalist colleagues.
We're wired to feel a vicarious thrill as we watch a young protagonist become the hero he was meant to be. Whiplash hacks into this quirk of brain chemistry and gets you rooting for all the wrong things.
Montae is a veteran actor who seen on NBCs ER for 15 seasons as paramedic Dwight Zadro. He played Thurgood Marshall in another
I caught up with director N.C. Heikin to ask her what inspired her to want to bring to life the "reality" of Frank Morgan's life and she graciously took the time to give me some insight into her journey.
This week's playlist includes music from Beck, White Denim, Super Furry Animals, Fastball, and more.
In the Jewish and Christian chains of memory, the memorializing process is not some type of thinking we do with our brains; it is something we enact through our bodies. This digital memory is touched with fingers, and ultimately ingested, chewed, and swallowed.
But then for many of us, something changed. "By the end of 1974 it had already gotten so big, I was jumping ship," said Richard
As a poor white boy growing up in poverty, I looked to my African American neighbors, some accented by southern spheres, and marveled at how they could produce such beautiful colors, magnificent culture while being targeted by purveyors of hate.