It’s Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday this week. Just as Fitzgerald’s career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture. If she wanted to become a mainstream superstar, she needed to make a choice.
Posts tagged: Jazz
Woody Allen revealed something strange about himself in an interview with The Guardian last month. Can you pick out the famous director’s new hobby from this list of otherwise phony items? Woody Allen spends …..
(Photo for The New York Times by James Estrin) Here’s one of those obituaries for someone you never heard of who turns out to be a giant: audio engineer Rudy Van Gelder, …..
The super-bassist plays one of Stevie Wonder’s most hopeful love songs at the White House.
Jazz great Dave Brubeck has died from heart failure, a day before his 92nd birthday.
Juan Luis Guerra won another Latin Grammy this week. Read our new biography of this Dominican star.
Watch Montreal’s Colin Stetson play “Judges,” an incredible performance on the bass sax.
Jazz great Eric Dolphy was born 20 June 1928. He died in 1964, nine days after his 36th birthday. Listen to some music and see a photo gallery.
While we’re talking about Bill Evans, let’s look at a jazzman’s favorite breakfast.
The Bill Evans Trio did a little gig in Helsinki in 1970, with hip Scandanvians all around.
It’s been a musical Labor Day Weekend for the Who2 midwest HQ. Friday it was a jazz lunch at Cincinnati’s handsome Mercantile Library, with singer Kathy Wade and pianist Ed Moss:Historical homey Salmon P. Chase looked on with (presumably) approval: