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Johnny Griffin: A Blowin' Session a?' Blue Note 1559

12 hours agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Sometimes dumb luck makes all the difference. That's the case with m: Johnny Griffin's A Blowin' Session. If you're a sax fan, this one's for you--not one, not two, but three red-hot tenors, plus one scorching trumpet, and the legendary m: Art Blakey smashing the drums behind t...

Orange Evening

Fire and Music. alternative music link After a long Blue day I made a note to self. The thing about the blues is the fire inside. There is only so long I can wallow. Today I am singing the blues....

Blue Velvet Actor George Dickerson Dies at 81

George Dickerson, who played Det. John Williams in Blue Velvet, died earlier this month at age 81. According to a note posted by his son, Dome Karukoski, on Facebook, Dickerson had been ill. "My father passed away on Saturday," Karukoski wrote on Jan. Show More Summary

Big Road Blues Show 1/18/15: Storyville Special – Blues from Storyville Records

Show Notes: On today's program we spotlight a great batch of recordings from the Storyville label based in Copenhagen. Storyville managed to corral  many of the great blues performers who made their way to Europe staring in the latter end of the 1950's and which increased as the American Folk Blues Festival brought many more to European shores throughout […]

Fats Navarro and Tadd Dameron a?' The Complete Blue Note and Capitol Recordings

There aren't many jazz records I'd consider essential. This is one. Granted, m: Fats Navarro isn't in the pantheon of jazz trumpeters. For starters, he didn't live long enough. He died in 1950 at age 26, so his discography is short. For another, Navarro's brief career overlapped that of t...

Tucows Hopes To Kickstart U.S. Broadband Competition One Town At A Time

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last month I noted how longtime domain registrar Tucows had decided to try and kick-start stagnant broadband competition by buying a small Virginia ISP by the name of Blue Ridge InternetWorks (BRI). Operating under the Ting brand name,...Show More Summary

Hank Mobley and his All Stars a?' Blue Note 1544

I think I've hit a wall. I love hard bop. I love Blue Note. But all of a sudden, the thrill is gone. This week, I'm listening to Hank Mobley and his All Stars, a 1957 album that could never be accused of false advertising. This truly is an all-star hard bop band: m: Hank Mobley on tenor...

Jazz from Gallery 41 Playlist - Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – Noon - 3 pm Pacific

Jazz from Gallery 41 Playlist - Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – Noon - 3 pm Pacific Streaming 24/7 – Live Broadcasts Monday through Friday Artist / Song Title / Album Title (Label) Kenny Cox / Multidirection / Multidirection (Blue Note) Stanley Cowell & Music Inc. Show More Summary

How the Blue Note hits the high notes with Facebook fans

Since 1981, The Blue Note Jazz Club is considered one of the world’s most premier jazz clubs. I sat down with the club’s Director of Marketing and Publicity, Jordy Freed, to discuss what role Facebook ads play in filling seats. Jordy...Show More Summary

Duke vs. NC State: Score and Twitter Reaction for Wolfpack's Upset Win

The Duke Blue Devils are unbeaten no longer. The No. 2 team in the country fell, 87-75, to the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Sunday afternoon at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. As ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman noted, only theShow More Summary

Chris Botti at Blue Note Jazz Club

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Chris Botti Blue Note Jazz Club 10th Annual Holiday Residency New York, NY January 2, 2015 Chris Botti has held his own as a contemporary music darling since making splashes as both a studio and live musician in the mid-1990s. Gracefully sidestepping knee-jerk criticism and bolstered by widespread p...

Lee Morgan Indeed! a?' Blue Note 1538

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The first time m: Lee Morgan entered a recording studio, he was just 18 years old and he was leading his own band. More impressive, that band included soon-to-be-legendary pianist m: Horace Silver and drummer m: Philly Joe Jones. This is the CD of that 1956 recording...

Briefly: Ant-Man Trailer, Earth-Like Planets Discovered, Dragon Age Blues

Brief news stories of note for Lifehacker readers, including: watch the first trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man, Qantas crowned world’s safest airline, Kepler telescope discovers possible life-harboring planets. More »      

Big Road Blues Show 1/4/15: The Blues Ain't Nothin' But…??? – The Year 1938

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes:   1938 Decca Catalog Today’s show is the twelfth installment of an ongoing series of programs built around a particular year. The first year we spotlighted was 1927 which was the beginning of a blues boom that would last until 1930; there were just 500 blues and gospel records issued in 1927 and […]

2014: The Year in Jazz

3 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

The year 2014 turned out to be a year noteworthy for its numbers. Newport turned 60, Blue Note turned 75, International Jazz Day's third edition featured 900 events in more than 190 countries. The jazz world lost seven of its NEA Jazz Masters, and New Orleans trumpeter m: Lionel Ferbos d...

Decluttering and Organizing Your Digital Space @blueskunkblog

Overwhelmed by your digital life? Take control! Here is my checklist for digital file management and eliminating clutter. This rumination inspired by Doug "Blue Skunk" Johnson's blog post, A Clutter-Free 2015?Note: I wrote this while...Show More Summary

Goodbye Blue Monday selling off everything in the venue

Goodbye Blue Monday is one of the many Brooklyn venues that closed in 2014. Brooklyn Magazine notes that GBM is selling off everything in the venue this week:GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY IS LIQUIDATING ITS REMAINING CONTENTS TODAY 12/30 AND TOMORROW...

2014 Blue Falcon Stolen Valor Tournament Fecal Four

Things to consider while pondering your vote, a note from past Tournament Contestant Dallas Wittgenfeld: Looks like your band of bastards are the targets of the Department of Defense and real deal combat wounded Vietnam War Veteran Secretary Hagel too. You know who turned your asses into the Pentagon, right..? Say it.. You can’t, can […]

Big Road Blues Show 12/28/14: Mix Show

4 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

 . Show Notes: For our final show of 2014 we have a diverse mix show spanning the 1920's through the 1970's and along the way we pay tribute to two blues ladies who recently passed; we end the year on a somber note with tributes to Detroit singer Alberta Adams and L.A. singer Mickey […]

Dom Solanke ended 2014 with a double as Chelsea’s U21s beat Norwich 5-0 [Videos]

Chelsea’s U21s closed out 2014 last week on a high note, as the young Blues thrashed Norwich U21s 5-0. The headline grabber for the Blues was striker Dom Solanke, who claimed a brace in the whitewash over the Canaries. Alex Kiwomya’s sweet volley gave the hosts the lead midway through the opening half, while Norwich defender Adel […]

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